Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Top 5 Reasons Never to Leave Home



Rhode and I took a mini-vacation up to Moses Lake, leaving Jon and Scarlet to fend for themselves. Boy have I learned my lesson. Never again! And here's why...

5. Scarlet called me every night and used her sweet little voice and ever growing vocabulary to tell me she missed me, she loved me (first time by the way) and that I should come home until I missed her so much I could hardly believe I ever looked forward to my Scarlet-free time.

Of course, I have returned to find sweet phone Scarlet isn't actually here. Clingy, fit-throwing, mess making, baby beating, toy stealing, piercing scream emitter Scarlet has taken her place. Ok she is not that bad. I can say that now because she is taking a nap. It always easier to enjoy sleeping children.

4. I already get to avoid soy products (think soy sauce, hot dogs, and other random foods) to appease my little man who sure likes to puke on me when I eat them. Now after finally getting him to take a bottle, I learn that formula is not the boy's best friend either. It was the cheap stuff so maybe he will do a little better with the expensive kind, but that little experiment left me covered in white spit up spots all weekend.


3. I refuse to pay the extra fee to choose your seat assignment on Allegiant Air. I get so sick of their nickel and dimeing me! So, not surprisingly I ended up on a window seat next to two men who were not excited to be sitting next to the baby mama combo. Rhode wasn't all that into sleeping either so I got to wrestle with him with my knees crammed up against the seat in front of me (sucks to be tall on an airplane) for 2 and a half hours. Sucks to be so cheap...


2. I am oh so very behind on my life, but it is all that much harder to catch up when you leave your phone behind in Washington! We are not believers in having a land line so it means I am stuck with little contact to the outside world and without the ability to get many of my important tasks done as I wait for my phone to arrive in the mail.

And the number one reason that I will never ever ever leave home again is because, after only a few days, I came home to this...


No woman should have to endure such facial hair torture!


Ok, actually I had a really fun weekend. I got to see my Aunt Julie and spend a lot of time with my sisters who looked absolutely beautiful this weekend.

But I have learned my lesson and will never leave Scarlet and Jon to their own devices again... until the Earl cousin reunion that is! :)

13 comments:

Ty and Dani said...

Fun post, wish I could have met you up in Moses Lake. Rhode is getting so big and I haven't even seen him yet. I am still prego and waiting, waiting, waiting. I will let you know.

Noriko Anderson said...

Oh the Facial Hair... I totally understand!! John is constantly trying to do something while I'm gone... grow the ghettoest mustaches... or shaving his head or something that I won't let him do... and I feel the formula thing too.. Dane is the same way... He is sensitive to caffeine and ANY mexican food, which really sucks for me...

Mindy said...

No wonder I couldn't get a hold of you. I almost called Jon but I figured you'd call back after seeing I called, I didn't leave a message. Oh well. I wish I could drop in this week but I am busy again. BTW I am soooo not a fan of the new look for Jon. Not that mine opinion, or anyone else's matters to him but I think it looks like a serial killer. Maybe it's just that all mustaches look like something a serial killer would wear. TTYL (New from Kim Baldwin.)

Myca said...

Oh your little man gets cutter by the second...and the facial hair kills me! That is the one thing I tell Jared he can't grow...no nasty 80's porn stashes! Unfortunately...now that's all he can grow being a cop...so I guess he will just have to deal with being clean cut.

Emily said...

Ok so remember how your husband looks exactly like Ryan Gosling with that mustache. . . .well Ryan Gosling on a wanted poster in the Post office, but seriously, do a comparison, I think it's uncanny!

Kimmy said...

The pictures of Jon kinda freaked me out. :)

angie said...

maybe we should put kyle on "jon duty" while we have our girl's weekend...that mustache can never come back.

Angie Larkin said...

I saw John at church with the 'stache and was instantly transported to the early eighties and images of my dad and his transition lense glasses and Burt Reynolds moustache...somewhere in the distance Creedence Clearwater Revival was playing....SPOOKY! So funny. I'm trying to picture you and your legs trapped in a plane. It's giving me anxiety. John was so sweet to go running with Nic and help him beat his record! Glad you are home...hope to see you Friday at the V-day shin dig.

Kristi Hoogland said...

You crack me up! Oh, and I agree with Mindy on the serial killer thing. (Not that Jon looks like one, just the mustache thing.)

Bryan said...

You better just come and live in Moses Lake forever so we can all keep an eye on Jon!

Peggy Dee said...

That last one was from me!

Angie Larkin said...

Ok...so I finally got around to checking out the cookbook you gave me for Christmas...FABULOUS! I love the witty little side-notes and tips. Who is Jenn Burke? I want to be her friend...she sounds funny. Does she have a blog on your blog list? Thank you again for such a cool recipe book!

Campbell Family said...

That last part about Jon was so funny that I just had to wake Chase up (who is sleeping in bed beside me right now) just to show him those pictures! Hilarious!!!