The other day, my hubby got home from work and found me in the backyard lying in the hammock. I was hiding from my arguing kids. I have amazing children. We have peaceful days and we have days where they fight alldaylong about everything. I think it’s called human nature. I’m pretty sure they were standing outside the bathroom door arguing, hoping I would solve the issue from inside the bathroom. I’m talented like that.
My husband joined me on the hammock and we fell asleep. Right there on a Thursday when I should be fixing dinner. My day got about 100% better. We woke up to a 5 year old staring at us about half an hour later. Nap time over. Before we went back inside, we saw a man walking next to the side of our house.
I was a little alarmed, but my son looked over the fence and said, “Oh, it’s just a guy putting a padlock on the meter.”
My husband jumped up because THAT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN.
He came back with a yellow slip that said our gas had been shut off.
So that’s what it feels like to be delinquent.
My kids were all WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? It means it’s after 5pm and there will be cold showers in the morning.
Truth: I had no idea we even had gas in our house. [Insert a lot of gas jokes from my kids here]
Apparently, I forgot to put it in our name when we moved two months ago. Oops.
My momma said there’d be days like this….
So, I locked myself in the bathroom and took a long hot bath with the last of the hot water.
A couple of hours later, I shared this picture on Facebook. Some brilliant mother came up with “The We Will Get Along Shirt.”
I felt completely understood. And have threatened it more than once!
Smart moms for the win.
P.S. How’s your Monday going?