Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What the Heck? Wednesday

One of my personal heroes (the The Mommyologist) started What the Heck? Wednesday. I've jumped on the bandwagon and adding my own 2 cents...

Why do people call you and ask you for something (like your address) and then when you start rattling it off, they interrupt you to say, "Hold on a minute, let me get a pen..." What the heck?! Didn't YOU call ME specifically to ask me for that??!

Why is it that even though my youngest son is 8 months old, my freakin hormones are STILL all whacked out? What the heck?! This is ridiculous! I feel like Sybil. One minute I'm great and the next I need talked down off the ledge? It's crazy.

This morning when Joe was getting ready for work I had to tote E along with me everywhere I went, and I knew I had to visit the powder room SOON or bad things would happen...I actually said out loud that I would go after Joe left  for work and thought about what I would do with E and M while I *ahem* powdered my nose. What the heck? When did it become necessary to schedule my bathroom breaks? I think it all happened about 5 years ago at 3 am when my water broke...

My kids are playing beside me. What are they doing? Beating the crap out of a poor, defenseless little carpenter ant. I know...that's gross. What's worse is that our neighbor JUST informed us (after 4 years of living in this house) that it's necessary to have an exterminator come in about every 5 years because every house IN A 1 BLOCK RADIUS was built on an ant colony back in the 1940's. WHAT THE HECK?!?!?! What happened to disclosure?? We were never informed of this at closing when we bought this house. Woulda been a useful piece of info.

To add to the last one...we DID call an exterminator only to have him tell me (the day he was going to schedule an appointment) that his mom passed and would he like me to give the job to someone else? What the heck?! What do you say to that? I told him just to call me when he gets back into the office (which he told me would be Monday or in 2 or 3 days ago...) Now what? Not a peep. The poor guy just lost his mom, but I've got these ants.....


  1. There is an award for you over at my blog!

  2. Hahaha scheduling bathroom breaks...this IS a job isnt it? Wheres the pay!

  3. I am laughing out loud at the first one!! Hold on...lemme get a pen!

    I hope you don't get an ant infestation! Those are the WORST!

    Thanks so much for linking up this week and for your sweet comment about me. I am truly humbled!!

  4. ha! double ha for the bathroom break bit. yeah. I hear you.
    my husband is an exterminator (in GA) and we've heard LOTS of stories about horrible exterminators, sometimes they've even made the problem worse. Keep trying! If you don't take care of those ants they'll take over your house!!! good luck!

  5. I love these! So Funny... I think I will have to join in the "what the heck?" fun next week.

  6. Freakin' hilarious. Primarily the "ahem... to powder my nose". I used to NURSE the poor infants while doing #2! Eww... GROSS! Wow, that actually sounds like a decent blog post in my future (twinkling fingers...).

    The exterminator; great. Sucks. We have him come quarterly (for a fee), but it gives me free reign to call him when I see EVEN ONE ant, and he'll be there the same day to smoke 'em, with no fee. Worth the investment. Too bad you didn't get the cliff notes version sooner, ehh? Ant colony? Seriously??

    Call me the next time you need to be talked off the ledge. No prob.

  7. Hey, Tyne! It's not too late...there's still several hours left to Wednesday!!

  8. We do what we have to do, right? I've had to hold babies in public restrooms before while I'm going because, if you don't take a carseat in, then there's nowhere safe to put them, right? Yes, we are investing in the quarterly program. HATE HATE HATE these ants. They are everywhere in our sunroom. If you leave even one crumb out-they are all over it! Gross!

    I will call you next time. Thanks, BFF!!!

  9. Wish you lived closer, we could give your hubby some work!

  10. Can definitely relate to the hormone thing! I guess it is just the way it is. But, when men blame their grumpiness your hormones, WHAT THE HECK!

  11. Mandy. Your comment on my blog moved me to tears. Thank you for your feedback - this is precisely one of the biggest reasons why 1) I write and 2) share my story. No one will ever feel that they are OK and normal unless we agree to share our stories - the good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm writing Part Three as we speak so look for it early next week.

    On another note, I also have to schedule my bathroom breaks as well. In fact, it doesn't really matter if I do or not because everyone, including the dog, must be in there with me at all times. Long ago on my other blog I wrote about this exact thing (It's a Family Affair it's called) because I always DO think "What the heck?" Too funny!

    And ants? Uck. I'm so sorry. They are no fun.

    Mandy, you bring a smile to my face. Wish you were going to Hearts at Home with us this weekend - you would love it. Possibly next year?


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