Show and Tell Tuesday

It’s Show-and-Tell time again today!  

I’m joining my girl, Andrea, to bring you my Momfessional Moments!!  I’m all about keepin’ it real, so today should be lots of fun!

I’ve blogged about these moments in the past, so I was having a hard time coming up with new ideas.  I asked Tab for some quirky mom-things I do.  His responses cracked me up…

“After dinner, sometimes you disappear to take a bath alone in the quiet.”

“You never replace the toilet paper.” (WHY did he throw this in??)

“When I’m working out in the yard, you always send ALL the kids out to play.”

I’m not sure any of those qualify, but I thought it’d be fun to hear from Tab.  🙂

*I’ve always been a big believer in germs building their immune systems.  I’m not sure if this is true or not??  But…we pick food up off the floor, blow it off (because germs blow right off, right?), and eat it.  We aren’t crazy about wiping down a grocery cart, and my kiddos enjoy some play time in any petri dish play area.  I remember one birthday party at McDonald’s where one of my children MIGHT have been spotted licking the floor.  Because kids can be gross and maybe he heard me say it would boost his immune system?

*One of the most stressful moments for me as a mom is having a cart full of groceries and hearing a little say, “I need to go potty”.  In that situation, I will be their very biggest cheerleader to HOLD IT until we get home.

This one screams me…
if I’m solo with the kids and it’s been a rough day, I totally put them to bed early.  Turn on Netflix and grab my congratulatory dessert.  🙂
These are some things I’ve shared before…
Let me tell you what happened yesterday…the boys had well visits, we met friends for Chick-Fil-A, we ran errands, then we went to the dreaded post office!  I don’t know about you guys, but our post office always has the LONGEST lines!  I took the two boys and we stood in line for twenty minutes.  When it was my turn, Bowen starts saying (loud and in front of everyone), “Mom, I got to poop!”.  Just what you want to hear when you’ve been waiting for twenty minutes right?  I told him that he needed to hold it for just a minute.  (You must know that Bowen thinks that even if he has to potty he still calls it “poop”.)  I finished up with my order, raced the boys outside, and let Bowen potty in the grassy spot right outside our post office.  I didn’t know what else to do!  There’s not a bathroom in the post office.  Our house was about a five minute drive and I didn’t want to risk an accident IN his car seat (those are the WORST).  EEK!!!  Definitely a MOMFESSIONAL moment!!

By the way, the picture was right when he crawled in the car and buckled himself.  Don’t worry, I safely buckled him.  He likes to do it himself and is so proud!

Sometimes I have a rough day and I end up at the grocery store with all three of the crazies in my swimsuit and cover-up!  I did my very first little confession post a while back and shared it here.

Another blogger asked me to guest post and “Own It” recently.  In case you missed it, here it is… 

*I have an issue with doing things in order.  It bothers me to flip through a recipe book and make a recipe on page thirty-three.  Even if page thirty-three looks SO delicious, I’d prefer to start at the beginning and work my way to the end.  Remember that movie where the girl cooks her way through Julia Child’s cookbook??  I can relate!  haha!  I remember being young and not allowing myself to color my favorite picture in the coloring book.  I always worked my way through it.  I like to start at the beginning and work my way to the end!

*When my husband is out of town and I get the kids to bed, I often reward myself with food.  It could be strawberries and Nutella, a little bowl of cereal, or a brownie.  But a big majority of the time, this is the way I say, “Way to go, girl!”.  Not sure what is better….doing some late night online shopping or eating dessert.  Tab would say, “Eat up!”.  🙂

*This one is super strange, but I’m owning it!!  ha!  If you ask me how to spell something, I visualize how I would type it.  Does that make sense??  I imagine typing the word and then it’s easier for me to spell something out loud.  I know.  Super cray-cray.

*On that same note when I was in junior high a girlfriend asked me how to spell, “crap”. Please excuse that language, Grandma!  But that’s the word she wanted me to spell.  For some strange reason, I thought it was spelled C-R-A-P-H.  You know how the D-word has an extra random letter at the end that has no phonemic significance?  Well, I thought for some weird reason that crap (or craph) was the same way.  hahaha!!  Needless to say, she spelled it like I told her and her boyfriend laughed and laughed at her.  Oops!  To this day, I know that it’s spelled, “C-R-A-P”, but if you ask me how to spell it I’ll want to put an “H” on the end.

*I’m from a super small country town in Missouri.  My graduating senior class had twelve people.  Yes, twelve.  Eight girls and four boys.  On the seniors’ last day, we wanted to go out with a bang.  It was the country after all.  We decided to all drive four-wheelers, three-wheelers, whatever you had to school that day instead of a car.  We all met up before driving into school so if someone didn’t have something to drive we all shared.  I drove our four-wheeler, but my very favorite part about it was one of my classmates drove his tractor.  I’m one hundred percent happy I live in the city now, but at times my country roots definitely shine through.  I think back on that last day of school and smile!

*In high school, I would have used the word “athletic” to describe myself.  I’m not even kidding.  But I can’t use it anymore.  From fifth grade to graduation I played volleyball.  I played for my school, on club teams, and went to camps each summer.  I was all in and pretty good.  I made All-District…that makes me sound legit, right?  haha!!  So my first year of teaching third grade the school where I taught has a huge kickball tournament the last week of school and I agreed to play.  The classes all play each other and then the winners play each other and eventually the number one student team plays the teachers.  That is a BIG game with an announcer, parents watching, and the entire school in attendance.  I was only twenty-two years old I should have been the star on the kickball team, right?  So wrong!  First off…when it was my turn to kick I completely missed the ball.  My leg went right over the top!  Then when I was in the field….the ball went right through my legs.  Needless to say, I would NEVER use the word “athletic” to describe myself again. 

*I’m not an pet person.  Growing up we had a couple random dogs and cats, but none that ever really became a part of the family.  Living out in the country, they were all outside pets.  But my son, Nixon, is obsessed with dogs and has been since he could talk!  I’m mentally preparing myself for getting him a dog when he’s seven.  I think I told him that when he was three because it seemed SO FAR AWAY.  Well, he just turned five!!  EEK!!

*I’m a good mix of crazy disorganized and organized.  I lose my debit card ALL THE TIME!  It drives my husband crazy!  But if you asked me where Ebby Lee’s blue polka dot dress was or Nixon’s baseball belt…I could tell you EXACTLY where they are. 

*The phrase “we should go dancing” has never left my mouth.  (I totally copied this from a friend!)  I think the only time dancing is fun is at a wedding when your doing ridiculous things like the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance.  

I’ve also shared…
They weren’t 100% Momfessional Moments, but they were super close.  You can check it out here.

If you’d like to read about more confessions, I host a series every month called, “Owning It”.  I ask other bloggers to come and claim their crazy by sharing it with us.  They are SO much fun to read.  I’m excited about this Thursday.  I have a new friend sharing her crazy.  Here are other past posts from my series…

You can read Elise @ Cheers Y’all HERE.
You can read Andrea’s @ Momfessionals HERE.
You can read Kelly’s @ Kelly’s Korner HERE.
You can read Olivia’s @ Snyders Tell All HERE.
You can read Narci’s @ Grace and Love Blog HERE.
You can read Fancy Ashley’s HERE.
You can read Kelly’s @ Redhead on the Run HERE.
You can read Shay’s @ Mix and Match Mama HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!  XOXO

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  1. 1.19.16
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I'm going to be sad when my kids figure out that sometimes, I put them to bed early too ;).

    • 1.19.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too!!

  2. 1.19.16
    Unknown said:

    Love these! But I cannot figure out what the "D word" is….I must be having a senior moment. I love spelling errors like that, they crack me up. My sister-in-law thinks "idea" is spelled "ideal" – she'll text me "I have the best ideal for this weekend!" LOL!

    • 1.19.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahahaha!!! Love this!

  3. 1.19.16
    Anonymous said:

    Tab's comments are super funny!! Also, that tractor story is one of my faves!! Love it! 🙂

    • 1.19.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I loved his feedback!

  4. 1.19.16
    Aja said:

    Well, until today I had no idea going to to grocery store in a swim suit and cover up could be co suffered inappropriate! Maybe that's what growing up 15 minutes from the beach does to you, but you see that here all the time. Also, I consider the ability to easily potty outside one of the best things about having boys! I don't encourage it, of course, but a discreet 3 year old pottying into a bush sure makes for a lot less stress at times!

    • 1.19.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahahaha!!! Absolutely!!

  5. 1.19.16
    KW0410 said:

    These made me crack up Erika! EXCEPT for the one about germs… NO! Seriously – I work in a hospital and we see kids pick up some NASTY illnesses that are so much for their bodies to overcome … not worth the risk. A large number of kids don't wash their hands and some adults are bad, too! ICK. You can get really sick from some of the things on grocery cart handles and in kids play areas… eek!!!! Google it!

    • 1.19.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      We are great hand washers and my kids probably over use hand sanitizer just because they like it. 🙂

  6. 1.19.16
    Kimm said:

    When Brooke and Harrison were younger I may have once or twice set the microwave ahead an hour so it was their bed time 😉

    • 1.19.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Nixon will start asking questions soon!

  7. 1.19.16
    Dawn said:

    Love! Can totally relate to the potty incident! My daughter peed in the floor at a store (with carpet!) yesterday as I was checking out! Mortified!!!

    • 1.19.16
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I was behind a lady whose daughter did that at the grocery store last week. The mom started crying. I felt horrible for her. It happens to us all!!

  8. 1.19.16
    Elaine Welte said:

    I spell the exact same way! Like I'm typing it out! My kids have also been known to lick things or people. Oh gosh.

  9. 1.19.16
    Kati Matthews said:

    Love this Erika! So funny!

  10. 1.19.16
    Tara G. said:

    When we lived overseas, we visited the village of our ancestors that immigrated and my toddler needed to potty while we were in the church at the center of the town square…no bathroom inside and so the lawn had to do because nothing else was open thanks to the Queen's bday! Desperate times, desperate measures.

  11. 1.19.16
    Leigh (Balancing By Faith) said:

    Ha – my kids are 6 & 8 and we still have panic potty moments — REALLY? Why didn't you go the 3 times I asked to make sure BEFORE we left the house! Beware, 8 year olds start to understand time, Ashlyn will tell me often it isn't her bed time yet…even if it's 2 minutes early!

  12. 1.19.16
    Caits Cozy Corner said:

    great post and glad i found your blog through the link up 🙂

  13. 1.19.16
    Karen Ward said:

    I laughed out loud at that potty moment! Years ago, when my son was about five or six (he's 28 now) we were coming home from running errands. As we were getting out of the car, he's telling me he has to poop. We lived in a really old house and the front door lock was a little temperamental at times. Of course, when he has to poop, I can't get the door open! Needless to say, I just told him to pull his pants down and let him do his business on the front porch. Don't worry, I hosed it off afterwards!!

  14. 1.19.16
    The Queen said:

    One of our favorite things to do in the summer after a long day of swimming is run into to HEB and pick out your dinner. Sometimes its yogurt, sometimes its a microwave dinner, sometimes its sushi…but its always easy!

  15. 1.19.16
    Emily F said:

    I think every boy mom has a potty story! My son had to go in the drive thru at Chick-Fil-A. I knew I didn't have time to get him and my daughter out of their car seats and take into a very crowded chick-fil-a in time, so I pulled into the parking lot and let him pee in a paper bag. In hindsight, I see that was a terrible idea. I thought it might hold for a minute until I could get it to the trash, but NO; it went straight through to the floorboard of my car. My son looked at me like I was crazy!

  16. 1.19.16
    Sara Lynn said:

    The germs on the grocery cart made me laugh. I used to not care then I got hand foot and mouth disease (at age 26) and my doctor told me I could have got it from the grocery cart. Now I MUST wipe it down or I have flash backs of that AWEFUL disease!!

  17. 1.19.16
    steph said:

    Great post! Reading all these desperate potty moment make me feel kinda lucky…never came close to anything this bad when my son's were little. It never seems to matter what time you go to the post office, there's always a long line. Funny how your husband is the one who changes the roll of toilet paper. A lot of times it's the guys who forget! Lol.

  18. 1.19.16
    "The Mrs." said:

    That is so awesome!! I can't wait to read Thursday…such a GREAT topic. 😉

  19. 1.19.16
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Another thing we have in common…totally not a germaphobe and have never made a big deal with my kids…may or may not have had one lick the handicap rail in a public bathroom. My ex-husband always griped at me for not washing my hands all the time but HE was the one always sick!!

  20. 1.19.16
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    I am DYING reading the part about the post office. Gotta do what ya gotta do, right?!

  21. 1.19.16
    Mama 2 Four said:

    Love this, too funny! We just had a potty moment five minutes ago when my 5 year old stood on the side of the trampoline to potty in the yard and it blew back on the trampoline where my other three kiddos were jumping!!! Lol!

  22. 1.19.16
    Megan said:

    1- my kids potty by my car all the time. Ekk seriously. How else do you do it in a store. Thankful for boys!! 2- I do the typing thing too. Not sure why. Ha!! 3- I'm like you in being organized and chaos all rolled into one!!! Drives Austin crazy!!!

  23. 1.20.16 said:

    I swear post offices set the crazy off in kids.. I was in line and my son was about 3 or 4 he wanted a sucker and I said no . So in front of everyone he just pulled down his pants in a rage and stood there.. I wanted to die lol

  24. 1.21.16
    Elise @ Her Heart and Home said:

    This make my heart smile every time!!!!!! Love love love. xx