Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our Simple Little Breakfast Date.. With A Typical AP Fail.

Mornings are rather routine around here. In an ugly, status-quo sort of way. 

The Husband's alarm goes off somewhere between 6am and 7am. Some days, if he's feeling particularly motivated, he'll get up at 6am and trudge downstairs to the basement to work out. Most days? He presses snooze roughly 11 times as I lay beside him, ready to punch him in a kidney. 

The minute he turns the shower on, C wakes up. Like clockwork. I stumble out of bed, wander half-asleep downstairs to fix his morning cup of milkies and grab the iPad on my way back up. After a quick diaper change, C merrily sits in his pack and play, watching the Movie Du Jour. Most days it's Tangled. Some days it's Cars. This morning? It was Curious George. 

While the Husband gets ready for work and C watches his movie, I crawl back underneath the covers in an attempt at just a few extra minutes of shut eye. By 8am, it's out the door and off to the office for The Husband. By now, C is practically throwing himself from the pack and play and that's usually my signal that it's time to venture downstairs. 

If it isn't Carter hurtling himself from his confines, it's Sheepie's hot, moist dog breath breathing directly in my face. 

Our already monotonous day typically continues with coffee for myself and some semblance of a frozen breakfast for C. French toast sticks, mini pancakes, etc. Don't worry, I usually fancy it up with some fresh cut fruit and a small bowl of yogurt. 

Are you bored yet? Don't worry, Loyals. Be honest. Because this morning? I woke up and decided I wasn't going to fall victim to The Same Old Day. 

As I dressed Carter for the day, upon waking at 7:30am, I also managed to throw together tonight's Crock Pot dinner. Believe me, Carter was just as confused as I was about putting on his day clothes before lunch. 

This morning? I had a diner breakfast date with my handsome little man. And I'm so thankful we decided to switch it up a bit. 

We loaded ourselves into the car and drove off to our favorite little run-of-the-mill diner. Chock full of greasy breakfast foods and happy little elderly folks. C was loving it and so was I. It was so nice to get out of the house for a bit, especially during that slow, sleepy part of the morning. 

We shared a plate of hash browns, smoked sausage, french toast and Carter's personal favorite, scrambled eggs with ketchup. In between waving at each and every diner patron and making friends with our waitress, we practiced our words and even sang some songs. 

So. much. fun. Loyals. 

As C began to throw his potatoes onto the floor, I knew it was time to head out. And that's when I realized it. A certain Mama left her wallet at home. 

Story of my life. 

What's a Mama to do, right? I quickly thought about shmoozing our way through our bill. I  mean, my kid is pretty cute, right? Certainly worth the $8.69 it would cost to get us out of there. And then I remembered that I'm the world's worst shmoozer. So? I called the Husband. And begged and pleaded with him to bail us out of the pickle we so quickly found ourselves in. 

Thank god The Husband works close to home. And the diner.

Happy Thursday, Loyals! 




26 comments :

  1. le sigh. you totally could have gotten away with C's eyes footing that bill!

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  2. "He presses snooze roughly 11 times as I lay beside him, ready to punch him in a kidney. " Story of my life. And if I didn't want more little Lukes, the punches would be elsewhere.

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  3. Oh no! I've so many times worried about doing this. Or even worse, that I'll end up at a cash only place. Even the hubs couldn't help me out of that one! We never carry cash. Eeeks!

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  4. That's hilarious! I'm sure it resulted in a mini panic, but I'm glad your husband was able to bail you out . . . could have been quite the embarrassing situation, haha.

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  5. OMG too funny!! I am tempted kidney punch Andrew every morning at yes...4:45 am! Glad you had a great diner date!

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  6. OH! This totally melts my heart! I just love the thought of doing things out of the ordinary and for no particular reason other than, it's Thursday. Here here to starting that tradition! Glad Hubs was able to bail you out...though I'm pretty sure you could have sweet talked your way out of 10 bucks! ;)

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  7. This is my greatest fear. In fact, last Saturday I left the house with no wallet and drove an hour away from home before realizing! I swear having a baby just makes your brain melt. Glad The Husband was close enough to save the day!

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  8. Sounds like our day except I keep playing The Santa Clause because Owen loves the reindeer!

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  9. I checked out of the grocery store yesterday without my debit card. Why do these things happen to us?? Haha, good thing we have good hubbys. ;)

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  10. When pregnant we frequented a local pizza joint. $6 for a small pizza, salad bar, and soda? Sign me up! We both thought the other had grabbed our gift certificate. Neither did. It was pouring rain and we ran into the joint and ordered. No money on either of us. The high school worker said don't worry about it, we were frequent customers. Unfortunately? Embarassment ensued as the owner's daughter was in my class! I slipped her some cash the following day to give to her parents. Aye yi yi!

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  11. My husband is also a chronic snooze button hitter. Drives me CRAZY! Glad your Hubby was able to bail you out. :)

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  12. What a cute morning with your babes, good save by the hubs! :)

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  13. I know just what you mean about the mornings/days being so repetitive... the diner sounds like a blast!

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  14. Aww. You mean they didn't just let you go wash the dishes? ;)

    Good save, Husband! And when E is a liiiiittle older, I look forward to possibly having 1 or 10 of these mornings myself. :)

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  15. I hate when my husband presses snooze!! I have to shake him half the time to even wake him up to turn off the alarm!

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  16. Hilarious! I would so so so do this myself. We've had tons of times where all 3of us are out together and one of us realizes we're walletless but thankfully, it's never happened that we both are. And, I agree with everyone ... C could have gotten you out of that pickle, I'm sure of it.

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  17. I'm so with you. I am a new SAHM but if I could have a cleaning lady once or twice a month for the deep cleaning stuff I just don't have time for I would. Thanks for posting this!!!

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  18. I've done that so much that my husband put an "emergency fund" of cash in my glove compartment:-)

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  19. Also - I don't know if you've done this before but I would love to read a typical "day in the life" post?

    I think my daughter is about the same age as C and I love new ideas for our days...already I made a mental note of your pack 'n play/iPad combo! She wakes up at 6 and there is no way in hades that I am waking up any earlier...maybe with your trick I can now get a shower before naptime, woot!

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  20. Hahaha....at least it worked as great blog fodder!!

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  21. Happens to me all the time, and I have no excuse, baby nor pregnancy brain! Agh .. and my husby works HOURS away - Its always so embarrassing :)

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  22. Love this post. It's a good reminder to break the routine every now and then. We have a similar morning situation here and I think it would be great to take E out one morning. And not forget my wallet though - I'll try to skip that part :)

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  23. LMAO! Thats what you get for trying to be so productive that early in the morning! Just kiddin! Your days sound alot like mine!

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