Sunday, October 12, 2008

How mean am I?

Well, let's just say I am in the running for the meanest mom of the year award.

Getting ready for church this morning Cami put on this dress...

Pretty cute, huh? She picked it out with her aunt and I like it too, really I do.

But I felt like the neckline was just a little too wide, so I asked her to put something on over or under it. Obediently, but very unenthusiastically Cami spent the next several minutes trying on on several shirt/tank tops/sweaters and then finally settled on a white shawl.

At this point it was time to be on our way, so I started sending kids out to the car. Unfortunately just as she was walking out the door, Cami went in for her one last glimpse in the mirror and then moaned in horror that the shawl didn't match the dress!

My pleas that we had to leave NOW were overpowered by her keen sense of fashion, and she ran back to her room in tears frantically searching for something else to wear. In the meantime I'm watching the clock tick on--one minute, two minutes, three minutes...

Still she wasn't ready. So what did I do?

I left without her.

Granted when she called me crying 3 blocks away from home I turned around and got her, but I was fully prepared to keep driving and pick her up after sacrament meeting.

It wasn't nice. I admit it. (sorry Cami) But just so everyone knows, Glen may be in Shanghai today, but this whole situation is all his fault! There's no way this ever would've happened if he were here. He would have been the calm voice of reason and we just would've taken two cars and been fine! (See Hunny, I can still blame you for things even when you're not here.)

So I hope I don't have to make a speech or anything when I win that award...


Deanne said...

I love that! What a great story. And one I'm sure you will hear about for years to come. I bet she'll never be late for church again though...;)

Troy said...

I can so sympathize with.......Glen! (I definitely can empathize with you too, Lara, and you did the right thing by driving off. I've had to do that a couple of times in the hopes it will teach our kids a lesson.) But I know exactly how Glen feels because many times I get blamed for things that happen at home when I'm 1/2 way around the world! But, I suppose that's the job of a husband, and we love our wives for it.

Denise said...

Oh Lara!

You are going to have to do a lot better than that to win that award away from me!!!!

But, I TOTALLY understand how you feel! And I have to's ALL Glen's fault. TOTALLY.

Steve-Rosanna said...

Absolutely all your fault Lara for dressing your children so nicely and instilling such a keen sense of fashion in your daughters.

Mom and I never had to worry about such a thing happening on a Sunday morning since each of you only had one really nice Sunday dress and were always dressed in your Kmart finest. Of course, as you got older and could wear the same dresses as Kristina, there were minor delays over who should wear what.

The only Sunday morning delays were looking for shoes at the last minute.

Poor Glen, over in Asia all by himself and missing all the fun at home!

Love, Grandpa-Grandma

glen said...

All I have to say is mea culpa. I do wish I could have been there, but I am on the home stretch and can't wait to get home!

Charlene said...

My son says I am the meanest mom in the world! Glad to know I am not alone! I feel for you, and I hope your hubby is coming home soon!

Madeline said...

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Andrew said...

Cami-I love you! You look beautiful!

Lara-I think you are a good aunt!!

K said...

I have a good feeling none of your kids will ever be late getting ready for church again! HA! (o:

By the way, I think the dress is super stylin!

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