Sunday, June 14, 2009

Not Me! Monday -- Little Princess Mornings and No Sweep Afternoons

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! In this blog carnival created by MckMama everyone has fun telling all the things they DID NOT do (but really did). You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
Here's what has NOT been going on around here:

I DID NOT spend every morning last week working as one of 3 "Queen Moms" in a class of 20 nearly 4 and 4 year old girls in Princess camp at my church. While there I DID NOT paint around 280 finger nails with glittery polish (sometimes even in a rainbow pattern), do 40 different
headcounts ("I'm getting 19, we're missing 1!"), and attempt to convince the girls they didn't need fancy dresses to be princesses because they were daughters of The King (God). I DID NOT wish several times for a larger lap when I had three girls sitting in my one lap!

I DID NOT confirm my already well researched observations that little girls do not hit, push and tackle as much as little boys, but they do whine a lot more! I DID NOT learn 2 new things about groups of little girls: 1) they need a whole
lot more potty breaks than little boys 2) the wardrobe issues will be plentiful!
We had lost tiaras, sore heels needing band-aids due to shoes rubbing, princess dresses that were "too scratchy", broken bracelets, and the unfortunate, heart-stopping broken-princess-shoe-incident! Thankfully the little girl was not hurt when she slipped on the stairs, broke her shoe and fell 3 steps, but let's all just repeat after me, "Those plastic dress-up princess shoes should not be worn out of your house no matter how much your little girl begs and never, under any circumstances, should you let a little girl walk down stairs wearing them!"

I DID NOT tie one little girl's dress only to have her tell me it was "too loose"; I tied it again and then it was "too tight"! I DID NOT during a bathroom break hear a little girl complain that the toilet seat was "too hard". I DID NOT at any point in the week actually send a little girl to crawl under a bathroom stall door to unlock it because there was another little girl in there who would not come out! NOPE, NOT ME!

My own daughter DID NOT fall so in love with the pink princess t-shirt I bought her on the last day of the camp that she wore it Friday afternoon, slept in it Friday night, wore it all day on Saturday, slept in it Saturday night, and it took negotiation deserving of a Noble Peace Prize to get her out of the shirt and into a dress for church on Sunday! My daughter DID NOT run up to her room as soon as we got home from church and put the t-shirt back on. I am NOT so glad she finally let me wash it tonight, of course, only on the co
ndition that I'd have it ready for her to wear again tomorrow!

My 25 month old DID NOT learn to climb out of his crib last weekend (the crib I was only using for naptime because he sleeps in his brother's bottom bunk at night). This DID NOT cause him to climb out and come downstairs to tell me, "Climb out, crib! Bonk head!" I DID NOT return him to his room (this time to the bed next to his crib), tell him he needed to take a nap, close his door, and go back downstairs only to have him jump up, open the door, and procee
d to run wildly around the playroom declaring, "No want sweep!" "Sweep" is toddler for "sleep". This same scenario DID NOT play out 4 different days last week!

I DID NOT discover one evening after naptime that the toddler had entertained himself in his room during a "No Sweep" day by depositing all the clean diapers from his changing table into his Diaper Genie!
What have you NOT been up to!

Find more What I Learned this Week at Musings of a Housewife.


  1. My son did the same thing with all the clean diapers recently :) I was going out of my mind trying to find all the clean diapers!

  2. Sounds like a full, busy, crazy, and WONDERFUL time of fun memories around your place! :)

  3. I have to tell them to put up their boxes before they can go do anything else. I cannot imagine what you were thinking when you realized that all your diapers were gone, that is too funny!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're welcome anytime!

  5. And I am not laughing at your post. Really I'm not! The noise you hear is just the t.v.!

    My son had a favorite Star Wars shirt when he was little, and we had to negotiate around the washing machine too, lol!

  6. Too funny! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  7. Oh! Mikayla would have loved the princess camp! I'm impressed that you survived so much girliness! But, it sounds like you lovd it and at least you weren't alone. ;) It kind of made me chuckle with the observation of boys vs. girls. They are a little bit more whiny, aren't they?

    Yikes about the diapers! Hopefully you were able to save them.

  8. Sounds like a hectic week - a room FULL of princesses - tough!

  9. 280 fingernails!? My word. I'd need a drink after that. And the diapers -- well, at least he is industrious. :-)


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