Thursday, May 15, 2008


This morning started out like any other.  The kids were all smiles, they were happily watching Diego as I got the cereal out.  After I had poured each of them a bowl of Cheerios I announced that it was breakfast time they came a running.  

My first mistake...I somehow thought I was Tom Cruise in "Cocktail" and slid a bowl of Cheerios across the table to Peanut.  Only, I apparently do not have the suave bartender moves, because the bowl didn't come to a perfect stop in front of her.  It careened over the edge like a car going over a cliff.  


I am not usually the spiller (is spiller a word?).  The kids didn't know what to do.  They all looked at me as if to say "Way to go dumbass...that one was ALL you".  Poor Peanut was so upset that her Cheerios were all over the floor that she inadvertently knocked HP's bowl over.  

That's how we started the day.  Two.  Full.  Bowls of cheerios.  All over the floor.

Thank goodness Peanut was able to get her headband back on after the fiasco ;).


grandma D said...

The kids are learning from how YOU react.... I am proud to see that you made light of it! You can certainly see by the pictures, that all is well ... even if the floor was a mess!!!

LiteralDan said...

I think it's funny that you let the milk soak into the floor just so you could grab the camera and blog about it. You may already be addicted!

My kids do the same thing when I spill stuff, like "up is down, down is up! Huh??" But I'm sure it's good for them to see everyone makes mistakes and learns from them.

Rikki said...

Thanks you guys! It took quite a bit of self-control not to freak out. The kids and I ended up laughing about it.

literaldan- Does every blogger get such a sense of pride when they see comments or am I just weird? :)

DeeDee said...

ARe you kidding...comments rawk!!

You are an official blogger cuz we ALL rush to get the camera whenever catastrophe strikes to be able to document it.

Least you are able to laugh about it. Let's just hope they didn't think it was THAT funny and want to repeat the performance for you tomorrow!!

jen said...

I love when moments are so blog-worthy that we halt mid-action to document them with pictures. Priceless!

The Mrs. said...

I live for blog worthy moments. I even have my extended family declaring, "That's totally blog worthy" at family gatherings.

Comments on posts is like Christmas every single day.

Mrs4444 said...

Grandma D is right on. I love that you stopped to take photos. There's no use crying over spilled milk, right?

P.S. Your comment on my blog today made my night. Thanks :)