The dress and the mess

First of all -- Thank you!
Seriously! I had so much fun reading through your comments...
you all just filled my peaceful evening with laughter.
LOVE IT!

and now...

The Dress and The Mess{es}

Saturday afternoon the six of us {we're still minus Dad and Ozzie} rushed out the door for my brothers highschool graduation. Forgetting my wedding rings in my rush -- thankyouverymuch.

See... I thought the graduation and party was on Sunday... but it wasn't... it was on Saturday. I was planning on making 2 dishes for the party, at home, but I was not going to be late. So I decided to bring all the food along and cook at my dads place. I almost brought along another outfit -- since I was wearing a swim suit cover up and all. But I didn't, no one knew it was a swim suit cover up anyway... until now! {grin}

When we got there I hurried to the kitchen to start cooking, or rather, chopping veggies. I washed and peeled a red cabbage, putting the scraps into the sink. I failed to think about the fact that no one else has a 4 HS garbage disposal -- ahem Tim Allen. The cabbage clogged the sink sending red-purple-blue cabbage juice flying onto my dress, the counter and the floor. But hey, it was just a few spots and no one would notice!

So I continued cutting veggies -- green onions, tomatoes, cucubmer, red onion -- only to discover I was leaning up against the edge of the cutting board leaving a lovely line of veggie juice on my dress. Bummed, I still thought no one would notice.

After the food was made, my spots had dried and the party was in full swing I decided to sit and enjoy a nice plate FULL of veggie slaw and pesto veggie pasta salad. Apparently my dress was envious and I subconsciously knew it, so I flipped my plate into my lap. I am seriously still not worried that I looked like a slob -- although I probably did! Ha!

And then she did it... Eliza to be exact... she blew... really blew! In EIGHT years of babies I have NEVER had a diaper blow out like that before... at least not blow out like that on ME! And the best part... she managed to get hardly ANY poop on her bloomers. It must have been that Avocado I had just fed them! {grin}

So yes, I was away from home, at my brothers graduation party, with NO change of clothes, and a dress covered in poop, cabbage juice, oily pesto sauce and veggie juice. It was GLORIOUS!

But I walked proudly, asking people if they liked my tie dyed dress and joking about going out to dinner with me. At least it was towards the end of the party before Eliza blew!





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58 comments:

  1. "Oh no, super mom forgot her apron at home today!"

    We had a major blowout today too (also while I wasn't home, read all about it on my blog!). Ugh. That's really the worst! I'm glad that you didn't get upset about it though!

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  2. I can't think of anything good, but I feel for you!

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  3. I don't have anything fun...but I laughed out loud at mrs boo radley's comment! :) So fitting!

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  4. "What? I have something on my dress? Oh...don't worry...it's all natural!"

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  5. life is all about the stories B!

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  6. That is a hard working cover. But... all organic, right?

    And, thank you so much for posting that link to the contest to win a meeup baby sling. I won and I wouldn't have even known about it if not for you. I'm so excited!

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  7. Revenge of the veggies

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  8. I have no clever caption idea, sorry!

    But I had to share with you that I can relate to your blow out drama. Dillon did the same thing to me the first time we took him to a full church service. And I was wearing a WHITE blouse. That was loads of fun! At least he was little enough though that I could carry him around in front of me for the rest of the morning and not as many people noticed :P

    Ahhh, the joys of motherhood! :)

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  9. Now that's a story! I just didn't think it was really poo. I did notice that some spots were dry, but didn't have a thought why. You sound like you handled it with a little humor & that goes a long way. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
    Nannette

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  10. *10 years ago I'd have laughed at me...*

    If I had seen myself 10 years ago - goodness, 5 years ago for that matter - I'd have laughed at myself. Scary hair, 30lbs heavier, baby puke rubbed in to look less like baby puke, and babies hanging off me.... I'd have laughed hysterically, and then cried probably. LOVE IT. And definitely wouldn't trade it. Looks like you wouldn't either!

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  11. "At the end of the day I'm too tired from running after my babies to talk about it, but my dress says it all"

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  12. "Veggies: processed naturally"

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  13. The dress says it all... it's hard work being a mom to 6.

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  14. 'What they don't tell you about being a mom....'

    Sounds like you weathered the storm well! Oh, the joys of motherhood!

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  15. What's that your wearing?

    Eau de Mommy of 6 Parfume

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  16. "The Mom Uniform"
    made exclusively by That's Life
    get yours for only $29.99

    I love that you shared your funny moment. Been there, too.

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  17. All in a day of a life of a mom of many!

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  18. All in a day of a life of a mom of many!

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  19. Thanks to Eliza, the food stains are now not so noticeable. :D

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  20. Warning; Hazardous material.

    Get it? Material?
    :)

    thanks for sharing!

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  21. the compostable dress . . . .

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  22. "Who says being a mom means you can't look great?"

    LOL. Great story!

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  23. " I forgot to put on my armor" Love it...thanks for sharing...we have all been there :)

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  24. "Yes I'm a Mama, how'd you guess?"

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  25. I thought of 2. I hope that's not against the rules!!

    The only way to prove that you've lost your inner child is to not be able to laugh at a little poop!

    You've not lived until you've loved...even if it means you get pooped on once or twice!

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  26. OH, I had a feeling it was something to do with leaning up against the counter or sink AND a diaper leaking... I am familiar with that!

    Steph

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  27. "Now I just need Eliza to 'decorate' the perfect shoes to go with this ensemble"

    -neighbor Julie

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  28. "On the bright side, now no one will notice the big zit on my chin!"

    I'm not suggesting that you had a zit on your chin, of course ;)

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  29. What goes in must go out!

    Lol, I am about to have my sixth child and I have never been pooped on. Hoping my luck holds.

    Julie

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  30. "Anyone for a little "pesto-cabbage-poop-juice"??

    Cute dress!!

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  31. Pooo Pesto Pallet

    LOL!!

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  32. YOU try getting dressed with SIX kids and see how YOU come out!

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  33. YOU try getting dressed with SIX kids and see how YOU come out!

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  34. "I promise...no one was hurt!!!"

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  35. Eliza + avocado = messy veggie dress

    katsam02@yahoo.com

    BTW..LOVE the green dress!

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  36. "Summer 2009...Mommy Style"
    or
    "No outfit is complete without a baby stain"

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  37. Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve....wear your MESS on your DRESS!

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  38. Wow..what a day!

    Crazy question I know but what products do you use for your curly hair to keep it from frizzing and remain so pretty. We have horrible humidity here in SC and I have a horrid time trying to find products for curly hair that actually work.

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  39. "Party Pooper!" But it probably wouldn't look good if I won, huh! :-)

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  40. "If I can get just the right angle, maybe no one will notice...."

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  41. "GOING GOING GONE GREEN"
    I'm glad I didn't eat my avacado salad while reading this! LOL.

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  42. Okay seriously, I'm not a whacko (not really), but your armpits are so damn perfect! WHAT? How?

    Jealous here.

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  43. "All in a day's work..."

    -Sam N.

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  44. LOL
    That's the Super Mom in ya..or on ya! At what point do you remember/learn to always have a spare change of clothing for all of your children, and yourself in your car??

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  45. Can't think of anything but I have got to say that I LOVE LOVE Mrs Boo Radley's comment!!!! It's perfect!

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  46. I vote for Mrs Boo Radley's comment :)

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  47. "The dress can explain everything!"

    Hannah

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Brittany