Motherhood = going crazy one day at a time!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Note to Self

Picture this:

I strap all three kids in the car. We drive to the local "do it yourself" car wash. I pull into the bay leaving the car running, it's already 80* and it's only 8AM. I get out of the car, go to the machine and get my quarters. I walk back to the bay, put in my quarters and select high pressure soap. I proceed to lather the car up and wash it down. By now my time is almost up and the machine is beeping at me to add more quarters or it's going to shut off in 16 seconds. I quickly add a few quarters to get me through the rinse process. I'm rushing like a mad woman because I have no more quarters to add, and I need to finish getting all the soap off the car. One side down, one more to go. I round the back of the car, now to the last side, the side of the car that Myles sits on. He is strapped in his seat this time. I'm spraying like crazy when all the sudden I can see this look on his little face, then a little scream. Then I realize what has happened here. He has OPENED his window and I am now spraying off the entire inside of the car and Myles is dripping wet. I quickly stop and start yelling, ahhhhh...

Note to Self: when washing the car while kids are still in the car, mom MUST put power windows on lock so as not to flood the inside of the car!

I'm telling you, I just shouldn't go to the car wash. Every time I have in the last few weeks it hasn't turned out good! Plus now it's been two hole days and my car is covered in little while bits of ash from one of the many fires near our home. GREAT, so glad I washed the outside, and inside of the car.


Melissa said...

Oh Brooke you have the worst luck of any woman I know.
It makes for a great post however.
For your audience.

angie said...

That's it. NO more car washes for you, Brooke!

Kristin said...

NOOOOOOO! Dude, I'm sorry, but that was AWESOME!!!
How did the girls take it?
I think you should leave Myles with a sitter from now on. He seems to be the one getting you in trouble. LOL.

Leslie said...

Brooke (and Myles) + car washes = DISASTER!!

Is Myles into anything particular now? I can't wait to see you all for the memorial. Are you feeling any better?

Leslie said...

Sorry, when I asked about Myles I meant for his birthday...forgot to add that.

Angela said...

I just love you and your fun stories. I can't wait to see what happens next time.