Thursday, September 4, 2008

having my shit together

I am going to start by saying that I am a firm believer in organization, preparedness and all around just having my shit together.

Now that school has started up and Summer has come to an end, I thought that I’d get back into the swing of our ‘school year schedule.’ The kids are gone from 8AM until about 4 every day and we finally have time to get things done. Well… at least that is what is supposed to happen. Between our work, after school sports, homework, play dates and our (collectively) new addiction to the blogosphere, shit is still slipping through the cracks.

While grocery shopping the other day, I seem to have forgotten to buy cereal. When I noticed this last night, I went into “the back up storage” to fetch a box to put into the kitchen pantry. Smiling to myself, I was pleased with my preparedness…I actually HAD back-up. I rock…and the kids will eat some tasty Kellogg’s Honey Smacks!!!

13 year old Cody walked into the kitchen this morning to grab some cereal for breakfast and then he looked over at me and said, “ Um…I think this cereal is…a bit old.” I looked over at him, expecting to explain that they are NOT old and that if he wants breakfast…just to eat them. I did not say that…All I could do was laugh. Actually I burst into laughter…after spitting a bit of coffee across the room.

This is what Cody showed me.

Right...that cereal is OUT OF ITS BAG.

I guess one needs to be careful in what items go into the “back-up storage.”

What a great start to my day!!!!

33 Comments:

preTzel said...

That has gone beyond old TC - it's freaking MUMMIFIED! I would have LMAO if that had happened here. ROFLMAO!

Stephanie said...

At least is was cereal and not something that can grow claws and dripping maw. Like cheese. Cheese can do that if it gets too old. I've seen it. I don't like to talk about it.

Insane Mama said...

Your photo is cracking me up, with the fruit bowl and the lighting... are you getting all artistic on me?

TentCamper said...

remember...I am Ansel TentCamper!!!!!

The Mom said...

Stiff Smacks...breakfast of champions! LOL!

Philly said...

I hate when that happens to my cereal !
#1

Rhea said...

Whoa. That's impressive. And Scary.

I know what you mean about things slipping through the cracks. I do it all around here since hubby works long hours, and I'm doing job searching and car pick ups and drop offs and taking the boys to sports and blogging...

Wendy said...

Too many things slip through the cracks around here and I only have 3 kids. I can't even begin to imagine how it is having 6!

And tell Cody he's lucky. If that happened at my house I would've gotten a hammer (or my husband's head, which ever is harder) and beaten them apart. All so he could have a nutritious breakfast. ;)

browerfamilyof5 said...

With 6 kids you're allowed to let things slip through the cracks. Give yourself a pat on the shoulder for the fact that there wasn't any bugs.

Deb said...

BWAHAAHAA!!! I have never seen cereal do that. Milk wont even soften that up (lol)

cIII said...

Break off a corner and say....."Cereal Bar." Problem solved.

T said...

Ha ha ha! That's funny! Yeah, I agree. I'd call it a cereal bar (block?) and be done with it. Great photo!

Russ said...

mmmm stale cereal.

Swirl Girl said...

Reminds me of the old SNL fake commercial (from 1st and 2nd seasons)

It's a floorwax, no it's a breakfast cereal!

Think of it this way- you don't need play doh for the next few years....

Diane said...

OMG... that made me snort! I don't feel so bad about that fuzzy green thing at the back of my fridge now, though (I'm scared to take it out of the fridge, lest the warm air brings it to life).

Always Home and Uncool said...

At least it stands up to milk.

Brandy said...

LOL! It's a cereal sculture.

Sad thing is my kid would have tried to eat it anyway.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

The problem around here is that what's slipping through the cracks is what you need FOR the cracks...





we ran out of toilet paper last night.

Molly said...

That's really funny! I thought it was in a glass container at first! Oh well, at least you thought about getting a back up plan, now you need a back up plan for the back up plan!!

Jasper Mockingbard said...

Why cereal? You have perfectly good fruit in the bowl on the table!

Kat said...

Your picture. The lighting. It's beautiful :-)

And I really have no excuse for things falling through the cracks. Most things in my life are delegated. Except that blogging is like crack. And I ignore the few things that I should do.

sista #2 said...

ROFL...you rock

for a different kind of girl said...

I have some questionable bran flakes in my pantry right now. It's this kind of thing that makes me stick with toast!

Tee said...

Please tell me nothing crawled out of there after you took that photo!

American in Norway said...

OK... that is pretty friggen funny...

buffalodickdy said...

New way to make rice krispie treats..

Jennifer and Sandi said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA That's Hysterical!!!!
Standing cereal! Classic!

Maybe the good ol' back up of "Bush's Canned Baked Beans" for breakfast??? Those are always in the pantry/camping pack.

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

- Jennifer

Teri said...

That is hilarious! You know, you could just tell the kids that you got the kind of cereal that they could eat on the go. A big block of it.

Christy said...

That's happened to us before but with milk. My daughter poured it into her cereal one morning, proceeded to take a bite, and told me it was sour. I kept telling her it was fine (I KNEW the milk wasn't that old.) I didn't get w/in a couple of inches from her bowl before I smelled that nasty, sour smell; I looked at the date and it had expired 4 days before! Yuck! Luckily, I didn't make her eat it (much!)

that girl said...

I don't appreciate your kid rummaging around in my cabinets..and then you posting this picture..what exactly are you trying to say?huh?

Marcea said...

omg, thats hilarious!

Mrs Parks said...

TOOOOO funny!
I think I have a few bags of that in the cupboard right now.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

I see nothing wrong with that cereal, you can carry it around all day, just breaking chunks off!

 

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