October 17, 2017

Calgon take me away!

I have always wondered about the moms who have time to take a luxurious Calgon bath.
I want it, I crave it,
but truly, it doesn’t need to be Calgon….a huge vat of this chocolate would be just fine.
I don’t care about the calories, the repercussions, or the people that wonder if I have lost my mind, but in lieu of it being Monday…take me AWAY!!
In the background, I have a middle schooler screaming, “No” and moaning at the top of his lungs. It sounds like he is dying, and my only thought it that he is being tortured by an elder brother.

Yep, it’s been confirmed…he is now screaming for me, “Mom, I am being tortured!”

I am now handling this in the most mature, God fearing, character building way I know how….matching him tone for tone, not getting off my bootie like I know I should, but instead yelling from the computer, “Knock it off – now.”

Alas, such an amazing home school mom I am.
Mother of the Year, I do think I have been crowned,
and just think….it’s only Monday!

Don’t you just love real time when I can type a post in five minutes to share bedlam with my friends. Yep, I was supposed to finish my creative meal planning post…well, tomorrow.

(And if my sweet hubby reads this anytime soon, don’t worry…I’m dealing with it – can’t wait for you to get home…hee hee xoxo


  1. Sandy Toes says:

    Yes, I am guilty too for just yelling “Stop it” while sitting by the computer when I should get up and TRAIN! Guilty here!
    -sandy toe


  2. Oh I can just see you now! Wouldn’t a nice calgon bath be just wonderful?!?!


  3. southerninspiration says:

    Isn’t that the way we ALL handle bedlam????



  4. Valarie Lea says:

    This sounds so much like my house ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Sounds like our house when I am watching my nephew! Hehehe!


  6. If they aren’t bleeding from the head, no need to get up!! I actually took baths when they were younger, but not now when they are capable of taking care of themselves.What is up with that???

    Lisa Q


  7. I'm having one of those Monday's myself. The kids are very irritable today & I've lost my cool more than once.


  8. oh to take a bath again. ๐Ÿ™‚ i’m not even a mom and i don’t have time for that!

    i don’t think it was your couponing post that confused me as much as the fact that i was skimming through. when i actually made myself read it and think about it, it made a bit more sense to me. regardless, you definitely are the one who got me started, and for that i owe you many thanks. a grocery budget cut in half if something that i never thought would happen!


  9. I understand completely! We’re just starting school and it’s after lunch! It’s definitely Monday….or Friday….or possibly Wednesday…


  10. HeathahLee says:

    I feel your pain! I had a moaning and groaning 4th grader just a little while ago!

    And you cracked me up with the side note to your husband. I would have done the same thing. : )


  11. Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says:

    I love that you included us in your bedlam moment! Seriously, it makes me feel normal. thanks for keepin it real, Jen!

    xoxoxoxoxoxo ~ Amanda


  12. Nicole O'Dell says:

    Guilty here, too! ๐Ÿ™
    (There’s an award for you over at my place.)


  13. Whew! I do not envy you. My house is always nice and quiet. Seriously, I don’t know how parents do it.


  14. Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking says:

    LOL! I remember those days! My daughter used to be so attached to me I could barely go to the bathroom by myself (actually at 16 she’s still pretty attached)!



  15. Thank God for your transparency. Seriously.

    Some days I think that I’m going to lose my mind if I have to traipse off to some other part of the house to referee, train, discipline or just plain prevent blood spillage. Then I resort to “Knock it off. NOW!”

    Some days I do it far too often and I become convinced that I’m raising Godless heathens. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.

    Countdown to BlissDom – 17 days! Do you think I can lose 10 lbs by then?



  16. im with ya girl….taaake meee awwwwaaaay!!


  17. Kathy Butryn says:

    Thanks for being real…I can soooo relate!


  18. Smelling Coffee says:

    Oh my goodness… I had the same type of day today! And instead of bathing in chocolate tonight, I did indulge in quite a few Hershey Nuggets! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Glad to finally be catching up on your blog!!!


  19. Cherry's Jubilee says:

    I remmeber those commercials….do they still make Calgon??? cherry


  20. cityfarmer says:

    I am thinking a champagne bubble bath would be just dandy

    thanks for SUCH sweet comments


  21. One Mom, Five Kids says:

    Oh yeah! Can totally relate!

    I don’t care who started it, who said what, who thought what, who looked at what, who almost did what – Just KNOCK IT OFF!


  22. Love this and can SO relate! (You mean the whining doesn’t stop even later? Bummer…) ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It may be too late for you to participate, but hoping you can at least drop by to visit the home school open house today!

    9And now I’m thinking of a luxurious vat of chocolate…lol)


  23. Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love says:

    So funny and so true! My famous line is “just a minute” I think I say it 100 times a day and never really mean it! It’s never just a minute!


  24. Haha! I could go for one of those baths too!


  25. That kind of thing NEVER happens at my house …. and I get a Calgon OR chocolate bath every night.
    Okay.. back to reality.
    I haven’t had a “bath” in over 2 years (and the last time doesn’t count because I ended up with 2 kids in there with me..and I believe it was with Toy Story bubble bath..)
    My oldest 2 (teenage boys) are ALWAYS at each other. So much so that I rarely move off the computer (if I’m on it at the time) to check things out. I just get so tired of the yelling and complaining….
    Thanks for “keepin it real”!


  26. Melissa @ The Inspired Room says:

    A huge vat of chocolate, please.



  27. Amy @ Living Locurto says:

    Where can I find that bath of chocolate!!??? LOL!

    Glad someone else was in the mood for a fun post today.


  28. nah-nah-nah-nah-ners…

    ok…silly maybe, but because I only have ONE kid and he’s 8 1/2 now, I get to have a bath whenever I’d like.

    However, that whole chocolate idea is one I’m jealous of!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!



  29. Pretty Organizer says:

    Jen, I think you’re a fabulous mother. I mean, you’re writing a successful blog, homeschooling, planning meals, balancing bedlam and you haven’t been convicted of murder yet! They’re all alive!! Yes, mother of the year you are my friend.

    Regarding the chocolate: The truest form of bedlam in our family is when the kids raid my chocolate chips (cuz mama don’t buy no cheap chocolate… even for cookies). There’s an entire conspiracy between all the kids and it starts in the pantry. 6 year old wants a munchie (tears open the foil bag so far that the chips are everywhere), little 3yr old and 1 yr old sisters see… must quiet witnesses so handfuls are doled out, big brothers see little kids with chocolate… one comes and kisses me on the cheek and gives me a hug (10 or 12yr old- a total distraction because you know I’m lov’n it) while the other raids the pantry and then divide spoils. I figure out the plot and enter the pantry to find a massacred chocolate chip bag and little “evidence” of chips and chocolatey finger prints… I’m a little CoooCoo for cocoa. I guess I’d at least have the chocolate bath to myself!


  30. nikkicrumpet says:

    Awwww those were the days… Don’t worry before you know it you’ll have an empty clean house…where everything stays right where you put it, where long baths are not hard to come by…and you’ll miss every darn minute of the noise and interruptions lol. And I got one question for you missy…why would I not enter you in my giveaway…you don’t like my stinkin prizes??? HUH???? lol


  31. Megan @ Little Bella Bean says:

    HAHAHA!!! That is great. And I would love a bath. Our only tub is in the kids bathroom, which shares a wall with our light-sleeping 3 year old. And naturally, the only time to take a bath is when they are in bed. And OBVIOUSLY there is no way I am pouring myself a bath just to wake up the light sleeper.
    And so, I buy fancy bath products for other people, living out my dreams through them. Well, not really. I don’t want to see them in the tub.
    I am thinking a simaler post is in order for my blog. Hmmm…
    Thanks for sharng! I too fail to get up sometimes when I should.
    I am gald I’m not alone!!!


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