Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Smiday---Bad Mom and 5QF

I interrupt the regularly scheduled Flashback Friday post to bring to you a late breaking news report...

Shopping Spree Snafu---When shopping turns ugly!

Yesterday, during a girls' afternoon out shopping, I started to try a pair of corduroys on Gillian Grace, only while attempting to pull them up, I inadvertently catapulted her forward, causing her to plop face first on the store's floor. Thank goodness my mom was with us and tended to a bleeding and hysterical GG, while I ran with the sweet store clerk to the back for paper towels and ice.  Judging from the amount of blood present upon my return, I was almost certain that our next stop would be the hospital. Fortunately, after a few minutes the bleeding subsided and Gillian Grace, bless her heart, began to calm down.

Floor 1, Gillybean 0

Now, my precious girl looks like she just auditioned for a role as Rocky's next sparring partner and I'm no longer in the running for World's Greatest Mom!

Warning: Icky, yucky, and yes there's blood!
Thankfully, the blood was worse than the actual fat lip!

Five Question Friday

1. What is the first nightmare you remember?

For the most part, my dreams are a peaceful, yet wonky, synopsis of my day. But, I can recall several sleepless nights tossing and turning after seeing bits and pieces of Stephen King's Children of the Corn as a kid. And now that I'm older, I have a reoccurring nightmare involving my mouth, where all my teeth turn to mush and fall out.

Penny for your thoughts on that one!


2. Even if you're not a sports fan, what's your favorite sport to play/watch?

This is an easy answer, college football is my favorite sport to watch, hands down.
Go Gators! Fingers crossed that we bring our A game to ol' Rocky Top this weekend!

Image: Tim Casey/

3. If you could pull off one piece of trendy fashion, what would you want it to be?

Being a short stack at only 5'4 (and a half), I'd love to be able to pull off a pair of knee high boots. But I'm not only a little vertically challenged, I also have pretty stumpy athletic legs and most of the boots are simply not made for gams like mine.



4. Did you make good grades in school?

Not to toot my own horn (Toot! Toot!), but I was a great student for most of my academic career. I earned my first C in Intro to Financial Accounting during my sophomore year of college; and have avoided anything higher than third grade math ever since. Needless to say, I leave the bill paying and account balancing to my husband.

5. What magazines do you subscribe to?

I love magazines! I subscribe to US Magazine (my favorite), Real Simple, Rachael Ray, and Coastal Living. And though I don't technically have a subscription, mom sends along all her Southern Living magazines after she's read them. Only problem is, I wish I could find more time to actually read!

What do you have planned this weekend? Make it a great one, y'all!

{Yay for 5QF fun hosted by Mama M.! If you'd like to participate head on over to My Little Life and link up.}



Anonymous said...

I had my eldest daughter trip and fall in the grocery store once and the blood was just incredible. But the store people were not as helpful as yours; they looked at me like I was crazy when I asked for something to stop the bleeding.

Melissa said...

My youngest fell out of the cart basket when she was 2.5 (yes I am a bad mom that way) and got humongous goose egg on her head. You could feel the bump months later.

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Oh my goodness gracious!! You must have been a wreck! Oh and P.S. you are not a bad mom!!!!!!

Hope you have a great weekend!!!! We are going to a dinner theatre at church and 2 birthday parties. :)

Fuyume said...

hi fantastic blog im following u thru the fabulous friday blog hop :)

I Do Declare said...

My legs have the same issue with the boots...even when I was thin!

Maybe the best orange win - hee!

Candice said...

I enjoyed reading yor answers. I love 5qf! :)

Candice said...

Oh and pooor baby. :) But you're still in the running for Worlds Greatest Mom!!!

Haley said...

Poor little GG! don't worry if I had a kid the same thing would happen to me. I'm clumsy as all get out!

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

Poor baby! That looks like lots of blood.

This weekend we are going apple picking - should be lots of fun! :)

Hanna said...

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Lindsay said...

I hope GG gets better soon! Poor thing! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

You could totally rock a boot. You just have to pair it with the right jeans and top :) Poor GG with the bloody lip. At least she is ok!

Liz said...

i've done the same thing; trying to get bottoms on and catapulting the kid instead.

Ben and Emily said...

Glad GG is okay! Poor thing!

I'll forgive you for being a Gator fan! Hopefully UT can pull it off!! :)

Casey said...

aww poor girl, I am glad she is ok

Jennifer said...

Poor GG...her little face. Thank God it looked worse than it was. It is not going to be her first spill though..I am sure there will be many more :) We all knew you were going to say college football as your fav sport. Us favorite subscription too :)

Annette said...

Oh, your poor little girl. I empathize with you. Last year, my little boy lost his balance and hit directly into our bed post. I didn't think much of it at the time until he started screaming bloody murder and wouldn't stop bleeding. Today, he still has a scar above his eye. It's insane! You're still up for the running of World's Best Mama! We're going to a few birthday parites this weekend. I hope you have a great weekend too!

Brittany Ann said...

As a nanny, I did the same thing shopping for one "my girls." It was horrible, but it happens. Luckily, kids are tougher than we think!

Susan said...

Oh shoot! Poor GG. Now I think some ice cream and popsicles ought to set things right there. Pool lil' pumpkin. Same kind of situation happened to me and even though my baby girl got knocked down in the garden nursery parking lot, we were near Target, so there were plenty of "I'm sorry" treats for her to pick out. And who would have thought she could pick out treats at the garden nursery too?
By the way...check out my latest blog post....just for you.

LeeAnn said...

Awwww...don't beat yourself up over GG's fat lip. It happens to the best of us! Um, I let Bryce's infant seat fall off a bench...with him in it! And Rylie's face always had some kind of boo-boo on it from the time she learned to walk until she was about two. I was always so afraid DCF was going to show up at my house!

Your stack of magazines looks just like mine used to. :-)

Life with the Lebedas said...

Awh, poor baby and your not a bad mom!! Hope she's feeling better!!

I was working my way through the Friday Follow list and of course I'm already a follower but thought i'd stop by and say hi!!

Bethany said...

Poor GG!!!! When Olivia fell and hurt her top lip, I couldn't believe the amount of blood there way! Hope she is doing better :)