Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Crazy Mom Moment....

I've been meaning to blog this story for a few days now so get ready for a big laugh. Well, a couple of weeks ago when we went to AR for my grandma's funeral I had a ton to do they day we left. Mike had to work all day and our plan was to leave around 5:00 P.M.. I wanted the house clean before we left cause I hate coming home to a messy house. I had to do a couple loads of laundry, pack, bank, gas, and you know watch both girls all day. I normally make a list cause if I don't I will forget something. I finally got it all done with the car loaded when Mike got home. At this point I was really excited to just ride in a car for 5 hours and not do anything. We are on our way and I had made Anna 2 bottles for the trip. However, I realize I had forgotten the can of formula (I know the most essential item). We get into Oklahoma and pull over at a supercenter. Mike goes into get the formula and I decide to fill the car up with gas at Wal-Mart's gas station cause it is always cheap. It is really cold this night and Ellie is wanting to watch a dvd. I pay at the pump and push "No" on the receipt so I don't have to get out of the car again. I'm in the backseat fixing the dvd and helping Anna out. I get back in the front seat and drive to go pick up Mike. I hear a loud noise, but I'm not sure what it was so I keep on driving. I get about 200 yards from the gas station and a lady is honking at me. She rolls down her window and says the "gas pump is attached to your car". I think oh my goodness I hope the car is not damaged? I get out of the car and the pump along with about 8 feet of tubing is still attached to my gas tank. However, nothing is wrong with my car. I run the pump and tubing back to the wal-mart gas attendant and she says "it happens all the time". There is some sort of break away thing so that when crazy ladies run off with the gas pump attached to their car it just breaks away. Praise God our car is o.k.. I go pick up Mike and tell him the story. He asks me do you think as a stay at home mom you start to lose brain cells? I totally think you do cause there are many things that I forget on a stressful day! It was a good reminder to slow down and take a break sometimes!

6 comments:

Josh Via said...

That's really funny stuff, Holly!!

amy said...

Oh my! I can totally imagine myself doing the same thing! ;) Thankfully, it hasn't happened yet! Thanks for all your comments... sorry I've been absent from the blogging world! We're still in the adjustment phase... 2 kids is a LOT of work! Hope you all are doing well!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the laugh Holly!! Reminds me of the time I literally poured gasoline down my leg when I was too busy talking to my sisters to notice what I was doing. I apparently squeezed the lever on the pump when it wasn't even near the tank on my car, in fact it was pointed straight at my pants! By the time I even realized what I was doing, it was too late...I was soaked in gas and hysterical with laughter! I had to go inside the women's bathroom and try to "dry" myself off...while I was in there, some woman came in and started talking to me asking, "what is that horrible smell?? It smells so strongly of gas in here, do you know why?" I didn't have the heart to tell her it was me, so I politely said, "I have no idea" and I ran out of there!! I'm not a stressed out Mom, but that must have been a serious blonde moment!1

Tasha Via said...

That's awesome! I am completely feeling your pain, though=)

Kelly Via said...

Nice Holly, nice. I can totally see Mike asking that too.

The Smith's Adventure said...

Its okay Holly, just remember no matter what you do in life... your husband destroyed your furniture going down the highway. The best story of all time. Here's hoping you found your gas cap.