Writing prompt by Mama Kat
My Sanity, for one thing. I don't know what I was thinking... potty training a two year old in the throws of Terrible-Two-Tantrums while also having a newborn. I mean seriously... at my age?! 42, I'm 42 years old. I loved my 30's, but my 40's aren't treating me so lovingly. Although, it might be the little munchkins that I'm raising. Of course, it was my hubby's bright idea to start potty training this early, but he's at work all the time, so it doesn't really affect him at all. I, on the other hand, am worn thin... having to take Bugaboo to go "pee pee" every freakin' five minutes. But I digress......
What else is broken? Gee, around here, what isn't broken is the question. It'd take a lot less time to list!
- The kitchen sink & counters need re-tiled (we have a new set, we just haven't had the time to install them yet.)
- The wood flooring in the living room was never finished, (thanks to a wonderful EX of mine... did ya catch the sarcasm? I never should have let him tear up my carpeting, but that's another story) the edges were never evened out and it wasn't installed properly in the first place. I wish I had my carpeting back!
- The fridge seems to be on the fritz, I don't know what it is, but we just can't seem to keep produce in there. Everything else is fine, but veggies and fruit seem to go bad awfully quick in there.
- The dryer is on it's last legs.
- The roof is in a desperate state.
- The garbage disposal has a loose blade, so it makes a horrible sound when you turn it on.
- The pantry door fell off (it wasn't the right size for the pantry anyway, someone didn't know how to measure when they were building this house.)
- My patience.
- The camel's back.
As far as the house goes, it's mostly because whoever built this house took a lot of short-cuts and I honestly don't know how it passed code. Add in the fact that it's a "starter home" and we're anything but "starters" since we've got a family of five, we've got too much stuff and not enough time to go through it all to weed out the crap, and we've got a two year old who gets into everything, and you've got a recipe for How to Wear Out a House.
|No, this isn't actually my house & fridge. It's a|
photo I took of an old run-down house a few
years ago, but it fit the post, so I thought I'd share.