Friday, May 21, 2010

Not So Perfect

It has recently come to my attention that there have been people out there referring to me as being “perfect”.  And because I am supposedly perfect that I can be intimidating.  So in order to dispel that notion, I’d like to share a few of my ditzier moments from the last few weeks. 

1.  We were going home to visit my dad for the day on a Saturday.  I had gathered up all the stuff I needed and was holding it.  I had the diaper bag, Layton’s cup, my camera, and book to read along the way.  Then I turned to the piano to grab my purse and it wasn’t there.  So I looked around for a few minutes and couldn’t find it.  I asked for Nathan’s help and we looked some more.  Dallin came walking up behind me and said “Mom, your purse is right there.”  Ummmm, apparently it was on my shoulder hiding under the diaper bag.  WOW!

2.  I totally ran a red light the other day and it wasn’t even on purpose.  I was in the left turn lane and saw that there was a break in the on coming traffic so I took the opportunity to turn left.  It didn’t even dawn on me until after I turned that the left turn signal had a red arrow.  OOPS!!  In my defense, that intersection really should be a yield on green.

3.  I referred to my divinely delicious Alfredo sauce as Alfonso sauce.  Then I laughed until I cried.  I think my laughter may have been the most embarrassing part.

4.  I gathered up the kids in the car and headed to the grocery store.  10 feet out of the driveway I realized that I left my grocery list inside.  I backed up into the driveway, left the car running, opened the garage, ran inside to grab it, then ran back out and jumped in the car.  I came back home from the store to find the garage door left WIDE open.  Thank goodness nothing was stolen.

5.  As noted, I took my list in with me to the grocery store.  I still forgot to pick up a couple of items that we needed.

6.  And speaking of garage doors, I totally broke ours.  We had a garage sale last Saturday to get rid of some of the stuff we cleaned out of the bedrooms/closets.  Nathan had pulled his car partially up into the garage to give us more room in the driveway.  After the sale was over and we cleaned everything up, I walked back into the house and automatically hit the button for the garage door to close.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw that it had stopped.  I turned and looked to find the garage door sitting on the roof of Nathan’s car.  I immediately hit the button again thinking it would go back up.  Nope, it tried to go down again and the arm of the garage door opener popped off and the bolts flew everywhere.  Luckily Nathan’s car was not hurt and he is a pretty handy guy and was able to fix it.  I was sweating it for a little while though!!!

7.  And it gets worse...Wednesday I left the keys in the ignition.  With the van unlocked.  In the on position.  All night.  Needless to say, we are very grateful that the van was not stolen.  We are also grateful that we have AAA and I was easily able to call them to get me going again.  Dude - how dumb can a person be?  I do admit to being a little distracted this week for obvious reasons, but still!!!!!

I could keep going on, but I think that is embarrassing enough.  Could you ever think of a person that did all that as being perfect and intimidating?  Yeah, I didn’t think so.  So if you ever hear anyone say that about me just laugh and realize that it is not even close to the truth.


Becky Shuler said...

Oh Katheryn, sounds like a crazy week for you! We love you even if you aren't "perfect"! But we think you are "almost perfect"! :)

Stacy said...

My good friend calls those "Amelia Bedelia" moments, and we all have them. So don't worry. Probably what people mean by "perfect" is that you are remarkably good at getting things done... work, kids, a clean home, and amazing dinners on the table. That's really more than most of us out here (and I only have one kid so far)!

P.S. I'm just jealous that you can read a book in the car! I would be vomiting 5 miles out of the house!

Ilene said...

Ok I know your not perfect. But you have a perfect love that you show your friends and family and other people you meet. And we love you because of that even if you have blond monents! :) And as Stacy put it we think your amazing!

Becky Shuler said...

I guess Kylia and I will have to stop calling you "Saint Katheryn":)

Mandi said...

Katheryn that was such a good read. I even read it to Aaron and we laughed out loud together. Nice to know I am not the only one that does crazy things. Perfect is the wrong word. I would say that everything you do you do with your whole heart. It is a great quality to have.... embrace it.

Sherri said...

Ok..I'll admit that I have told your brother that you are the one closest to being perfect in your family! There is nothing wrong with that! That is a compliment! I wish I could say that about myself! But it is not happening! You are very organized which I try to be but not near like you or my oldest sisters! I think you are a great person,mother,and wife! Don't be embarrassed by lifes memory lapses! I have them every second! It comes with children! Love you! Sherri

LESLIE said...

You'll always be perfect in my eyes! :P Love the post. I locked my kids in the car at the pharmacy a few weeks ago...atleast it was running. The police had to come...guess I'm not perfect either, but then again, I haven't had any accusations. Love ya!