Murphy’s Law For Mothers

frazzled momDoor bells and telephone bells seem to have a sympathetic connection. When one rings, the other almost always will ring too. IF you are still in pajamas, the probability of both ringing at the same time increases by a factor of fifty.

Likewise, those mornings you sleep in late after going to bed leaving the front room in a state of disaster, don’t get dressed, and your hair is a mess will be the mornings somebody comes to the door.

The septic tank never backs up when I’ve had my shower, the dishes are clean, and I’m all caught up on laundry.

Children never get sick enough to make you wonder if they ought to go to the doctor on Mondays. No. This only happens on Friday night.

Likewise, puppies.

The quickest way to find something you’ve lost is to go ahead and buy a replacement.

Scheduling a family picture is a sure way to bring up a crop of cold sores, bad hair, blemishes and facial bruising,  as well as a stopped up septic tank.

The item that falls out of the fridge will inevitably be the item that is the stickiest, splashiest messiest substance in the fridge, and the lid will always fly off.

The most brilliant, erudite, and lyrically written blog-posts are the ones you forgot to save when blogger or your computer cease to cooperate with you.

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  1. Cate R.
    Posted July 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    I would add to the list… when you have finished preparing a meal, especially a hot meal, and are about to sit down to eat it, that’s the moment baby will wake up from his nap or have the largest, most audible bowel movement.

  2. Posted July 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Seriously this is my life right now. Three littles six and under and number four due any day now. I know God knows what He’s doing, but I’ve often asked Him how He could trust me, the laziest, clumsiest, and short tempered lunatic with such a precious task. It definitely seems like things are more likely to go wrong than right around here, but that’s okay. Glad I’m not the only one that feels crazy on a daily basis.

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