Wednesday, January 20, 2016

pranks and truths

It's no secret that humor and laughter are key in this household. I always knew humor was at the top of my list for who I'd marry. Top 10 qualifications to be this chick's husband (well the spots already filled so to be Chase):
1. Spiritual stability
2. Trust
3. Humor
4. Hard worker/ Provider
5. Loving (verb)
6. Social
7. Prioritizes Time
8. Great Father
9. Great Family member (son, brother, uncle, etc.)
10. Smart

Anyways- sidetracked like always.
So about a month ago, Chase and I got into some pranking wars. I was chopping onions. The kitchen scene escalated quickly and I was balling like crazy from the onions. It's crazy how much pain they cause me. I hate life when they're stinging my eyes. So I knew I looked a wreck and Chase was in the other room watching Netflix. So i went into the living room with a towel in hand, bawling uncontrollably, and said, " I just got off the phone with your mom and....." HE FREAKED and I couldn't keep a straight face and started laughing. For that split second, he had a heart attack. Mission accomplished.

Fastforward a week- Chase was supposed to be at school until 2. I got in the shower around 11 (the perfect scene for sawyer sleeping and capri busy coloring). I even had the thought that I should lock my front door bc who knows if a crazy customer would go on a rampage and I would be oblivious. But i brushed the thought aside bc Raechel was working and I'm upstairs and we keep the front office locked and the water was already running. Well I'm mid-shampooing when I open my eyes and see a floating head and never screamed so loud and felt my heart jump so high! Chase came home early and terrorized me. He said it was payback. But now it was on.

The next week- his cousin Stina was visiting from Georgia. Ciara and Stina showed up unexpectedly for a visit when Chase was in the shower. I told Ciara to go in there and scare the tar out of him. The water shut off just then- so Ciara hid behind the wall for when he came out (luckily with a towel). Chase opened the door and saw me sitting in the recliner and assumed no one else was over. Ciara popped out and hollered- Chase was q-tipping his ears as he exited the bathroom and jammed it FAR into his ear. He was furious. Like actually furious. (I know shoved q tips can kill!) He slammed the door and all. I told him through the door that Stina was here and he hadn't seen her in like 7 years so didn't he wanna come out and be happy- he actually forgave Ciara and I almost immediately and we enjoyed our time with Stina.

Then about three weeks later- one of the best pranks I've ever had played on me. So.... this is TMI but welcome to my blog. I had the implanonon birth control put into my arm around Thanksgiving. My doctor asked me if Chase and I waited the 6 week post baby time frame to make any more babies. I told her half truths (i apologize) and long story short- there was like a 1% we could be pregnant but I just wanted the birth control in my arm so I didn't have to wait another month to check since I was 99% sure we weren't.
We were careful, but abstinence is the only guarantee people!
ANYWAYS. A couple weeks after the birth control is settled, I started feeling nauseaus, getting headaches, and having weird dreams...... UH-OH!!! Not again!
This is what happened after we had Capri..... and then the miscarriage. and my son was less than 2 months old. I would literally not share on facebook until I was 36 weeks pregnant bc this is embarrassing and not part of my plan. But I should be grateful. And i had a THOUSAND different emotions. I waited another 4 weeks just hoping the symptoms would pass and are just side effects from the birth control. (So by now I would be 10 weeks prego. And I'm fully nursing so no cycle can tell me my answers!) and the symptoms weren't easing up- I finally asked Chase to pick up a pregnancy test on his way home from work. So there I am.
It is 10 PM and I took the test. I went in the kitchen to drink more water so I could take the second one in the box, too. I have a real problem with pregnancy tests. I am an addict and always have to quadruple check. I sat on the couch and Chase asked me if I was going to check the results. I forgot for a split second. I hopped up and went into the bathroom. And there THEY were....... two blue lines..... I panicked, hyperventilated, bawled, and freaked out in a matter of 2 seconds. Then I looked closer- one of the lines looked crooked...... And there Chase was on the recliner- beaming and smiling. And there in the make up bin- i saw a blue sharpie! That little stinker DREW a blue line with a sharpie!!! It was Chase's best prank yet. (why did i not take a pic of the test- so funny!) And since I wanted the results to be negative- i was nothing but relieved. The relief I felt brought a little guilt but really..... thank heavens!!!! And I laughed about it for days! And still took the second pregnancy test the next morning with Chase nowhere to be seen to make sure!

So that's what life is like in the Anderson household. A party!

Two more little snippets that I just want to document bc they melted my heart.....

Capri is doing great at sleeping in her own bed by herself all night (Chase was sleeping in there sometimes bc Sawyer was keeping him awake and it was easier for us each to be responsible for one child, etc etc) But for the past month, we're back to normal. Sawyer in the hall. Capri in her room. Mommy and Daddy in their room together.
Well, even though she's been great, she's also a master manipulator. She "needs to pee", "needs a drink", "needs to blow me another kiss", etc. etc. And I just tell her No! and if I hear her again, I will shut her door (that's a whole other story why it stays open now). But it's good bc she sleeps through Sawyer crying in the hall and I will merge them into one room soon.
ANYWAYS- man I'm rambling a lot in this blog.
So she does this every night and I normally do go to her beck and call bc I don't want her to wake up Sawyer right outside her open door. Sometimes I give her a kiss, threaten her, bribe her, shut the door, etc. The whole bedtime begging takes about 10 minutes. or longer if people are over and she's longing to be out in the living room with us.
Well one night, she had been quiet for about 10 minutes (so I assumed she was fast asleep). And then I heard a small whisper, "Mommy, I need to tell you something." And she says is about four times- I finally go to her and am about to get stern and say, "Yes, Capri?" and she just sits up and says, "Jesus loves me!" and my little heart grew ten times that night! It was one of my best mommy moments. How adorable! and she is such a little sponge! I'm glad this is something she has soaked up bc it's so true and that knowledge brings the spirit into our home like crazy! I love that little angel, just like Jesus does!


Last Friday, I had the worst day at work- no exxageration (a 13 unit break in- it was a hot mess. it was a blizzard) and Chase was MIA, my co-worker was busy, and my boss was out of town. So with my two kids and just me- it was STRESSFUL! I decided I needed to go up to my in-laws and vent after my shift. So i did just that. I am so grateful that Chase's parents' house is just as comfortable to me as my own! What a blessing they are to my life. Anyways- the kids and I are driving up there. When we pass the powerplant on the left, I hear Capri SCREAMING that she sees a temple and starts singing the temple song! It turned my whole day around and I couldn't stop smiling! This is what it looked like from the road.... i see her point!

Ok..... mom confession RIGHT NOW. I am blogging- I can see into the bathroom.... Capri is doing her business while holding my phone and watching netflix while on the toilet........ i can't go to the bathroom without my phone either. hahahaha! the things she observes and picks up.... OH MY! this is terrifying and hilarious.

ok some random pics to tie up this random blog! my sister doesn't have snap chat but we do text pics back and forth a lot. hence.



and this little girl had a two night sleep over with her cousins at her grandparents! she's so lucky! and that luck rolls over onto me when our home life is quieter and she's having the time of her life!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

you let capri hold your phone on the toilet??? you are brave!!!!