Monday, November 30, 2009

Everybody needs a helping hand

Two days before Thanksgiving the aerator on my kitchen faucet decided to blow out. The day before Thanksgiving I dragged the four to Lowes to look for 1) a repair part or 2) a new faucet. Did you know that one-size fits all replacement parts stink? Very leaky, splashy. Mommy got a new faucet for Thanksgiving! (Almost). Matt was in the process of changing them out when I rounded the corner and discovered he had a little buddy helping him. Sort of.

Poor Matt- Jason was so intrigued by what he was doing & really wanted to be right there in the thick of things. Of course, wrenches walked off and had to be hunted down, but Matt's really very tolerant of 'help' when it comes his way!

Did my new faucet get installed before it was time to cook Thanksgiving dinner? Of course not. Every project requires at least 2 trips to your local hardware store. Sort of Murphy's Law of DIY projects. Matt braved the crowds on Black Friday morning to get what he needed and I was loving my new faucet by lunch time. Thanks Matt :)

To those who've wondered if I take my 'doll' with me everywhere, the answer is no - he hangs out on my kitchen window sill & keeps me company while I cook and clean up. Because a Harried Mom spends lots of time in the kitchen, and at least he doesn't pester me for things or make a lot of noise. He's just quietly supportive. I like that.


  1. OMG what adorable pics! And your new faucet looks awesome! And I'm not even especially crazy about Edward or Twilight, but I could use a quietly supportive man around my house, too... Hmmm...

  2. Love the picture of Jason sitting on your hubs! Great new faucet too :) And have you SEEN Jacob lately...why oh why are you still Team Edward????

  3. It's never easy - is it? Why does it always take 2-3 times longer than the plan? Maybe it's because all the extra "help" prohibits a clear mind? Maybe . . .

  4. Oh my gosh, those pics of Jason helping Matt are PRECIOUS! Nice new faucet :)

  5. Yay for a new faucet! It's pretty. I love the pics. Jason's pjs are so cute! Were you able to get all of your Christmas décor up with the help of your little elves?? I still haven’t got mine up. Hopefully this week.

    I'm lovin' pocket Edward sitting on your window ledge...nice place for him...makes kitchen chores a little easier. :) I took him with me on some of my ventures this weekend. I'll post pics later this week. :)

    Hope you’re having a great Monday!

  6. Love the pictures of the little helper!

    And Bobbi. Takes her *doll* everywhere......

  7. Hello, cousin-in-law. Thanks to the magic of facebook, I found your blog. Now I can keep up with you "handsome hubby" isn't much help ;)

    Pop over to the land of pink anytime....I've been a bit MIA lately, but things are changing around a bit.

    Hope your Thanksgiving was great! Love to all.

    Michelle (aka: Fuschia)

  8. Those photos are so adorable!
    Why isn't that certain doll watching you sleep at night?

  9. So cute, what great pictures and I love the pic of your house looking so festive. Happy Monday!

  10. Love the photo of your house. I wasn't going to do the wreaths on all the windows this year but you have inspired me to. Thanks

  11. It's weird, but he looks really cute up there on that window sill!
    I hate DIY faucet or plumbing stuff. That first picture is SO cute!

  12. Those pictures of Jason helping Matt have got to be the cutest I've ever seen! Who could turn down such an adorable helper?!?

  13. That has to be the sweetest of pictures! He so wanted to help his daddy! :)

    The new faucet looks great!

  14. that is the cutest helper you could ask for! Love the pics.

  15. That has got to be the cutest picture ever. What a cutie!


  16. Stumbled onto your blog...
    Love the pics of your little man helping...showed the pics to my hubs, it got a good chuckle out of him with many memories!



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