Standstill

Do you want to see what she ended up looking like?

DSC05607Click here for all the details, including how I made the hardware look like they were antique silver (and it did not include spray painting them).

I interrupt this normally creative blog to give you a dose of a day in the life of IC.  It has become a running joke that whenever I leave town without my husband something insane happens.  Usually it involves my car breaking down in some sketchy part of town.  Click here to read that one.  But yesterday was unique in the fact that it didn’t have anything to do MY CAR.

If you follow me on twitter then you already know I was trapped in standstill traffic on my way back from Chicago for an hour and twelve minutes. I am not talking crawling, creeping, slow traffic.  I am talking about turn-your-car-off, people-hanging-out-on-the-freeway-getting-to-know-each-other kind of standstill. Add two small kids into that equation and that is the recipe for crazy town.

DSC05736My socialite son was going from car to car introducing himself but only after he dropped his pants and peed on the side of the median.  Did I mention it was windy and he decided to pee into the wind?

DSC05737 Then there was my daughter who wanted to show her newly learned skill of running.  So between chasing my daughter and making sure my son kept his pants on I was fried after an hour. 

Luckily my mom was there to help me corral the monkeys and try to entertain them.  We got home an hour and a half past my kids naptime and listened to Kayla scream for about the last hour. 

Who wants to come with me on my next road trip?

DSC05731 A truck hit a semi right at the diesel tank and the gas poured all over the freeway leaving traffic backed up for miles.





  • The Mom @ Babes in Hairland

    Holy Cow! That is just awful – yet your story telling skills make me laugh so hard! I'm sorry you got stuck – but thank goodness your mom was with. I'd of wanted to die if I'd just been alone with the kiddos. Oh, and btw love the finished look on the TV stand for your nephew. Beautiful as always!

  • Lindsay

    oh…my…gosh! HORRIBLE!!! That sounds like MY luck. ick. I'm sooooo sorry. At least you had youre momma with you. Mom's always make bad things better :)

  • Jenn

    Ooh-wee! That sounds like a doozie! Great story for blogging though, right?

    Do you have a DVD player in your car? Those are lifesavers!

  • Candace

    This story cracks me up! Your kids are cute standing there in the middle of the freeway..and the picture of your mom, funny!

  • may g

    this reminded me when we left houston for hurricane rita(?) we were on the road for 13 HOURS to dallas, which normally takes 4 hours!!! two young kids and two grandparents made a full car!

  • techcat

    I am in I want to go on one of your road trips. Then I will make myself a shirt that says "I Survived a road trip with Becki F"
    Sorry I missed your call and that my husband is a doedoe bird. We are doing some catering and cookie making ($$$) this weekend and I put my phone on the charger and never looked at it again. Clean clean clean cleaning day. We will touch base sunday. Saturday was cancelled.

  • Amy {Design Intervention}

    Yeah – - a road trip with you sounds very entertaining, but I am not sure that I am up for that – - I am not a very patient person in the car!!! Glad nothing happened with your vehicle! :)

  • Su

    That sounds perfectly…. nightmarish! LOL! Well, it did make for a good story….

    Love the night stand…. I am going to try the glaze color wash technique next!

  • Kara@ Creations by Kara

    Oh man, that's awful! It's great that you have a sense of humor and can laugh about it! :)

  • Stretch My Check

    Oh you poor thing! I can't believe your head didn't expolde..mine surely would have. And the nightstand is amazing!

  • Lee Ann

    Good times! Just think….if you still lived in the PNW it would have been pouring down rain the whole time! :)

  • Angie

    Oh my goodness- i'm laughing but only because I can feel your pain!!! I'll pass on the road trip offer thanks! ;)

  • Oonafey

    Ick. My mother, S-I-L, and I took my niece to Chicago for her 5th birthday. I swear, she talked for three days straight…

    Is it obvious that I have no kids?! lol