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Oh Lord, What Did I Ever Do?
By Bonnie May
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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I wanted to categorize this has horror, wouldn't let me chose both.


Oh Lord, What Did I Ever Do?
Many years ago when my children were very little, I asked the question, “Oh Lord, what did I ever do? It was a very rainy day and rained right through the night. We awoke fairly early in the morning to one of the most memorable mornings of our lives.
It started normal enough until I opened my boy’s door, then everything became disoriented and I felt like I just entered the Twilight Zone. My husband said I screamed but I don’t remember that, all I remember is what was right before my eyes. A disaster area, one like I have never seen before.
The room was totally destroyed. The Bedspreads, sheets and pillowcases were off the bunk beds. The closet doors were off the hinges and propped up against the top bunk bed, like a sliding shoot. The curtains were down and out the window along with all the bedding, their clothes out of the opened drawers, and about twenty-five pairs of high-heeled shoes that I had stored in their closets. At that point, I don’t even think I realized it was raining outside and the mess I had waiting for me out there. I only knew the one I had in front of me. The room was unrecognizable. 
My two little boys sat there looking at me like I lost my mind. They loved their new room and were having a ball sliding down the new shoot. Very inventive but I didn’t think of that either. How in the world did they lift those huge closet doors off the track and onto the bed? But I wasn’t impressed with that either, at least not then.
My husband was just as stunned and speechless as I was. All we could do is take it all in and try to keep our shock and horror in check. He stood both boys in the corner and told them, “don’t move, until we get this room cleaned up.” 
“Can you leave the doors there daddy?” our oldest son asked. “AND don’t talk either,” he replied.
It took us hours that day to get the room back to normal. I had to wash everything that was thrown out the window. The poor shoes couldn’t be saved; they were completely ruined along with every nerve in my husband’s body and mine.
Oh yes, I asked that question that day and a few others along the way until their adulthood. But not once did I ever wish for a life without them, for it wouldn’t have been a life at all.
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Bonnie May

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 11/19/2008

What a wonderful write!! Children are such an important part of our lives!!


Reviewed by 000 000 9/1/2008
This is a scene from my life raising two boys. Children have a wonderous imagination...find pleasure in simplicity..and drive us crazy. That is their job. I know there is no humor in the episode, but I am sure you can laugh now. Very great view into the childhood of Boys! Thanks for sharing, CarolHawks
Reviewed by John Leko 5/16/2008
...yes in humor now...this story categorizes itself...but reading between the lines...I am sure...sets it upon its own shelf at that time. I have to laugh...just a bit Bonnie...but then perhaps I sense just a bit of myself in this story...a long...long...time a child.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/15/2008
I know why God gives us a strong heart, to survive that "lovely little surprises" that our children give us to make our life more intersting...OMG what I am saying?

Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/14/2008
Are you sure you didn't ask "How are you going to live to be an adult?" hee, hee, hee...

I happened to walk by my daughter's bedroom the day that my 10 year old was teaching my 7, 5, and 3 year old to fly... from the top of the bunk bed... She had just lined them up and had told them that on the count of three they should all jump onto the mattress she had arranged on the floor. Needless to say, their wings were all clipped...IMMEDIATELY! And the pilot was more ways than one! hee, hee...

Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/13/2008

Bonnie this was a wonderful narrative and I can definately see why you asked them Why all the way until they were grown. However, heartfully I know you would not have wanted to ever be without your precious babies no matter what~smilin'.

A great sharing,

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 5/13/2008
It's a laugh but a guilty one seeing how much cleaning up was involved. My mom once walked into our bathroom and my brother and I had made bubbles from the tub as high as you can imagine and all over the whole bathroom floor! She just stood there and cried. Boy, did we feel bad!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/13/2008
Lol. Yes, I can see why you wanted to have it as a horror story also. I would have been horrified. Great story. Liz

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