Surprise party… at your house!

There’s no way I could write about my many fails and screw-ups on the blog. A couple of reasons for this: some are far more noteworthy than others (no one wants to read “guys, I broke my toe… again!”) and this blog would quickly become The Failure-ista. The funny thing is that they seem to happen way more often since I gave birth to my brain a little over a year ago.

Yesterday’s fail, though… too good to not share. I’m still blushing about it.

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In the afternoon, the Pilot, Liv and I left for a birthday party at our friends’ house. Their son turned 2 and we’ve been friends with them since we moved to Tucson. 

We arrived at their street about 20 minutes after the party was supposed to start, and as usual, the street was packed with cars. While the Pilot parked, we were talking about how they always have awesome parties and do it up big, with a lot of guests (I think last time the whole squadron was there).

We got Liv out of the car, and walked towards the house with blue balloons on the mailbox. When we got to the door, we knocked a couple of times and went inside.

In the foyer, quite a few women were sitting and eating cake. Even though I didn’t recognize them, I said, “Hi!” and Livi waved while we walked into the kitchen.

It was the wrong kitchen.

It was the wrong house.


In the kitchen, a girl introduced herself and the Pilot and I looked at each other and busted out laughing. We told them what happened, apologized, said congratulations to them (it was a baby shower, not a birthday party!) and walked to the RIGHT house, which was two doors down.

It gets better from here.

When we get to our friends’, the husband was in the backyard taking the trash out.

“Hey guys, how’s it going?”

“Oh my god, you won’t believe this… we just went to the wrong party!”

We told him the story about what happened, and he got a pretty good laugh out of it.

Then he said, “Well what are you up to here?”

“Um, we’re here for Ben’s party.”

“Oh, that’s next weekend, the 10th.”

Holy hell.

So there ya go. We went to the wrong house for the wrong party on the wrong day. At least we got a good laugh out of it 😉

Then, since we were counting on having birthday cake, we went to Starbucks for drinks and sweets.

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The end.

Any good fails lately?

Will I ever find my brain again? Does it get worse with two kids?! 

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  1. Gina on March 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    This story made me laugh out loud – Thank you – I haven’t done that in a long time!!!!! Gina(from MA)

  2. Amber on March 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    So funny!!! That is too much!

  3. TJ on March 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

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  4. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on March 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Omg too funny! haha At least it’s a friendly neighborhood!

  5. Ali on March 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    This is seriously so amazing. I love this. My last fail was one that happens at least once a month. I always carry a back pack with my, and it is almost always full of heavy fruits and veggies. As I was crossing the street, I tripped, and because of the momentum my back pack created, I fell flat on my face on the street. At least I did not rip a hole in my pants this time!

  6. Mo on March 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Ok, I’ve never laughed so hard in my life – that is one of most hilarious “fails” I have ever heard of. The best I can do is this: husband (actually he was just boyfriend at the time)and I carried out from local mexican restaurant – they forgot the tortillas for the fajitas. We called. They delivered said tortillas and 2 free meals gift certificate. Went back a week later – CLOSED! We laughed pretty hard at that one. I’ve been working since 7 am and just signed off of work at 10 pm to catch up on your blog – and so, so glad I did. I just love you guys. Take care. Mo

  7. Kim @ The Kim Challenge on March 4, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Gina, I’m so sorry about your toe!
    I totally feel your pain, I’m a total spaz. For my birthday this year my boyfriend rented out a gymnastics studio so that we could spend the day jumping and tumbling with a coach. 15-minutes I broke my big toe, but pretended it was all okay because I didn’t want to ruin the day. AND, last weekend I promptly came home from a 9-mile run in the rain and fell down my nice, dry stairs and broke my foot. You’re not alone, and I hope you heal quickly!

  8. Mo on March 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    One more funny story for you – when husband and I were dating in college, he used to throw quarters at my bedroom window at bar time and I’d let him in (how romantic, right?) . . . I would go outside weekly and collect the quarters for laundry! One night he came to my door with lilacs in hand – I couldn’t see cause it was dark and I had no glasses on – I thought he had a feather duster in his hand – that’s what it looked like! So I yelled at him to get that feather duster away from me – I was allergic to feathers! Talk about gut wrenching laughter – and he still married me. What a lucky gal I am! Nitey nite my friends.

  9. Suzanne on March 4, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    That was too good of a story! It literally snapped me out of slumber! It’s 11:30pm here, and I was falling asleep on my laptop just now and laughed out loud when I read your post. Thanks for the laugh, Gina. G’nite!

  10. Caitlin on March 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Hahaha that is too funny! Its always great when you can laugh about it! My biggest fail this week happened last night, when I decided to try to make nut butter for the first time. There I was, standing over the food processor, having it scream away at me while the nuts wouldn’t budge. I started and stopped it at least 5 times (I have one that attaches to my blender), and then gave up, thinking my food processor wasn’t good enough.

    …I realized this morning the blade was still in the dishwasher. WHO DOES THAT?

  11. Elise on March 4, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I’ve definitely also gone to the wrong party! I few years ago I was at a girls’ night at a friends apartment. We were chatting and having a good time in her apartment when I went out to my car to get a bottle of wine (I don’t remember why I hadn’t brought it in already). I go to my car, get the bottle, and go back up to my friends apartment. When I open the door I don’t see any of the girls inside, but I hear some voices on the balcony. I knew some of the girls there were smokers, so I thought they had gone outside to smoke and the other girls had gone to keep them company. I go to the fridge to put the bottle of wine away and that’s when I realize (based on the content of the fridge) IT’S NOT MY FRIEND’S APARTMENT. Just as I’m turning around to high-tail it out of there, everyone comes in off the balcony to find me (a total stranger) in their fridge! I said I was sorry I accidentally went into the wrong apartment and practically ran out!

  12. Kim on March 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    That is just hilarious. What a comical story!

  13. Shaina Anderson on March 5, 2013 at 1:59 am

    that. is. awesome! I laughed even harder when you said holy hell. I could just see your reaction when he told you the party wasn’t that day haha.

    thanks for the late night laugh! g’nite!

  14. Lucie on March 5, 2013 at 2:24 am

    OHMYGOD. That is hilarious!!! Love it!!
    Well, imagine, I have NO kids (yet) and several failures every day!! Latest: I went to the undoor pool for a swim. I always wear a balck swimsuit. When I cam out of the water and wanted to take it off to shoer, I realized, that I left my tank top on – OVER the swim suit. I swam one hour with swimsuit AND tanktop without an idea about it 🙂 🙂

  15. Joanne @ A Nicer Choice on March 5, 2013 at 3:24 am

    “Gave birth to my brain”… I love that! It’s exactly how it feels 🙂 I’ve done it 3 times over now and sometimes I’m surprised there’s any left for me!

    I tend to have daily ‘fails’. Usually just small stuff like putting my cup of coffee in the fridge or realising I’ve been wearing a t-shirt inside out all day.

    I can’t think of any big ones right now apart from one of my husband’s. He actually registered our youngest son with the WRONG DATE OF BIRTH! To make it worse, he was born on Halloween so it’s not too difficult to remember! Luckily their computer system was down that day so it was pretty easy to correct 🙂

  16. Dot on March 5, 2013 at 5:36 am

    This cracked me up! Reminds me of the time my parents found a strange young man sleeping on the couch one Sunday morning, assumed he was a friend of my sister, let him sleep, offered him breakfast or a ride home when he woke up, said goodbye when he left (without accepting either breakfast or a ride), then when my sister woke up said they’d met her friend Will and her response was, “Who?” Poor guy wandered into the wrong house from a party next door…lucky my parents are so friendly and lucky Will was harmless.

    Have been an avid reader of your blog for a long time and now I finally have my own felt like I could write a comment and tell you how much I enjoy it 🙂 I call you my pregnancy fitness idol (although neither of us are pregnant anymore). I love to dance but I hate zumba, but all your zumba posts make me think I’ve never had the right instructor so one day I’ll give it another go!

  17. Joey Morman on March 5, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Does it get worse with two kids? In a word? YESSSSSSSSSS!

  18. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 5, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Hahaha that is so funny!

    My latest fail was forgetting to take off my regular bra when I changed into my gym clothes. So I walked into the gym area wearing my regular bra, a sports bra over top that, and then my tank top. 😛 Luckily I woman informed me of my mistake as I was about to get on the elliptical, so I ran back into the change room to take it off!

  19. Jess on March 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Bahaha this just made my morning. This will definitely be a story you and the pilot will be telling your grand kids one day. Classic!

  20. Evita on March 5, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Glad to hear I’m not the only one with these type of embarrassing stories. I once tried to pay for gas with my work badge. I was getting visibly upset as to why the machine was not recognizing my card.

  21. Jessica on March 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

    That’s pretty funny Gina, and u write it so well:)

  22. Kathleen@newversionofme on March 5, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Classic!! That is so something I would do!!!

  23. Anna on March 5, 2013 at 11:26 am

    That. Story. Was. AWESOME!!! Definitely I’ve had some *facepalm* moments like that. My favorite part is that you, plus the pilot, plus Livi showed up at this wrong house, brought the whole fam! 😀

  24. Sarah @ Yogi in Action on March 5, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I’m late on commenting but that’s awesome! Very funny- thanks for sharing. I could definitely see myself doing something like that, and I don’t have kids so I have no excuse.

  25. Erin (Running Tall) on March 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Hahaha this is such a funny story! I thought this sort of stuff only happened in sticoms!

  26. Emily Stember on March 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

    hahaha too funny!! I’m definitely done something along those lines before happens to the best of us!

  27. Greta on March 5, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Haha, I love it. I did the same thing for a party this past Christmas. It was a holiday party at our friends’ house, and my husband thought decided to be a dork and wore his sweater from another ugly christmas sweater event we had previously attended. Excited for an annual yankee swap and happy eggnog drinks, we busted right into the house (we don’t normally knock at our friends’ house when they’re having a party) and there were only two unfamiliar people inside. Initially we thought we were just one of the first to arrive, and that they had remodeled the interior of the house. We said hello to strangers before realizing we were in the wrong place. Our friends’ neighbor’s house. The image of my husband in his ugly christmas sweater happily carrying presents kills me in hindsight.

  28. Tracy on March 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I hate to tell you this, but I have FOUR kids and it DEFINITELY gets worse! hahaha You get better at laughing at yourself about it though 😉

  29. Crystal on March 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    In college, after a night of drinking, I went into the wrong dorm building, went up to the room that would have been mine if it were the correct building. The door was unlocked, I walked into the dark room and sat on the bed…there was a guy in the other bed who started freaking out when he realized I wasn’t his roommate and that I was a girl! Luckily he was nice since I was a little drunk and gave me a bottle of water and even walked me to my dorm. Hahaha I was so embarrassed every time I ran into him on campus!

    • Katie on March 5, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      I did something very similar! Went back to my dorm after one too many cups of jungle juice, went into my unlocked room, and climbed on top of my bed. I felt something bumpy… THERE WAS ANOTHER GIRL IN IT!!!! I had gone to another girl’s room and gotten in bed with her on accident. She woke up incredibly confused/angry, started screaming, and her suitemates came in from the next room. It took quite awhile to explain that one…

    • Brittany on March 6, 2013 at 11:44 am

      I thought you were gonna end it with “and that’s how I met my husband” or “we dated for the remainder of college!” That would be a really cool ‘how we met’ story!!

  30. Jacquelyn on March 5, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Love it! Sounds like something I would do… I would have gone back to the baby shower and grabbed some cake!

  31. Stacey on March 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I don’t have kids, but I’m already losing my mind 🙂 One thing I keep doing lately is opening the door in the morning to find my keys STILL in the lock. Great way to feel nice and safe!

  32. Jay on March 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    LOVE it! That would happen to us but I would probably get all upset about it instead of a getting a good laugh out of it. I need to mellow out! Thanks for the reminder that that type of stuff happens to everyone and you have a choice about how you deal with it! J

  33. Emily on March 5, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Wow. That is awesome. At least you walked in on another party. It probably seemed less weird that way.

    We have a friend that lives down the hall in our building. I’m always afraid I’m going to bust in to the wrong apartment when I visit him.

    Oh, and my toddler totally let himself into a stranger’s apartment the other day. I was talking in the hallway with a neighbor, and another neighbor (whom I had never met) had left their door cracked open. Squish just pushed it open and toddled right in. I heard, “Is this yours?” behind me and turned to find the neighbor ushering him out the door. One of those “Parent of the Year” moments.

  34. Lynn @ The Photographer's Wifee on March 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I say blame “mommy brain”! Is there a time frame for which we can no longer use that as an excuse? I say 18 years at least! Haha

  35. Denise on March 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    this totally made me laugh very loud in starbucks. thank you!!

  36. Grace on March 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Ha! I like it when you tell funmy stories like this – keep ’em coming!

    • Grace on March 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm


  37. Brittany @ Kitchen::Candid on March 6, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Too funny! I know you’re a little embarrassed but this will be one of those memories you look back on with the Pilot and laugh. I’ve made many a faux pas with my husband in tow (and I don’t even have kids yet!) and those memories are some of our fondest ones!! Thanks for sharing!

  38. Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} on March 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    That is a GREAT fail story, too funny! Sounds like something that would happen to me, ha ha.

    I think once you become a mom, your brain has to work over time to remember the important stuff, like making sure your kids are fed, bathed, go to school, etc. There’s less brain power for all the other stuff. I’ve definitely noticed that more kids = less brain power. Especially now when all three are in school (homework, school functions, parent-teacher meetings) plus all three kids do 2 sports each, plus one has swim lessons. For me to keep track of it all is a brain nightmare! I write everything down in multiple places, lol.

  39. Bek @ Crave on March 8, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Hahaha love this!

  40. Lindsay on March 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Definitely gets worse with 2 kids. :/ Oh man, so glad you were able to laugh at that. I would have been mortified!!!

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      i’m equally mortified and amused by the whole thing 😉

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