Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Diary of a Crappy Day

It was one of those days. Everything that could go wrong went wrong. Going to bed seemed like the only reasonable solution.

7:30 AM: Woke up too early, after very little sleep. Thank you, insomnia.

8:30 AM: Crying meltdown in my car. (Me. Not them.)

8:45 AM: Lexie insists on buttered noodles for breakfast. I insist on pancakes. Meltdown (Her. Not me.) in effect.

9:00 AM: I finally sit down to eat. Kids are finished. Lexie ate 3 pieces.

9:30 AM: 3 mile run on treadmill. First time I've felt good all morning.

10:00 AM: Shower. Nick myself with razor. Curse the shaving cream that doesn't work.

10:45 AM: Running late for playdate at the park. Decide that tossing snacks in a bag is a less time-consuming option than packing a full lunch.

11:05 AM: Arrive at the usually empty park to find an entire daycare having water balloon fights. Get out of car anyway. The keys I have to the SUV are the crappy, not-working set. Tell kids not to lock the door. Kids lock the door. Holding back tears when my best friend arrives.

12:00 PM: Kids are hungry. My remote entry key isn't working. Thanks to the security feature, I need to open the car door and start the engine within 30 seconds before the alarm goes off. Nearly impossible with a worn out key that barely turns in the ignition. Brace myself for at least a minute of embarrassment while I try to start the car. I'm saved of that embarrassment. Worn out key will not even open my doors.

12:30 PM: Arrange for my oh-so-awesome sister to pick up the good set of keys from my husband, who is at work, and drop them off at the park.

12:45 PM: Sister arrives. Car opens perfectly. I throw crappy keys away. (Not really. I was tempted, though!) We eat, talk, and have fun!

1:30 PM: Underwear change in parking lot. Lexie's dribbling-in-the-underwear-before-reaching-the-potty phase needs to stop.

2:00 PM: Kids tired. Playdate over. Head to gas station. Gas station full and there's a line of cars. Head to the other gas station.

2:05 PM: Swipe card at pump. Doesn't read. Swipe card again. Doesn't read. Swipe card again. Doesn't read. Pump tells me to see cashier. I decide to go back to the other gas station, instead of taking both kids out of their seats and then having to strap them in again.

2:10 PM: At other gas station. The card worked, but pump isn't working. Have to take kids out of car and go see the cashier. HA!

2:15 PM: Gas tank is full. Kids fighting over magnadoodle.

2:20 PM: Successful trip to the bank, and Dylan graciously gave the magnadoodle to Lexie.

2:25 PM: Arrive home with tired kids. Lexie practically refuses her nap, but I insist. I win.

4:30 PM: I get the awesome job of scooping Great Dane poop out of the yard before it gets mowed. Rock on.

5:00 PM: Headache. Pop a pill. Can't remember if I took Tylenol or Excedrine. If it's excedrine, I'm officially screwed out of sleep tonight, thanks to the caffeine.

5:30 PM: Yummy dinner. Kids help with dishes. Score!

6:30 PM: Lexie gets her first shiner while taking her bath. Debate heading to the ER, because the cut looked iffy, but decide it wouldn't be worth the trip.

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9:30 PM: Bedtime! Let the kids stay up later. Lexie protests bedtime. Dylan protests me leaving the room. I win on both accounts.

11:30 PM: I type up this entire thing, get ready to post, and my internet connection goes out. Bwhahahahaha!

11:58 PM: Back up and running.

11:59 PM: I can't believe June is over in one minute. I am, however, grateful that this day is over!

17 comments:

  1. Thanks goodness for new days and fresh starts!

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  2. Man, I hate days like that were everything seems to go wrong! I hope July starts off with a much better day for you!

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  3. Oh girlie, I am exhausted after reading that! You poor thing! Although it has a very familiar ring to my life. =)

    I can't believe June is already over but then again I am ready for this year to be over!

    PS. Word verification word...chilin...Bwahahahahaha

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  4. I've had those days ... tears held back at every turn. The good news is that the Lord's mercies are new every morning. Good morning!

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  5. Sounds like a crazy day! Hope your headache went bye bye with June!

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  6. oh man....I hope that today is a better day for you!!

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  7. Sorry to hear you had such a bad day! Ugh!! Hope you have a better one today!! :)

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  8. Praying today is a better day! Hugs!!

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  9. That sounds like an incredibly overwhelming day. Hopefully you took the Tylenol and not the Excedrin and managed some sleep!

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  10. I would cry, too! You should be set on badness for a while; you fulfilled your quotient.

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  11. Hope your day was much better today. Poor Lexi :( She makes that boo boo look bootiful tho :)

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  12. Oh my gosh, what an awful day! Glad you made it through and I hope you got a good night's sleep!

    So happy to have you as one of my newest followers!

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  13. too funny but horrible day

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  14. Oh mama. I HATE those days. STAYING in bed is the only reasonable solution. Oh, that and getting plastered :)

    I hope today was better for you. Afterall, it WAS Canada day :)

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  15. oh my sissy!! thats way too much for me to handle :( but you did! and glad its over. I hope that the headache is over too! and how did that cute little face get a booboo? :( hope it will heal real soon!

    hugs!!

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  16. We all have those days sweetie. I was so crabby today when I realized it was 1:30 and I had totally forgotten to eat anything. That's a mom's life for ya!

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  17. Oh Man! That really was a crappy day! Sorry!

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