Friday, January 13, 2012

Ups and Downs

I only have one explanation for all of this: Friday the 13th. Even though some of it happened yesterday, I'm sticking with it!

Down:
Lexie was miserable from the moment she woke up yesterday. Her 4 year old drama, sass and attitude were in full swing. My ears are still bleeding from all the shrieking, screaming and tantrums.
Up: She is full of joy today!

Down: Dylan stayed home from school yesterday. On Wednesday, he came home with bloodshot eyes. I immediately started him on an antibiotic eye drop, just in case. They were still red yesterday morning, so I kept him home. Sure enough, by 10:00, they were all clear. He so could have gone to school. I always struggle with keeping him home, but I'm justifying it with the fact that he's only missed 2 days of school ever.
Up: He went back to school today.

Down: A bottle of fabric softener fell on the floor of my garage and broke.
Up:
My garage smells fantastic!

Down: It took me forever to figure out how to use the deluxe blender my mom gave me last night.
Up: Lily has a delicious batch of pumpkin baby food in the freezer!

Down: The call from Dylan's school, announcing the 2 hour delay, woke me up at 6:35 AM. It woke the baby, too.
Up: I got to lay in my bed with my chatty baby girl for an extra hour!

Down: Lily had a massive poo-splosion, and I only noticed it as I went to buckle her into her car seat. I had no other choice but to put my poopy, smelly baby in the car, and deal with it when I got back. Otherwise, both kids would have been late.
Up: She didn't complain, and the outfit was dark brown, so no stains. YAY!

Down: The roads are horrific. I slid so much going to and from Lexie's school, and then again while picking her up.
Up: I'M HOME!

Down: I forgot about my Toys R Us Rewards that expire today.
Up: Grant to the rescue! He's going after work to use them on a birthday present for Lexie! Score! I don't have to! AND...free money!

Down: We're skipping Grant's work party tonight. Which means, I have to cook.
Up: I don't have to make small talk with a bunch of people I have nothing in common with! Plus, we get to hang out with our best friends instead!

Happy Friday the 13th!

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE this ups and downs list! It just goes to show you can find something good about every situation.

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  2. Well, hey, overall it seems like you've ended on all ups! :-)

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  3. Love this post!!

    Lily and I headed to ToysRUs to use our rewards today too. :) I HATE losing free money!

    Andrew rarely misses school either. MAYBE one or two days.

    Happy Friday!
    Glad you made it home safely in the snow!

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  4. Way to look on the bright side!!

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  5. The "ups" seem fantastic!!! I had a poopy diaper blowout(explosion) today too and it was pretty much the most awful thing. ugh! Upside? He must feel better because he's been asleep for 2 hours!

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  6. Sorry you and the fam have had some challenges the past couple of days. I love that you are looking at it in a positive light ;)

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  7. Oh man, I feel ya. This week has been a rough one and man it's crazy how times can get hard so fast and it seems like nothing is going your way. I have been battling a cold all week and I am just now feeling better, but I am sure you can relate that we have no time for being sick! GEEZ! I hoep your "downs" make a quick turn around!

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  8. Poor Lily! Gotta love those blow outs! I am glad you got to spend some time with friends rather than a lame party!

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  9. Way to be optismistic about everything =)
    Your ups totally out weighted the downs as well.

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  10. Some of these really made me laugh. Especially the poo-splosion and the garage smelling fantastic! Haha, great post!

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  11. What a truly cute list! Sorry for the few challenging days. I hope everything is looking up now:)

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  12. i love this post! you are so creative!

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