Our Five Ring Circus: A Bad Case of the Mondays

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Bad Case of the Mondays

This morning was one of those mornings where I should have just given up and gone back to bed!

Today was the first day that I've had to wake Dylan up for school. He's usually up and eager to go. He just didn't want to wake up this morning, and ended up being completely miserable while I tried to get him fed and ready for school. I finally threatened him, and next thing I knew he was leaping, happily, around the house.

I was not. I was irritated by that point!

I dropped Dylan off, and drove away, even more irritated, after a run in with All About Me mom at his preschool. You know. THAT mom.

Grant took vacation days on Friday and today, so it was nice to have him around. He decided that he was going to watch me go for a run on the treadmill. What I really should have done was actually go for a run. Outside. Instead, I impressed him with my athletic prowess, by walking across the bed (to take a shortcut to the outlet) to plug in the treadmill, and falling off the edge of the bed.

I landed on my ankle, my ankle rolled, and I collapsed. Yeah. Athletic prowess. I. Sprained. My. Ankle. Plugging. In. The. Treadmill.

I decided at that point to just lay in bed for an hour, with an ice pack.

Needless to say, I'll be skipping my daily run for a few days.

Okay...it finally got better. It was a beautiful day...warm, sunny, and vibrant with fall colors! After we picked up Dylan, we stopped to visit Grant's mom, Kathy. It was her birthday today!

Then, we took the kids to the park. They were excited to have their daddy there to play with them. Grant chased them around for a bit...

...then we headed home with a car full of tired, hungry kids (and parents).

We got to take a lovely 2 hour family nap, then enjoyed the rest of the day together.

My ankle is throbbing, my head hurts, and All About Me Mom is obnoxious. And Monday is now over. I made it through the day!


  1. I can't stand THAT mom. I'm with ya!

  2. Love the pic w/the kids and Grant at the park. They look like they're having a seriously good time!


  3. oh my. hope your ankle is better

  4. sorry but
    the irony...sprained your ankle plugging in the treadmill...hehe
    hope you feel better poor thing...having a sprained ankle sucks totally...I feel ya!

  5. Oh what a day! I hope your ankle is feeling better. Glad your day ended better than it started though =)

  6. Monday Blues are the worst! Atleast it's Tuesday now. Hopefully you were able to avoid All About Me Mom (and the treadmill.) ;)

  7. My head also hurts. I am so sorry about your ankle. Glad your day got better and you got to spend some time as a family!

  8. I hope your ankle feels better! I love two hour family naps. So nice...Have a blessed week!

  9. All About Mom is the worst! But I'm glad that you had fun at the park! Hope the ankle is better!

  10. Bummer about the ankle! I swear the only time I sprained my ankle was in home ec class in high school...lame! :) And yes, that mom can be annoying, especially on Mondays! Hope today went better for you. :)

  11. Oh no! What a day. I hope things even out soon...you're due for some relaxation. How's the ankle now?


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