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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Yesterday was just one of those days. The kind where your kids (all 3 of them) wake up crying at 5:30 in the morning instead of their normal 7:00. Then you get out of bed and realize that you can't even walk because you did something strange to your knee and it's so swollen it won't bend. Then you pick up one of your children to comfort them and realize that your wrist is also hurting a great deal (maybe the same mysterious thing that you did to your knee). Your head hurts from exhaustion and everyone is so wound up that there is no way they are going to sleep. Then you go to pay your bills only to find that you can't find your checkbook anywhere! So, load everyone into the van because the mortgage is already past due and drive to the bank. Everyone looks like rag-a-muffins and act like you haven't ever given them a rule in their life, running this way and that and asking for candy. Then you remember that you forgot to take your birth control pill. So you go to take it and it falls to the floor. Despite looking everywhere you can't find that tiny green pill. Most likely one of the children will find it later, but you can't end up with another child right now, so you better take another one. The day continues in this manner until nap time. Luckily you are able to get all three kids to sleep at the same time. They are all exhausted from being awake so early. At the end of this very short nap time you go to get one of them out of his bedroom and you can smell the mess from down the hall. As you open the door you find lovely brown smears all over the bed and the large stuffed penguin laying on the bed. The smell is enough to keep the flies away, yet you know it must be cleaned up. You remember a book that was, at one time when you were a child, your favorite book. So you decide to be a good mom and read it to your children. After your third interruption the children decide that they aren't too interested in it anymore. So instead of the entire chapter in the scriptures, you read one single verse and put the kids to bed half an hour early. Whew! Thank goodness for good days and the distance between days like yesterday!!

3 comments:

Deb Nott said...

Wow. Y'know days like that just make you grateful for the other ones!

Paul, Janie, and McKay said...

Sorry Melissa, but I laughed all the way through this - mostly because I can identify with some of the stuff. Hopefully you can look back and laugh too someday...right? :)

Heather said...

oh my goodness!!! im so sorry! that is one heac of a day! i wish there was something i could do! but i guess there are some miles in between us though... pish... hope your day is going somewhat better!