I’m having one of those days…
We have all heard this statement proclaimed at one time or another. Yet what does it mean? We automatically assume it refers to an absolute uncontrollable outcome. A moment during a 24 hour period that spirals out of control, leaving the complainer in a state of irreversible turmoil. I on the other hand would like to believe it may define a fantastic day! (hyper ecstatic) IM HAVING ONE OF THOSE DAYS! 🙂 Woo Hoo!
Yet the more I ponder that emotional direction , my theory falls flat on its face. Heres why.
You see today I am having one of those days. And no matter how much I try to save it, I keep falling short. It’s like finding a hole in a dyke. You place one finger in the whole hoping to slow the flow of water, only to find another hole within arms reach. You take your free hand and plug the new hole only to find another pop up around your feet. Before to long you are spread eagle upon a dyke that you just can’t control! (I’ll just let that image resonate for a while).
Today started out great! I made lunches the night before, set the coffee pot to start at precisely 0545 and I woke up on time. The kids awoke without any problems, and breakfast went off without a hitch. Most of the time I would have been very pleased with myself over the smooth flow of the morning. Borderline patting myself upon the back as I watched the clock slowly ticking away towards departure time. Yet its then and only then, while at our highest confidence level things deteriorate rapidly. This is where the (excuse the term) men are separated from the boys.
The youngest can’t find his lunch box! This is a perpetual problem we just can’t seem to get a handle on. Heaven forbid you try to hurry him into locateing the damn thing! It is then and only then he finds the need to move slower. He says moving slowly helps him think, but I see the smirk on his face as he takes control my oldest childs morning! The oldest is furious because now he will be late for zero period! He hates being late (got that from dad) and will do or say anything to create a reaction that gets people moving! (got that from dad too). My daughter on the other hand is dressed, packed and ready to go. She is always the first one ready to head out the door. She reminds me very much of Lucy from the peanuts in her smugness. All of my sons have been at the wrong end of “Lucy’s” controlling moods! Ultimately resulting the proverbial “football” being pulled out at the last-minute resulting in someone staring at the sky in pain. This morning she decides to remind every one of her status as “perfect” by making snide comments to the little on in passing. She is not helping! The middle child, or as I like to refer to him “the puppet master” is slowly putting his shoes on listening intently. He is not listening to see how he can help, mind you, oh no! This little future Jerry Springer, knows where and when to make the perfect inappropriate comment, sending all four of them into turmoil at once! Then as they all argue and fight he stands back, rubbing his hands together, interrupting just long enough to deliver little one liners, furthering the chaos! Step in, step out, laugh and manipulate. Throw in a couple of bouncers, some cameras, a studio audience, and this kid has a show! Dance puppets, dance!!
After getting the little heathens out the door, I kissed the wife told her good luck, and set to enjoying a hot cup of jo all alone. Oh yeah, time to recoup! Sure, like that is going to happen.
No sooner do I get the laundry started, the kitchen cleaned and dinner prepared, then my phone starts chirping at me! Guess who has a 9am meeting in town at the bank? Oh yeah its Betty! So in thirty minutes time, I turned everything off, found the dogs (oh by the way its raining and they are soaked), stoked the fire, changed the laundry and managed to get myself dressed and into town. Walking into the bank with one minute to spare! Deep breath! Finished my business at the bank, drove to the store, went to the feed store, and rushed back home! Now I only have two hours to finish the laundry and complete the Banana bread I promised I would deliver before I head over to the barn so I may take care of our horses. Once finished there, its off to pick up 4 kids on two different time schedules then back home in time to serve dinner before I head off to a club meeting in the next town. Phew!
Now I am thinking I got this! Oh yeah, nothing old Betty can’t handle on a daily basis! But before I am able to gather my knickers I realize the laundry I washed earlier had no soap in the dispenser! The dogs I brought inside, well after being so nice as to let them into the house, one of them decided to make my carpet his personal toilet! If that weren’t enough to send you over the edge I decided to take a gander at the kids rooms! And the kids rooms have an appearance that suggests hurricane “ass beating” is going to come on shore very soon. I finally get a moment to continue my Banana bread making only to discover that when I was at the store, even though I was holding my grocery list as if my life depended on it, I forgot eggs and butter! Seriously EGGS and FREAKING BUTTER! How the hell am I supposed to bake without two of the three key ingredients! I feel the day spiraling out of control! Oh and don’t get me started on our bathrooms! Yeah that was supposed to be squeezed into my day today as well! Thinking that maybe, just maybe my kids have a heart and have thought of dear old Betty, I pop into the bathrooms hoping to see them clean and organized! AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! I think I have passed out drunk in cleaner public restrooms! GGGRRRRRRRRRR! I quit!!!!
So there you have it, I am having one of those days. No positive connotations, no hope what so ever of recovery, spiraling out of control, all I can do is take a deep breath and wonder, what pub nearby has the cleanest restroom……