I woke up in the morning realizing that my cold this weekend did not go away it has only worsened. (Low)
Jack left to complete his last test of this year (High), which was only supposed to last until 10, little did I know he had planned an all day sportsfest with his PA friends.
Being sick I realized that I still had two little creatures depending on me and for some reason their idea of fun was not laying face down on the couch with a throw up bowl by their side and a wet rag on their forehead. (Low)
I weighed my options.
We could go outside to the park...... too hot.
We could go to the swimming pool....... no money.
We could go to the mall and let the kids play in the malls play area, free and air conditioned...... perfect!
I got dressed and got the kids dressed. Before we left my shirt had ripped and Havyn spilled Lasagna on her white shorts. Quick change. (Low)
When I got to the mall I stepped out of my car and stepped into someones gum. This is the third time this summer that I have stepped in gum. Come on people, find a piece of paper and properly throw your gum away. What has this world come to. After cursing under my breath Havyn told me I need to watch where I step. Ya right, I can't see my toes, let alone the ground a foot in front of me (two more months, two more months.) (Low)
We arrived at the mall and headed straight to the Dinosaur kids play area. I explained to Havyn that we couldn't get a pretzel or ice cream at the mall. S he told me "I know MOM, we have no money!" (Low)
At the Dinosaur play area my kids did not hit, bite, yell or push any kids off the slide. In fact Havyn told me she was going to pretend she was a Paleontologist and she was looking for dinosaur bones and new friends, which she found both. (High)
We were about to leave and I wanted to go upstairs to window shop at children's clothing store. Why I chose to go up the escalators and not the elevators I have no idea. I sent Havyn up first and then put Krew's umbrella stroller and myself on going backwards, a few stairs down from Havyn. I looked at Havyn and she was on all fours like a dog. I told her to stand up so when the stairs straighten up she wouldn't fall flat on her face. She started screaming at the top of her lungs "I don't know how to do this, I don't know how to do this." So I picked up Krew's umbrella stroller, which buckled and trapped Krew inside while I picked up Havyn and safely helped her off those darn tricky escalator stairs. (Low) Krew was just fine by the way.
After looking at the children's clothing store we went down the ELEVATOR and started heading out. Havyn saw the quarter machine car rides and asked if she could sit in them and use her imagination and pretend they are moving. So I put her and Krew in for some free enjoyment. As I was standing there watching my kids, feeling bad that I didn't even have a quarter to pop in the machine a handicapped man, looking discouraged and downtrodden slowly wheeled himself toward me. Okay, life isn't so bad, it could be worse. I may be on the verge of hacking a lung, unable to wear more than half my wardrobe and so broke I can't even scrounge 25 cents together for a car ride for my kids but dammit it could be worse. Just then, he wheeled right up to me looked me straight in the eye and said "I feel sorry for you." He then turned around and rolled away. HE felt sorry for ME. (Rock bottom low)
Hopefully tomorrow will be better.