Momma said there would be days like this

I usually have great days, nothing to complain about. I get to spend all day with two kids that make me laugh and when I am sad they are always full of hugs and kisses. However, yester was just one of those days that I could have done without. Here are a few highs and lows of my day.

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.


  1. UGH!! I love that story though because we have all been there!! I think the bonus to this story is that a guy in a wheelchair was the one to tell you he felt bad for you. It makes us realize how we never know what other people are thinking/going through/dealing with etc. Just as you think his life seems rough he is thinking the same about you. I hope that you are having a HIGH day today (natural high of course)!!!

  2. I am so sorry Ty, but that was hilarious! Hopefully good days are up ahead, but you really do make bad days sound funny. If only I had your outlook on life.

  3. Oh my gosh that is so freaking hilarious! I don't even know the last time I've laughed out loud reading something until today. I mean, I'm sorry for your struggles and everything but that is funny. Also, I'm sorry that you had to spend money to swim just so that creepy man could teach Havyn that girls will hate her.

  4. augh. been there and it sucks. sorry friend.

    genius thought..... the pool at my apartment has a big pool and a kiddie pool (it's nice and toasty warm and only 1- 1.5 ft deep). and it's FREE!!! let's plan a play date so krew and kate give each other kisses.

    keep the faith- we'll be done soon.

  5. Lol! Let's get together soon. I will even give you a quarter if you will hang out with me.

  6. Awwww sad! This made me giggle as you painted the picture so perfectly. But I am sorry that you had such a low day.

    I hope tomorrow is better too! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh my gosh, that is classic! I'm so sorry. One more year, right?!?