Guys, life is going pretty good. We have this beautiful house, my husband really likes his job, my kiddos are healthy, and my finger nails are painted. It’s going pretty good. Except for today, today is just not going. Today I’m just having a bad day.
I’ve been trying to think about what to blog about today, but it’s just not going well at all. My bad days are usually on Thursdays. I don’t know what it is about Thursdays, but they’re just 15 degrees off for some reason. It probably has something to do with My Man J playing some sort of sport on Thursdays. I know waking up in the morning, that no matter how good or bad the day is, I’m going to have to put the boys to bed. I love that he gets time away and has “me” time. I just can’t ever shake the thought that Thursday is going to last just a little bit longer than the other days of the week.
But for some reason Thursday is today. I know it’s Wednesday, but something is just off in the universe or my house, or my mind and it’s today. The boys didn’t need anything until I’m stepped into the shower. Our cat usually stays off of the table while eat, except when my egg sandwich was left alone for the length of time it takes to get a sippy of milk. I encountered every slow driver on the road on my trip to the store. My Baby Cakes decided at the very moment I close the door of the tiny children’s dressing room to because the greatest percussionist you’ve ever heard… His drums were the full length mirror, floor, bench, and older brother. My 5 year old decided 3 minutes before nap time to become the third parent in the house and bark orders at his little brother, while shoving him out of the way. Construction company that made our fridge fit in it’s space decided this morning was the best time to pick up their check. We only had one check and I literally had to look up how to fill one out because it’s been so long. One of our house numbers fell off of the house. I think I’ve heard the question What? or Why? aleat 79 times today. It’s only 2 o’clock.
It’s just been a bad day. So when I’m feeling down I’ll sometimes look for other people that are having a bad case of the Thursdays with me. Then I see hilarious quotes about bad days or too honest photo set ups of catastrophes in other people’s homes and I’m reminded that I’m not alone. So that’s why I’m sharing this with you.
You’re not alone in your bad day. I too have sat on a mountain of laundry trying to decide what color to do first, or whether or not I should just leave the whole thing alone. I have contemplated running away, then the worry of what the boys would eat for dinner keeps me there. I have abandoned loads of dishes, unpacked boxes, packing boxes, sweeping the floor, picking up blown away trash all for the sweet indulgence of a Netflix episode or two. You’re not alone. It’s going to be okay. You know how I know? The sun will set, your children will go to sleep, and you will have sweet sweet silence. It happens every night! Even if bed time stretches past the normal time, they will fall asleep. You can do this!Bad days happen, even in good times, and you’re allowed to talk about it. Just because it feels like everything else in your world is just fine, and you have no reason to complain doesn’t mean you have to have a good day every day. You can have a bad day, and talk about it. I think it helps us be less judgmental about those we see out in public that have less than obedient children. Now if I see someone like that, I just think “Maybe today is their Thursday. I hope it gets better for them.” And you too!
Hang in there friends!