Every once in a while (probably more than that) you just stop and wonder if getting out of bed was worth it. One of the most obvious pitfalls of life is, of course, dealing with the unexpected. However, parenting adds a COMPLETELY new level to the potential for chaos on any given day. Everyone has had a day where they (to quote Fuel) spill their coffee or break a shoe lace. Add a couple kids to the mix and you have to learn how to direct your unexpected coffee spill away from your child or how to keep your kid from taking a tumble with you when you trip on your own show lace. Plus, you now you gotta worry about what your KIDS might accidentally spill and where. You worry more about catching your kid if he/she should fall than if you get hurt in the process. I can’t even count the number bumps and bruises I have endured while saving an overzealous toddler from a scraped knee or a broken neck! Basically, you learn to just keep swimming. However, there are some days that you will find this philosphy far more useful, if not far more challenging, than others! Yesterday….well yesterday the water turned into wet cement and swimming was…challenging to say the least.
Yesterday started like any other day. In fact, it started kinda nice. Today, in the northeast, we were expecting a ton of snow (we’re getting it RIGHT now…about 14 inches and counting), so we were all treating it like a Friday. Like normal, I woke up, got the kids ready to go, put them in the car, dropped my daughter off at school and then stopped at the grocery store to get supplies to make stuffed peppers for dinner tonight. Standing in front of the peppers, my son says “I want THAT ONE”….pointing to an orange pepper. Suspicious of his interest I asked, “Do you want a pepper or a doughnut, Pudders (his nickname)?”. Long story short, he chose the pepper and carried it around like a prize. Like a terrible parent, I even offered to get him a doughnut as well…”no, I want dis!” he said, holding up his orange veggie. So, while I ate my doughnut for breakfast…he munched on half an orange pepper. I had to cut him off so he would have some left for lunch….which prompted him to lick the juice out of the bowl. Making me look bad kid! Making me look bad! Great story…going to be a good day to have started a blog! I’ll actually have a story to tell! I’m going to end the post on that note, and break up ONE day worth of story in order to keep it semi-readable.