You know that day where you can’t do anything right? That was today for me. No major tragedies, but nothing would roll my way.
In theory, today would have been an excellent day. It had all the right components… I had the day off work, no pre-school, and a haircut (or at least a bang trim – it still counts in my book). Sounds like a dream, right?
We started the day off late. I’m not a late person and I don’t like being late. From ponytails to shoes and socks, we just couldn’t seem to get it together today on time. Factor in that for some reason, our phone and internet were down (thank you Comcast.) No real big deal though… We finally got out the door and I got to visit with a good friend over bang-cutting fun. I’ll try not to mention that my hair was dripping wet upon arrival. No time to even dry it – so embarrassing! Not quite as relaxing as a usual hair session with both kids in tow. BUT – I look much better post appointment! So, it’s time to pay…where is my debit card? WHERE IS MY DEBIT CARD!!!! You know that freak out feeling when you can’t find something like a debit card? My mind immediately went to the seedy guy emptying my account, right at that very moment! I try not to think of the worst, but hey, sometimes it’s hard not to.
It was a long drive home. After obsessing over where I could have left it, I finally decided it had to be at this cute consignment shop here in downtown Richland (I found a cute mirror for Jillian’s room in there yesterday!) I run into the shop with the frazzled, I’ve lost my debit card look on my face, only to be met with a blank ‘stare from the “new girl” who started an hour ago.
Home to feed the kids, without the card. Of course, children choose the times when mom’s are at their wits end to act up. Really act up. It’s their job, I know it, but it still didn’t stop me from yelling at them. Of course, this is followed by terrible mom guilt for taking my debit card loss out on them. Myles follows up with, “Sorry I was not being very good, Mom.” Insert multiplication of mom guilt times ten.