The Really Bad, Horrible,
but I couldn't do the strike through text, so....whatever.
I had another great weekend, but haven't been motivated to blog. I've been enjoying life too much, which is good. I've been thinking who cares about the blog anyway, whatever. But things were really great, besides that, and then three nights in a row of very little sleep (for various un-fun reasons) caught up with me yesterday and I crashed hard. Headache bad enough to make me want to cry all day, asthma making it very hard to catch my breath, and I just couldn't deal.
It wasn't a fun day. But one bright sunny spot, was a blog I read by a new friend, someone I've yet to meet for real, but she's great. She did a post of lists of ten, and on her ten websites/blogs I visit list, she had this blog listed. That really made my day. And made me want to write something, and pull myself out of the funk I was in, blog-writing wise. Thanks, JamieAnn!
Now, my day still stunk, but at least my head was in the right place a little bit! So, as the afternoon hour approached where I needed to go pick my oldest up from school, I searched for a way to stay a little balanced in spite of how badly I felt physically. I could either:
A) take the boys home, turn them loose with a snack and go lay down (AKA letting them destroy the house while I wasn't looking)
B) take them home and try to get them to do chores and homework (AKA ending up yelling at them to do what I've asked for the 9th time while they fight with each other about why it's not done)
C) Keep them out of the house, and entertained until dinner.
Now, I have to be honest, choice A was by far my first choice, but seeing that I had worked ALL DAY Sunday to get the house picked up and a little bit clean, I just couldn't bring myself to let it get destroyed so soon. Choice B wasn't really even an option, because my head hurt so much. I needed to find a way to make choice C work. I needed to sit quietly somewhere while also keeping them entertained and out of the house until dinner. Hmmm... how do you do that? The park? Too bright (and it was getting ready to storm). Indoor playarea? Too LOUD. Ah-HA! We'll go to a matinee.
We went to see the 4:20 showing of Furry Vengeance. Perfect timing. Enough time to get our stuff from Target and head to the theater. We got there just before the storm hit too, and although we almost got blown away trying to buy tickets, we made it in without getting soaked.
It was a brilliant choice. While I fully expected it to be a horrible movie, the boys loved it. Apparently, it was "slap-yourself-in-the-face-with-both-hands-funny" according to my three year old, because that's what he did at the funniest part. My oldest loved it too, and you'd have thought he had already seen it from the way he could say what was going to happen next (from watching all the good parts on the previews, I think). I have to admit, it was pretty bad, but I also laughed out loud more than once. It was so bad it was funny, I guess. But worth every penny for being able to sit still in a mostly dark room for 90 minutes with two boys who didn't argue or make any messes! And, when we got out the storm had passed, and we literally walked in the house 5 minutes before daddy, just in time for dinner. Total Success.
It's called making the best of a bad situation, I guess. Finding a little balance. Making lemonade when life gives you lemons....
Whatever you want to call it,
I hope you find a little of it next time you're having
a rough day too.