A no good day.

It was one of those days.

The house felt unusually cluttered and messy.  The children argued with each other more than normal.

We got more than our share of telemarketing calls, interrupting our day at the worst possible moments.

The wind blew hard, making my head ache just enough to be annoying but not enough to justify going back to bed.

Each of my children were in timeout at some point today, which appeared to do very little to change their behavior.  And yet, I kept sending them there.

Dinner was late and when I discovered the broccoli was burnt I threw a utensil across the kitchen after consigning it to eternal damnation several times.

(Because that smug spatula totally had it coming.)

My little tantrum made my son cry out, “I’m feeling terribly threatened right now!”  Which sounds funny typing it now, but when he said it this afternoon I just felt ashamed of myself.

To calm down I went into the bathroom, locked the door, and hurriedly ate four, two small packets of M&M’s before anyone could find me.  There may or may not have been some crying involved.

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day and I thought briefly about running away to Australia, but decided against it.  (Oh Judith Voirst, even in my emotionally crippled state I love you.)

Now the house is quiet while everyone but me sleeps.  Wonder of wonders, the kitchen is clean due to a loving husband who took my threats of running away down under seriously.  The wind still rages, but it doesn’t feel as threatening and my headache is finally gone.

I’m mentally preparing myself for a another day tomorrow, because life doesn’t stop after bad days.  I’m also writing down a reminder to stop at the grocery store to replace all the Halloween candy I’ve self medicated with.

It is almost a new day, gentle reader, and surely it’s bound to be a better one.

(Just Write.)

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10 Responses to A no good day.

  1. I bought 20 pounds of Halloween Candy today.
    I’ll be home all day tomorrow.
    You know where to find me.

  2. Erika says:

    I found your blog through Pink Dryer Lint and I seriously love you. I had one of those days just yesterday, messy house, naughty kids, and I wanted to throw stuff, too. I thought I was gonna have to go around the house with a garbage bag stuffing everything in it like a crazed lunatic, but then I just ate a big bowl of ice cream instead. You make me laugh and I find you very relatable. 🙂 thanks!

  3. Elle says:

    I had a similar day with my daughter and I lost track of who cried more. I hope tomorrow is better!

  4. I know these days. I do hope today makes up for everything.


  5. Lisa says:

    We actually had a good day yesterday, but I’ve/we’ve had our fair share of those bad days, too. It happens to the best of us!!! Hope today is better for you!

  6. “life doesn’t stop after bad days”” I love that… that means that there is a new mercy for us today!

  7. I’ve so been there. Today, in fact. Yesterday, too, but that’s another story. Hoping that you’ll have much better days ahead, Ami. Sending you Reese’s cups!

    It’s so much less fun to send people Reese’s cups through mental-telapathy than it is to actually send it to them. Perhaps you need to tell me your address.

  8. thefoodcharlatan says:

    I’m really sorry you had a bad day. Throwing-utensil-days are horrible. But can I just tell you once again how much I love Willisms? “I’m feeling terribly threatened!!” I hope you can laugh at that soon, because I certainly am.

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