Yesterday was one of those days.
The little one slept in and I woke her at the very last minute. I dropped her to my parents place still in jammi's, a soggy nappy and without breakfast.
As we pulled up for school, I realised we had left O's swimming gear at home. Grrr. I had it all packed and ready to go the night before. I don't live that far from school but it takes 10-15 minutes in the morning depending on traffic, red lights and school crossings. Every bit of me wanted to drive two blocks to town and buy him a new towel and a pair of undies(he had his swimmers on underneath his uniform)
BUT then I remembered my commitment to this...THE BUY NOTHING NEW CHALLENGE!
So home again, home again, jiggety jig to get the swim gear.
I was lucky with the traffic, lights and school zones so before long I was back at school with the bag-just in time to do my bit as parent helper and help the teachers walk 45 Kinder children a few blocks to the local pool. Kinder teachers deserve a medal. Have you ever tried to help 45 Kinders find their shoes, socks, undies! and put their wet clothes into plastic bags.
On the walk back to school, I happened to pass a favourite op shop.
I also happened to see the most perfect piece of milkglass in the window for $5.00!
I made a quick dash in and handed over my 5 bux. She said it had only just come in that morning.
My lucky day?! It was going to be the perfect addition to a special someone's Christmas present.
On my way to pick up the little one from my parents place, I realised I had forgotten to tell Ollie he had a lunch order in his bag. No problem-phoned the order through to the canteen. Sure, they'll talk about me...but my boy will have his hotdog and it will even be a surprise;)
So, I take Miss Lulu home and pop her in front of ABC kids while I pack Bella's overnight bag-as the Mr is taking her to Sydney for Cystic Fibrosis Clinic. Double checking I've packed all her medication, popping in all her favourite things while having bouts of mother guilt that I am not making the 500km trip as well. This time it is just too difficult for all 5 of us to go. And unnecessary. And even though I know she will have a lovely couple of days with her daddy, that mother guilt still creeps in.
Back to school at lunchtime to pick Bella up. Home again, home again to have lunch(McDonalds drive thru-more mother guilt..I don't know why, Miss 9 thinks I'm FANTASTIC!) onto Bella's chest physio and treatments and put poor Lulu down for a sleep. After sending the travellers on their way, I woke up Lulu and it was back to school to help with Kinder reading groups. This was my fourth trip to school today..let's just say there was a lot of deja vu happening in my head.
When I arrived home after school I breathed a big sigh of relief, flicked the kettle on and dropped my bag.
Clunk! Oh no, no, no, no please don't be broken. Please don't be broken.
My perfect piece of milkglass.
Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming...
Have you ever had 'one of those days'?
Stay tuned for Part 2-The very dodgy super glue job!
PS Tonight I am off to the local theatre with some favourite girlfriends for some laughter and a