When I started this day it was 80 degrees, I had a favorite avengers coffee mug, a perfect sized Starbucks mug, a glass straw from Glass Dharma that I was partial to and nerves of steel.
Now it’s 50 degrees and I’m down two mugs, one straw and on a bundle of nerves not to mention brain cells.
So how did today go? Well….. I had the perfect day planned in my head. But then this morning while brushing my teeth one child brought me pieces of glass in her hand. She wasn’t hurt, no one was, but the glass straw was a goner. Oh well, add it to the pitcher, the butter dish, and the anthropologie bowl that have all bit the “broken by children” dust in the last month. Plus Glass Dharma has a lifetime guarantee on their straws so hopefully I can get it replaced.
Then I sat down and planned out our day. Strawberry picking in the morning and then rushing back to make it to homeschool playgroup in the afternoon but no time to stop at the grocery store which means no milk for coffee. It sounded like an amazing day. There was just a major cold front coming in so we would have to work around some rain but it was doable. I called the local farm and they assured me that they were still letting people pick strawberries and had a great crop so we hopped in the car and took off.
5 minutes down the road I heard, “I have to go to the bathroom”. really? really? 5 minutes. So we stopped.
Then we got back in the car and made it to the farm where another lady was shocked to see someone coming to pick strawberries. “oh we’re at the end of our season and they’re almost all rotten,” she said. Delightful. But we picked them anyway and actually had a good time once you got past the smell of rotting fruit. We picked 7lbs of strawberries and grabbed some fresh carrots from their farm stand before heading home to make it to our next date with homeschool friends.
But of course I had the times mixed up and the playgroup was in the morning this week so we missed it.
Since we couldn’t go to the park (the cold front was already here) the kids decided to fight and whine instead, it sounds reasonable. So they spent a few hours beating the heck out of each other and crying non stop. It was a joyous day in the land of sarcasm.
Finally as we were picking up one of the kids knocked my favorite coffee mug off the table and on to the floor with a bang. strike one.
Then as I was unloading dishes I knocked one out of the cabinet and it hit the stone countertops with a smash. strike two.
Finally Princess Newbie decided to celebrate her release from time out (for hitting her sister unapologetically) with a head dive from the coffee table. There was mass wailing to be had by most of us. strike three.
Momma was done.
I’m replacing all the glass with plastic and all the walls with rubber. I think it’ll just work better. Luckily the kids threw away most of the silverware while clearing the plates from dinner each night so I don’t have to worry about them go after each other with utensils. I’m also out of glass vases because I painted them all. So there’s not much more stuff around here that they can break.
But I guess that Daddy wants mama to keep her sanity because he showed up with these:
Just goes to prove that sometimes really great things can be found on the internet.