Thursday, March 08, 2007

Supermom and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

I've had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

I think I'll move to Australia.

It was terrible because my husband was irritated with me and even though he didn't say so I could tell because he wouldn't smile and kind of huffed and puffed through his nose like he does when he's irritated and I left the house crying.

It was terrible because I cried all the way to school and was mad because I would meet with my study group with puffy red eyes and splotchy skin and my makeup would be all washed off and I knew it was silly to be crying but I couldn't stop because it's that time of the month and I always get ultra sensitive and emotional at that time of the month and I would have to tell my study group it was allergies or some other lie like that.

Do they have allergies in Australia?

It was terrible because I realized while I was studying that I had taken terrible notes and was not as prepared as I should be and the midterm was less than an hour away and there would be an essay question and I had no clue what I was going to do.

It was terrible because after we studied the rest of the group started leaving and I wasn't sure why because the class was supposed to start at 11:20 and it was only 10:50 but I figured they had plans or something before class so I just kind of hung out and got a bottle of water but then I finally figured out that my class started at 11:00 and that was where everyone went and I was five minutes late for my midterm.

I've been going to class for how many weeks and I forgot what time it started?

I'll bet they don't have midterms in Australia.

I completely bombed the essay part of my midterm and could not put two sentences together in essay form let alone formulate one single cohesive thought about morality and spirituality among Romantic and Victorian writers and compare and contrast two writers to support my analysis.

I cried some more.

I was not nice to a visitor on my blog.

I did not do my math homework and even skipped class tonight.

I cried some more.

I caved to my pre-menstrual monster and ate a chocolate chip cookie. And a Hershey bar. And a Little Debbie.

I'll bet chocolate is a health food in Australia.

But my friend says it will be okay and that everybody has those days.

Even in Australia.

If you have never read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, this post probably seems weird to you. Go and get it today and read it to your children. It is funny and poignant and a great story, even for adults.


cjoy said...

Well, I have not yet read that book, but even so your post did not seem so strange to me. But as your friend says, yes, it will be okay, and yes, everyone has days like this, even in Australia. I hope today was better, but if not, then probably tomorrow will be.

Michelle- This One's For The Girls said...

I LOVE that book! And even had my daughter memorize it for a dramatic monologue last year at drama camp.

And I could totally relate to that post! :)

yerdoingitwrong said...

oh girlie. I detest days like that. I'm glad you had the cookie and the hershey bar. Chocolate can be good temporary therapy. I hope the days that followed were BETTER!!

Happy Weekend.


dcrmom said...

ARGH. I haven't read the book either, and it didn't seem strange to me either. I'm struggling myself, this morning.

jesprincess said...

I can't believe all the people have not read that book!!! I love that book and I grew up on it.

skape7 said...

I'm FROM Australia and yes, I have days just like that one.

Susanne said...

I love that book too, and I've had days like that myself. Bless your heart. The chocolate always makes me feel better! And let me know if chocolate is a health food in Australia because I should move there as well. Here's to a better day today!

Deena said...

{{{{{{{{BELATED WARM HUGS}}}}}}}}

Here, hon...have another one of my 100 calorie Hostess packs...a little chocolate, none of the guilt...take two, their small....

Kelli said...

Hugs Sweet Thing .... we all have those days.

thebarefootpoet said...

I know skape7 is from Australia, but I'd like to go there or New Zealand and just see for myself!

And, if your "rude" comment to your visitor is the comment I'm thinking of,this visitor on your blog who had so missed the powerful scriptural truth you had written and substituted her own religious thoughts for that truth, then what I muttered as I read her comment must be rude on steroids. Your responses were firm and thoughtful, I was so proud.

Stacy (Aussie in America) said...

Hello from an Aussie in America!
Australia is pretty nice but we still have bad days...ho hum.
I found your blog through Laura's (organizing junkie) and have really enjoyed reading your posts.
Hope you have a great week.

Kirsten said...

Seems you had one of my days, sorry. Great book by the way.