Monday, 14 November 2011

I don't like Mondays (tell me why)

Today was the epitome of Monday.

This morning both kids started wailing as soon as I buckled them into their car seats. Deaglan sobbed that he had a hole in his finger - needed a bandage right then while Naveen expressed his overall dismay with life by screeching at the top of his lungs. I’d already been experiencing what could only be described as the early onset of menopause – I’m sure there’s a technical term for it but it can best be explained with these two words – hot flash. And when I unloaded the kids for the first drop-off at Deaglan’s school, I made a crucial discovery.

My pantyhose were all wrong.

By the time I arrived at the daycare, sweating and irritated, my tights which were clearly sized for an eight year old, were just about around my ankles which is coincidental because so was my crying baby. He would not let me back-step out of there, would not be comforted by anyone but me.

And it was precisely then, that I realized he was missing a shoe.

I could have cried at the thought of retracing my steps – it was only 7:45 AM and I was ready to surrender. Thank goodness the other shoe was in the van but at my parking spot when it occurred to me that my parking pass was still in Shaune’s car- I drive it on Fridays so he can ferry the kids around- I did raise the white flag.

I’d love to tell you that it got better from there but in typical Monday fashion, its tiny pinpricks of annoyance continued to nick me.

No wonder they wrote a song about it.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments on the last post about Gramma Mac. She passed away this afternoon. All of her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids are in my heart today.


  1. So sorry for your loss, Kim.

  2. A big hug for having the Monday that you did! But you know what? What I love about your posts is that I can relate to them. Tights sized for an eight year old? Been there and done that!

    Love the picture of the two of you-you are so beautiful!! (And Shaune is pretty easy on the eyes too) :)

    My condolences, and more hugs to your precious family, Kim:)

  3. So sorry, Kim. I'm glad she found her peace, though.

    And, I'm pretty sure you're way too young to start having hot flashes.

    I hope your Tuesday is better than your HAS to be, right?

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss!

    I hope your Tuesday turns out better than your Monday. If it makes you feel any better there have been days when we get to the daycare and I realize I forgot to put on my son's shoes at all!

  5. Okay, yet another reason why panty hose should be barred from existence.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your Gramma.

  6. I am so very sorry about your grandma. :( And I'm sorry that you had a series of unfortunate things happen in one day!

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your grief is lifted and your week greatly improves.

  8. I had one of those mornings today except I didn't have to rush to a job after. I bow to working moms. I love that pic of you and Shaune...gorgeous! Sorry to hear about Gramma Mac, but I know she was suffering and is at peace now.

  9. Oh Mondays :(. Hope the rest of the week is better

  10. I'm so sorry about your Monday morning...I've had those and they are no fun. The good news is that it's just once a week! And the rest of the week is usually uphill from there.

    I'm so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you Kim. Your ability to hold everything together when you are dealing with so much truly inspires me.

    Thinking of you!

  11. So sorry for your loss, friend. Also, sorry you have to work. I hate that morning chaos. It simply is not enjoyable. I always show up to work without a coat 1 - because I am sweating to death, and 2 - I was too busy getting everyone else's that I forgot it anyway.

  12. Bless you and your family Kim. Sending hugs, prayers and love your way.

  13. I hope you are handling the loss of GM alright. We're sending prayers your way.

    I am sad you had such a tough Monday. I hope the rest of the week showed some improvement.

    I've missed stopping by. Things are settling down a bit for a while so I can stay caught up. Honestly, I wish we could just chat over tea and let the kids run. That would be heavenly. Someday, dear friend, some day.

  14. I'm so sorry for your famiily's loss of Gramma Mac. Sending hugs.

    That was a really tough Monday. Hate those kind of days.

    But check out beautiful you in that gorgeous photo with Shaune. I wish I had your lovely hair!!!


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