Thursday, April 9, 2009

What Day Is It Again?

I got up this morning, fed the kids breakfast, sent them off to the family room to begin their ritual morning activity of killing brain cells (playing the Wii), and sat down to write my random Friday post.

Then, I realized that today is Thursday. Which would explain why, when I woke up at 9:00 this morning, I felt guilty. No, not because my children had already been up for 2 hours, and had to get their own breakfast (yesterday's brownies), and were watching Dora the Explorer, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody all morning, while I snoozed away. No, I felt guilty because Thursday is a run day. I was supposed to meet my running group at 5:00. Once again, I didn't get up to run. In fact, I didn't even set my alarm last night.

I blame it on two things. Ok, well, three things.

One: Last night was our last rehearsal for the Hosanna Concert (did you get your tickets, yet?). We didn't get out of there until almost 10:00, plus drive time. I also volunteered to drive a group of three high-school-aged sisters, and a guy who can't drive because of a heart condition. So, I had to drop them all off before I could go home.
Two: It was raining so hard last night, it took extra time to drive home. For all I knew, the Great Salt Lake had floated into the sky and then been dumped out completely on the valley. It was raining THAT hard. I did NOT want to get up at the butt-crack of dawn to get hypothermia.
Three: I had to stay up and watch American Idol. Because up to this point, I always hear who gets voted off before I actually watch the show, and it bugs me. That's like hearing who won before you even start watching the game. That said, I'm kind of glad that that blind dude whose name I can't remember got voted off. I didn't think he was that great a singer. He was pretty good on the piano though. He should pursue that.

So, I didn't run this morning. That, combined with eating my weight in brownies all week, and trying to find way to entertain three ungrateful children, who think they are entitled to the world just by existing, I am NOT a happy camper today. I have bent over backwards trying to do fun things for those monkeys, and it seems all I get in return is whining and complaining. (Yes, I see the irony in me whining and complaining about my children whining and complaining. Shut up.)

I'm just looking forward to next week....when school starts again.

17 comments:

Sarah said...

I am looking forward to school starting again next week too! Mine have been off all week and I have had enough.

Jessica said...

That's funny because I'm dreading school starting next week. The kids seem to bring the whining and complaining with them to school. Really are we supposed to go on a field trip to Lagoon everyday to keep them happy? Only 8 weeks left of school! Hooray!

SO said...

Our Spring Break starts Saturday and goes all next week. I'm sort of excited, sort of scared.

And I should call CPS on you for letting your kids watch the Suite Life but then I'd have to call them on myself. So I guess you're safe.

Melissa said...

Oh Sher! I need to come get you for a spin in the stang! Next week when I am back we'll set a date! No worries on missing a run - you are amazing girl, you'll be fine. And the kids having brownies for breakfast? It's SOMETHING right? I grew up on 7-up and sugar cookies for breakfast from as little as I can remember. They'll live. And just think - TOMORROW is Friday - you are almost there!
xoxoxoxoxo

Rachel said...

I know what you mean with the entitlement. My kids wake up every day expecting me to have some marvelous adventure planned for them and when I say that we aren't going anywhere today, it's like I have just squashed all of their hopes and dreams. And then they spend the rest of the day complaining that there is nothing to do. Grrrr.

DeNae said...

Need some motivation? Look at that picture of the three of us at lunch. That lady in the sherbet colored jacket never runs and eats brownies for every meal of the day.

You're welcome, sweetie.

Cadance said...

just glad to know I'm not the only one letting their kids eat yesterdays brownies for todays breakfast...hehehe!

Motherboard said...

You got to sleep until 9? WTH? I got up at 7am. Why? Because my freakin' brain turned on. NO FAIR.

Don't feel bad about the brownies-- my kids had Wendy's for lunch AND dinner.

I am a wicked awesome Mom.

Motherboard said...

OH. and AI?? I think this season has been superb! I have liked everyone one. I have pretty much liked everyone. Even Jefe has been watching with me!

(I sort of have a crush on Adam... is that creepy?)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Wow. What would it be like to not have to send kids off to school and get to sleep in? It would be a different world though not necessarily better. (This too shall pass away.)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Um, you're on spring break? Can we just delete my last comment? (And here I was thinking you are so young and beautiful you must have all pre-schoolers.)

2busy said...

You needed the run induced mood boost! Maybe a sunny day will help you and the kids. Hang in there!

Mina said...

This has been a great AI season. But there have been a couple of overrated, in my opinion, singers. Scott was one of them. I really think he only got as far as he did because he is blind. He's a decent pianist, though.

As for all of your stresses this week, sometimes you just need to write a week off. And spring break is a great excuse to do just that. Monday will be a do-over.

Tink said...

Such beautiful music Sher! I lingered extra long just to hear your beautiful music! As far as the kids...believe me, I feel your pain (and joy)! It will be a fun but spirited weekend with kids high on Easter candy! I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

wendy said...

Oh Sher, it's ok to sleep in and let the kids fend for themselves once in awhile. Being a mom of young kids is HARD work. just tell them you are in a position to make their lives "very very miserable" if they don't co-operate/smarten up--I still tell my kids that. (tee,hee)--works on husbands too

Peggy said...

I wish it were Friday too. Hang in there. Tomorrow is another day!

AS Amber said...

I've let my kids eat popcorn for breakfast before. And I have literally said this to them: "You can't be hungry. You've had 25 popcicles for dinner."

They're still alive.

Heart you!