some days are just the ‘no tent pegs’ kind of days
you know there are days when really you should just go back to bed but life and its little foibles -or children as they are most commonly known- means you just got to grin -albeit slightly insanely- and bear it, so really today has been that kind of test your patience kind of day,
an attempt at camping-our favourite past time- resulted in several long faces as we made it after many hours driving to the campsite got out the tent the sun comes out and the kids run about in the grass and we get the tent half up-and its a bloody massive tent- and then we realise we forgot the tent pegs, cue taking down bloody massive tent, unhappy children, and mum, and a long drive back home with a quick message to farmer explaining we won’t be camping in his field after all, rain begins to lash down outside and just as a nice extra touch the windscreen wipers won’t work sticking rather frustratingly half way on the downward swipe.
after arriving home and drying out a little finding tent pegs sat teasingly right near the front door, it’s decided to just chill and instead pop down town sort out kids uniform stuff. Of course a childs friend also decides at last minute they have a birthday so already half my money to go on school uniform is now gone on said birthday as -‘it’s my best friend mum- but i thought i was your best friend-yeah you are when i am at home- so one very expensive present later and dwindling money looking sad in my purse i decide to heck with it i need a new camera so pop into pawn shop down town see if i can pick up a cheap bargain found a good one,-
i am served by the irritated staff member from hell who doesn’t want to serve anyone let alone me with my please answer my fifty questions before i buy, i always ask in that shop because lets face it everything in there is there because someone was either poor and had to sell their stuff or it was stolen and had to be sold either way i want to make sure nothing is wrong with my item in this camera, it was in fact missing so many things i decided not to spend my meagre amount of money on it and super annoyed staff person growled at me and threw camera on counter behind him and went off to growl at another customer.
back to school uniform hunting and found what i thought was a super bargain in the charity shop so went to counter only to find it vastly over priced but they had me stuck because this was the only one so i had to get it thus said goodbye to all my money but i carried on smiling and joking being light-hearted i had my second daughter with me and i was determined not to let the day get to me
so then we get home and by now i am in severe pain the tablets i should have took before i went out now glare at me and insist i take them which i do but realise i do not have enough for today and definitely not enough for tomorrow but guess what- yup tomorrow is a bank holiday so can’t go to docs or even a chemist to get any tablets because they are all closed for bank holiday great crawl off to bed to try and rest my poor body promptly fall asleep for an hour or two hubby gets second daughter to her party oldest is glued to computer and my son went to bed also which all meant that when i wake up around eight this evening i discover the youngest age 7 had enjoyed her little self in the front room which was covered in baby cream and some strange substance i still can’t identify, sigh, hubby of course knew nothing because like the oldest he was glued to a computer.
i sighed and sent youngest to bed and closed front room door, if i am lucky then there really is such a thing as a cleaning fairy and she will magically transform my front room or
i get to clean it tomorrow, i figure it can wait right now i shall sleep and pretend none of it happened
be nice to each other and be good to yourself and remember when you get a day like today just grit your teeth smile and think oh well some days are just no tent peg days
love to all xx