some days are like that....

last night for story time we read, " alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." 

if i was writing that book today, i wouldn't have anything to write about that is as tragic as tragic as having to wear railroad striped pajamas or loosing my marble down the drain.

isn't that the worst?

when you are having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day....for  NO REASON???

so far today, i have exercised (only because i have a friend that is counting on me to be there,) taken a nap w/ in an hour and a half of waking up, ate some leftover salad for breakfast, read a few blogs and i have caught up on all the face booking i have not been doing because i was trying to avoid it because the virtual world isn't nearly as important ....and it's 1:30!!!!

in actuality, the day hasn't been terrible, horrible, no good or very bad....i'm just not myself for some unknown reason!

meanwhile, my kids have had free reign on the house for the past 2.5 hours while my computer has sucked some of the life out of me. 
2 hours ago, i had them begin writing in their journals.
i was just going to "check my e-mail"

 so good for self discipline.

then just about when i was beginning to feel guilty (and rightfully so) for my lack of drive today and neglect of my children, i started to realize that leaving them be has actually not been all that bad!

i have heard LOTS and LOTS of creative play going on. 
the have jumped on the bed,
had conversations about snakes attacking, 
played house together,
sang many, many songs,
played jump off the couch into the pillow pit,
and are currently wearing their dress up capes and are playing dragons.

christmas 2009

who needs a mother anyways???
laughing and childhood bliss have been prevalent.
i only have heard quarreling 2 times. 
they haven't had their mother breathing down their neck.
and i did NOT turn on the television like i thought of doing for the first time in a long time.
THEY had a good morning.

now i think i've talked myself out of having a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" after all.


i am starting to hear cries for mom.

"mom, isn't it about time for lunch yet????"
"mom, dallin just pooped on the floor."

and into the room he walks.....sans clothing or diaper.

i think it's time to go survey the damage and pay the consequence for my negligence!

post addition: the details.

1/4 jar of peanut butter w/ buggers on the side....really1?!?! 
no wonder why she wasn't asking for lunch!

let the good times roll!


Audrey Taylor said...

Well, I like the way everything turned out because honestly sometimes we mothers wake up with not much energy or drive. It is because of all the teaching you have done that the kids worked and played well together today. It is Spring Break so we Taylors can come play sometime. Well, I hear rocks hitting the side of my house ...

i said...

sure audrey! come play!!!

at least the rocks weren't hitting the window. :)

Henderson Theobalds said...

For the mother who makes the best of any and every situation! Love ya Jules!

Larae Taylor Merritt said...

I had one of those days today. I just wanted to sit on my couch and do nothing. Kids can really suck life out of ya sometimes!

PS One of my fav children's book. I had to memorize it when I was in 2nd grade for a play we were doing!

Amy Joy said...

I love that book too. I always tell my kids, "some days are just like that even in Australia."
OH, the poop, the diapers, the mess. It feels endless even though I know someday it will. You are a great lady and a good mom!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I wrote a comment and it didn't post??? Oh well, I love my Sweet Julie and I love that book too!!! Love, MOM

Terresa said...

Love the peanut butter & nekked butt!

Yeah, I've been the lame/partly absent (in my head) mama this past week. Spring break can do it to ya.

So far, I've been lucky. When I sleep in until 10am, the kids usually end up eating raw carrots & apples for breakfast, until I wake up and make 'em something proper.

Happy Easter!

i said...

how funny terresa. those are my kids early morning menu choices too! :)

Anonymous said...

Luv all the photos, I think even my good days look like this! lol, luvs to you and yours! katrina

Michelle said...

THis was a great post! I really enjoyed it. And I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who has a day like that once in awhile!

Angela said...

I love hearing the kids play. Sometimes I don't do anything all day just for that reason! =)

Angie Larkin said...

Know that feeling sista. I have a new song for you on those days. Please please go to groove shark and search for the glee soundtrack song "gold digger". Justin will discover new moves he never knew he had. :)
Love ya friend.

Mary said...

If I could sum up what I think of your blog it in one sentence it would be:

Read while Julie shows you how much she has lost control of her home through pictures.

You are the most honest blogger I know. No inhibition, thrown it to the wind....