Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Not a Great Start....

Monday morning, the start of the week. Bleary eyed I was woken by Elarna wanting her bottle, my husbands alarm constantly going off and then my son shouting (incredibly loudly) down the monitor 'keep away, keep away!!!!' .....if anyone is a Thomas and Friends fan you will know that he is reciting the character Hector. I reach out to the bedside table to find my glasses and knock the monitor off and my bottle of juice, erghhh.

Not a great start.

I then proceed to kick my husband out of bed who was now running late, I then feed Elarna while trying to convince/bribe Alfie over the monitor to come out of his room and into the bedroom with me, this was met with 'keep away, keep away'.

After feeding Elarna, Alfie decides to join me in our bed, he then starts to pull yank my hair. I reluctantly decide that the day needed to properly start. On making sure both children were safe and they couldn't kill themselves or each other I had my 3 minute (or there about) shower, while washing I drop the shower gel on my foot. F**k that hurt.

Not a great start.


I then trudge down the stairs bleary eyed, dying for my first cup of coffee. I put my machine on and get distracted feeding the monster and settling the littlest, I forget about my sodding coffee, it's stone cold. Rage. I then make another and thankfully don't forget about this one.
Not a great start.

I then start clock watching, when are my parents arriving?? When?? I send them an SOS. It reads...... 'stressed and tired Mama in need of parental help, send chocolate and wine.' This would have been great if I hadn't become distracted by monster once again who decided he wanted purple juice not orange juice so therefore my SOS was never sent and remains in my outbox.
Not a great start.

I start to tidy up the breakfast things when the above happens. For some ridiculous reason as I went to put the rice crispies back I let go of the box. It was literally one of those stupid, stupid moments, I wasn't paying attention and in my sleep deprived state thought they were on the shelf. Clearly not. I could feel rage bubbling up inside me, especially as Alfie appears and asks 'what's up Mummy??' and he then decides it was THE best thing ever to crunch amongst said rice crispies.  Well I suppose it is quite alot of fun to crunch rice crispies between your toes! Surprisingly I remain quite calm.

Not a great start.

If I wasn't a Mum of two, Monday would definitely have been declared a duvet day mainly for my own safety and everyone else's! Thankfully, and I'm sure you'll be pleased to read that the day did improve. The Grandparents arrived, things were more settled and we are all still alive, wahoo! My selfie stick arrived which provided a few minutes of amusement as you can see below, so the afternoon definitely turned out better than the morning. My Mum even managed to take Alfie to the station to watch some trains which meant my Dad could watch Elarna and I could get on with a few jobs (without spilling/hitting/dropping anything).

What I will say is this was not a great start to the week!




How is your week going so far? Any better than mine?

Best of Worst

39 comments:

  1. Oh no!! I do hope the rest of your week has been better. I really do hate those mornings/days when everything goes wrong! #bestandworst xx

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    1. Thankfully yes the week has been going slightly better! Never a good way to start off a Monday morning though! #bestandworst x

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  2. My kids had a training day on Monday which was nice for the day off but now I'm completely behind on my week! Some mornings are just not menat to go properly.

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    1. Uh oh, hate it when that happens. I always start with the best intentions but quite often run late with everything! X

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  3. Aw but then I am sure looking at Elarna made up for all those little mishaps x

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  4. Woohoo I am glad you surprised! As frustrating as bad starts are I think they sometimes help you to see the good in the rest of the day :-) its the little things that make us smile the most after all :D

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    1. Absolutely! I managed to see the funny side in the end :-) x

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  5. grandparents are like superheroes who arrive just in the nick of time

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  6. This is my Monday morning every day ( I live with my 60 year old parents and they're worse than kids) ..Leaving beer cans and wine glasses right next to the dishwasher and dirty butter knives on the surfaces. Don't even get me started on the sugar trails on the tea tray!

    x

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  7. Glad the day improved, and hopefully the week too! It should be sunny by the end, so hopefully we'll all be in a blue sky mood!

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    1. It is sunny today and that most definitely lifts the mood! x

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  8. Oh no hope you're week is getting better. Thank goodness for grandparents eh?!

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  9. Oh I know those days so well, those are the days I really wish I could go back to bed but can't because there are children to look after! Glad the day improved and yay for the selfie stick, loving the pics! Xx

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    1. Ahh those days are long gone aren't they boohoo :-( thanks for linking up to #bestandworst X

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  10. I really really want to crunch rice crispies with my toes - I'm sorry, I can't help it! I wish I was one of those cool hippy mums who could pour rice crispies on the floor and crunch in them just for the joie de vivre! Thank goodness for grandparents! #bestandworst

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    1. Haha I imagine it was very fun, especially for Alfie! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst X

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  11. This all sounds like a pretty normal day to me ;-) although I'm not sure I'd be as calm about the rice Krispy crunching!

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    1. Hehe, I'm hoping that this sort of thing doesn't happen every Monday! x

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  12. Sometimes you just have to laugh to stop yourself crying! My Monday morning started at 4am after several wake ups. Fingers crossed both of our weeks will continue to get better!

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    1. Oh I agree, quite often I need to laugh otherwise I'd be in floods! x

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  13. oh god how annoying! don't worry we've all been there. sometimes the trivial is what can get you down the most!

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    1. I know, crazy isn't it. Thanks for the comment X

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  14. I know the feeling when everything seems to be going wrong! hurrah for parents coming to the rescue!! #bestandworst.

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    1. It was a big help them coming, it was almost like they rescued me haha. Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst X

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  15. Glad things improved for you! Days like that and I just say eff it!

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  16. The mishchief in Elarna's eyes says it all! Hope things improve, sounds like you really need a day off!

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    1. Hehe yes it does! I wish I could have a day off but not likely in the next few months! x

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  17. I am always having days like that, hope the week has improved

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  18. Let's hope you've got all the crap out the way in a oner and the rest of the week will be great! #bestandworst

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    1. Hmmm well the end of the week didn't end up so good.........:-(x

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  19. Glad to hear the day got better for you. We all have those maddening days once in a while, don't we!

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  20. I hope your week got better - I hate days like that - I have quite a few! Kaz x

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