Just about everybody has used the expression "Its just one of those days!". It usually means one of two things. Either its been a day where everything bad that could possibly happen actually happens, nothing goes right for you at all, or the craziest things ever just happen.
My day was the latter. This story may seem like it could not happen but believe me, it did.
It started with a broken dryer which I took upon myself to fix. I have fixed every one that Ive owned. This one decided to just quit. I repaired the darn thing, turned it on and it worked for about five minutes then quit again. The motor was shot, Yay for me.
This "Day" started off just kicking my butt. The battle between me and my "Day" had begun, my evil nemesis. We will call him Wednesday.
This led to my wife having to go to her brothers to do laundry leaving me at home with four children. While she was gone the day just progressed into crazieness.
My father in law decided to mow the lawn. As he was doing this the lawn mower quit working,the belt came off, which meant I had to go fix it. Of course, since I am mister fix it all. What man doesnt think he can actually fix everything? Right?
Moving on, I fixed it and he started mowing again. During this time I was trying to get my two year old son to take a nap without success. If anybody is counting this is problem number three.
This is when my sister in law came over and picked up her son, who lives with me part of the time, to take him to the park. He had been acting up all day and was grounded. Which led up to more issues than I care to elaborate on. Bottom line is that it was not a fun morning between my nephew and myself.
All of the sudden my father in law started yelling
"Shannon, I need your help!"
I ran outside thinking he is hurt but no, the lawn mower was on fire. He had poured gas in it and it just lit up.
The fire got put out leaving us with a mess to clean up.
Believing now that I could actually go lay down with my son and get a little break from my glorious day was too much to ask for apparently.
Lauren (my sis in law) came back with my nephew Justin because she had to go to work and he was bad while they were out. Leading me to an afternoon of grounding. He is one of those stubborn kids at times. If I didn't know any better I would say he was my own, ha ha. Or at least a Williams.
Score: 5 and a half -0 (half a point because this one had already started today. My story, my rules!)
Finally I just gave up on getting my son Noah to sleep. This would be the time my son Evan's ear decided to start leaking. Yes I said leaking. He had tubes put in his ears recently and now his ear was oozing liquid. He started crying because his ear hurt and kinda freaked out over the ooze. Tomorrow another Dr. visit.
Now this just happened to be the exact moment my son Logan decided he was going to jump on the top bunk of his bed and let the ceiling fan slice his head open. Therefore blood and more crying. That made three out of the four kids crying at this point. No worries, Noah has a surprise all of his own coming up.
Noah figured out that he can have quite a high pitch scream. He thought this was hilarious and decided he wanted to do it over and over and over and....wait for it....over again. He also decided that it was funny to not listen to me and run away when I tried to make him stop.
Lets go over this....three crying, one screaming, one oozing, one bleeding. Not too shabby.
My wife FINALLY came home. I thought she was going to save me from all of this. As usual, I was wrong. She had run out of her meds, for her thyroid and so on, and was feeling really bad. So I let her go lay down for a bit while I cooked dinner.
Now the kids were fed, showered, teeth brushed and ready for bed. With the day that my wife and I had we were kind of a little bit on edge. What do married couples do when they have had a day like this? I am not ashamed to admit it because EVERYBODY does it. Even the ones who try to act like they don't.
We got into a little bit of a tiff. Nothing bad just a few disagreements over things that really weren't even worth it. The usual things most couple argue over. Realizing later how stupid it was and making up. Which by the way is the best part!
Of course there was a bit more that had happened but these were the big ones that I had decided to share. The thing people dont realize is that I have a lot of medical issues which put me on disability. Both from the Army and from my place of employment. When I have a day like today where I dont feel sick I really want that day to go good. Today was not that day though.
So Wednesday had really showed me up and kicked my butt.
Or did it?
I actually ended up winning for the day and totally reversed it. This is how that happended.
I put my kids to bed and they smiled at me, gave me hugs and kisses and told me they loved me. My wife and I went to be and looked at each other knowing instantly that we love and adore each other. Even after three hard years of medical problems etc....
Score: 10-INFINITE POINTS!!!
I win and let me explain why; Having the worst day in the world can get turned around by one small word with the biggest meaning. No matter what happens on a horrible day or how bad life seems it could never superceed what I receive from my family and will cherish for the rest of my days. LOVE.