One of those days

It’s been such a funny day today. Yesterday was very busy and very productive, and influenced my choices this morning. Because I was powering through so many tasks yesterday, my kids were left to their own devices. They played both together and separately, and without much involvement from me. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s just not typical. I like to spend time reading with them, playing games, or getting outside together.

Before I go on, I should mention that one of the things I had done yesterday was to tape off and prime a room in my house, preparing to start painting, presumably today. I just needed to run to the store and purchase the paint. Small detail.

Well, anyway, since I hadn’t made myself very available for fun with the kiddos yesterday, I happily said “yes” when asked to read to them after breakfast this morning. Reading together with my kids is one of my favorite things, after all. I felt it would be a nice start to the day.

So, about an hour later, I excused myself to do a little work for my part-time job, figuring we could head out on errands after that. I could still spend the afternoon painting. In an effort to be efficient, I put a load of laundry into the washer. I dashed down to toss it in the dryer a bit later and kept working.

Upon finishing up my work, I realized that if I left at that point, my husband’s dress shirts would wrinkle. Since I hate to iron, I couldn’t have that. I figured I better just wait until after I got those shirts put away.

Except, then it was close to lunch time, and I didn’t want to end up eating out because of poor timing. I knew I better wait.

But I was scheduled to attend a webinar at 1 pm. Oh well, I would still have time. I needed to drop some paperwork off at an office that closed at 3 pm, and then I could get the paint. I might not get to paint today, but I’d be ready to start first thing the next day.

During the webinar, my son fell asleep. Three o’clock was rapidly approaching. I wanted to combine these errands since they’re in the same vicinity, and as I’ve already mentioned, I do like to make efforts toward efficiency.

Totally missed the boat on those errands today. I did some other work around the house while my son napped. He does not typically nap, but when you’re tired, you’re tired. My daughter, who does cherish some down time, amused herself while mom worked and brother slept. After he got up, we took the opportunity to read some more together and play some games.

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Gotta roll with the punches.

Dinner’s about done, and then we’re off to baseball. It was not the day I had intended, but it ended up being a nice balance.

Ever have a day like that?