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Frume Sarah and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Tuesday, 11 July 2006

Ever have one of those days??

I should have known…

Poppyseed didn’t sleep last night. As a result, Poppyseed’s mother (yours truly) did not sleep last night. All day long, strange little problems kept cropping up and yet I kept going.

While in the grocery store, I received a phone call from the nanny. Seems that the water in the house was not running. Not a huge problem once we determined that no pipes had burst. Due to a miscommunication, PC had thought that the gas and water bill was on automatic payment. PC was wrong.

No big deal. The water will return in the morning. As long as no one has to go to the bathroom…we’ll be fine. The bigger problem is that the gas company is unable to switch the gas back on until Friday morning. However, according to PC this too is no big deal.

“We’ll just take cold showers,” he suggested.

“How about a hotel?” I retorted.

As I wandered around the grocery store muttering to myself, I was unaware that there had been a queso accident in aisle 17. It wasn’t until I walked right through it (in my cute flip-flops) that I just about lost it. How was I going to clean the queso off my foot without any water??

Sure, it sounds funny after the fact. But at the time, it was all I could do to restrain myself.

“Is it a full moon or something?” inquired the checkout girl?

“As a matter of fact, it is just about the middle of Tammuz.”

Ok so she didn’t have a clue what I meant — but thanks to the fact that we still don’t have drapes up in the master bedroom, I always know where we are in the lunar cycle.

And the days just kept on going in a similar vein. Poppyseed, who conveniently seems to be suffering from a case of shilshul, spilled her drink at dinner. When I discovered something sticky and hard in Beernut’s hair, his response was “I didn’t know that was going to happen!” [For the future, Beernut — when you put melted Otterpop in your hair, it will always leave it hard and sticky.]

Yet when it comes right down to it, even with all the frustrations, life is good. Sure, we could be a little cleaner as we settle down to end this day. But we’ve got our health (poo-poo-poo), a roof over our heads (kinna hura), and tomorrow is (b’ezrat HaShem) another day.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Baleboosteh permalink
    Wednesday, 12 July 2006 2:16 pm

    Aren’t kids amazing – when you have had no sleep they are still full of energy and when you have no water, they are always at their messiest.
    We live on tank water and rely on electricity to pump it to the taps in the house. We very often have power blackouts, and I find this is always when someone will spill a drink…

  2. Rivster permalink
    Thursday, 13 July 2006 8:11 pm

    Wow — you are a brave women! I think that you get extra baleboosteh points for the tank 😉

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