You would think that after having 5 kids and being a mom now for almost 16 years (YIKES!) that I would know that things don't always happen how I had planned. You would think that I would be prepared for anything. Or that I would expect the unexpected.
When Gracie went to bed with a fever and a sore throat last night, I kind of knew that I would have to make a visit to the clinic today. But I really wasn't expecting to wait there for 1.5 -2 hours. Of course then I had to wait at WalMart for the pharmacy to fill her perscription. And then I had to drive all the way back again when I opened up Gracie's medication and it was in powder form. Huh? Isn't an oral suspension supposed to be in a suspended form??? Yes, they had actually forgotten to add the water to the powder and of course they didn't want to tell me the right amount to mix in. They said they had a "special way" of mixing it. So off I went again to the pharmacy to have them mix it up for me.
Oh it was fine, and I was glad to take care of Gracie. She was feeling so rotten. But I had been all excited to do a day of Spring Cleaning. And yes, I said EXCITED! I had made a big list and the kids and I were going to work all day. I had bought another broom and some more magic erasers and rubber gloves, etc. I don't know, these are the kinds of things I need to make into an event because otherwise it's a huge drag. So I planned on blasting the music and we would all work around the house (cheerfully of course!)
Well needless to say, I was gone half the day and left a list for the kids. They actually did fairly well while I was gone, but of course it wasn't the same. I was still so proud of them though. They had great attitudes throughout and I think the people sitting in the clinic waiting room thought it was somewhat humorous listening to me on the phone describing where exactly the garbage bags are and to make sure that the toilet bowls get scrubbed well with the brush, etc. Or the funniest had to be when Jared called me about how to open a new bottle of glass cleaner. He called to say it wouldn't spray so I had to describe how to twist the end of the nozzle in order to make it spray out. But I noticed a man chuckling when I said, "Oh, but make sure you aren't looking at the end of it when you spray it! Turn it away from you."
Anyway, it was a mundane day. And not what I expected. We got about 1/4 of the stuff done that I had wanted to. But we all pitched in and helped and even Gracie wanted to join in. And we all got Dairy Queen as a treat at the end of the day.
As a mom, things don't always go as planned. I wouldn't trade it for anything though!