One of the Good Days

As a parent, there are some days where at the end of the day I am two steps away from curling up in the fetal position and sucking my thumb. For the most part, my days have an ebb and flow to them – maybe some not so fabulous moments tempered by some awesome moments so by day end, I’m exhausted, sure – but ready to get some rest and start all over again the next day.

And there are days like today.

Days that start smoothly – and then… keep flowing smoothly.

It was the last day of school before Winter Break – this is a day I both love and dread. Love, because we LOVE Christmas and I’ve actually made some plans to keep the kiddarooni’s occupied during their time off. Dread because, well… two weeks off from school? No down time. Kids bickering. Yeah.

Today was The Princess’s school Christmas party – they did something a little different this year. It was a “Christmas Morning” party – so the kids would arrive to school in their jammies, eat breakfast, and the parents had sent a small gift for under the tree so each of the kids got to open a present. Fabulous.

However, today is Friday. Our Friday morning ritual is to go out for donuts. This morning, the girls and I were out the door by quarter after seven. We zipped by Panera (toasted everything bagel, por favor). We zipped through the Krispy Kreme drive thru (AND THE HOT LIGHT WAS ON! Free donuts!). Starbucks drive thru next (because mommy isn’t facing a room full of second graders without being thoroughly caffeinated) and on to school.

We got there early so while Pumpkin and The Princess got situated doing Christmassy crafty things, they put me to work making pancakes. They had a TON of food for the kids (always too much!), and the kids ate breakfast and then socialized. It was fun to see The Princess take my camera and pose her friends and set up her shots. Her pictures MAY have turned out better than mine today.

After the party, Pumpkin and I returned home in time for a lunch that neither of us were hungry for, and I settled her in for a nap and I got some work done.

And she napped and I worked. And she woke up from her nap and we had a mellow afternoon.

And for the most part, it’s been this day of one right thing after another right up to tucking the girls in together in Pumpkin’s room because they are having a sleepover. Maybe tomorrow they’ll wake up annoyed with each other. That’s entirely possible. But today was one of the good days.

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Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. That sounds like a wonderful day. I am so glad you and the little one enjoyed it. Now can you convince Panera to open here already?

  2. Yay! Glad you had a good day. Hope you continue to have good ones over the break!

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