Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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You know those days when absolutely everything you touch goes wrong?  It might not be anything big, but when everything is joined together in one 24 hour period you end it more stressed than you remember feeling for a very long time?

The last 24 hours have been terrible, horrible, not good, very bad and then some.

Disobedience, bad attitudes, tears, hormones and grumpiness have been the order of the day.  I’m not sure how much of the attitude comes because I feel so rubbish and am therefore setting the (negative) tone of the house or just because it was a terrible, horrible, not good, very bad day.

Where do I even start?

Oscar pooed all over our dining room floor.  Not just in one place but all the way down one side of the table and then all the way down the other side.  He never defecates inside.  Ever. And it was loose.

T, whilst trying to add some suspension to his bike managed to break his front breaks.  Now I’m certain he will fix it but for now he is very despondent with his efforts.

Whilst I was vacuuming the down stairs I left the tap running into the kitchen sink which had its plug in.  About half an hour later I was horrified to see our tiny kitchen awash with soapy water.  And you know water just gets in everywhere.  I couldn’t even cry.  So we cancelled our babysitter for the night and I hunkered down to mop up all the water, saturating a heap of large towels in the process.

Then Gary and I decided we would get a takeaway, the children could go to bed early (which they clearly needed) and we would have a stay at home date.  Except no sooner had we tucked into our takeaway L12 vomited.  Sigh.  It was obviously not meant to be.

Going to bed early sounded like a plan.  And frankly staying there for the duration of February is an attractive proposition.  Only how can I teach the children to overcome their feelings and get on with life if I hibernate each February.  So I am up, out of bed and after a rough start (L passed out) we are all feeling a lot happier.  We have decided to take it easy today, after which we hope we will all be back to fine fettle without everything we touch going wrong.

After all, the dining room is spanking clean and fully bleached from cleaning up Oscar’s little (big) accident.  The kitchen floor has never been so sparkling thanks to the sudding down and drenching it received from the day before.  And T will no doubt learn something new from his disaster with the breaks.  Maybe life isn’t so bad…..


  1. Oh, I intensely dislike those days. I am sorry that you all are in that place right now. Lessons are learned from such hardships though. I hope no one else gets the stomach bug.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. I’m sorry you’re having a bad time of it at the moment. We all have bad days but it’s no fun being in the middle of one. Thinking of you! I hope today proves to be a bit better!!

  3. I love that there’s always something good to be said, even in the bad days. Sorry yesterday was crummy, and I hope today is better!!

  4. Oh my treasure. So sorry we can’t see you today. The darkest days are just before the dawn. Spring will come. Love and prayers to you all. xx

  5. I can sympathize!!! When it rains, it POURS and not in the nice sense! I hope that you wake up to a fresh, new, 24 hours with none of this reoccurring for you!!

  6. Praying for you and yours. As I am from South Texas and now live in the Northern U.S.. I can officially say that February is horrid. It my birthday month and I would still skip it if I could! I really, really, REALLY dislike looking outside and everything looks dead. Praying for both our attitudes. Hang in there Lady, you are amazing and have an amazing family.

  7. Oh my, that really was an awful, terrible, not good day! I think I would have slumped down back to bed after just the the dog incident! I hope you recognize how great of an example you are to the kids – even during February 🙂

  8. We all have those days! When it happens (and I’m alert enough to know that it’s going pear-shaped early on), I just declare a day off for everyone so that we keep out of one another’s way. Going to bed early is also a very good strategy! Hope it gets better for you tomorrow!

  9. Claire, I have to thank you for sharing your day. We all have those days and misery loves company! I love that you show the bad as well as the good……but that being said, I truly hope that you don’t have more days like that in the near future! Hugs.

  10. Wow, I hope things are feeling better! I’ve had some of these days lately & I always do the same thing of just wanting to hide away. Think we’ll all be better off once February / Winter passes! x

    1. I’m sorry you are having a hard time of it at the moment. Please know you are always welcome to pop by here 🙂
      And yes, roll on spring and sunshine!

  11. I think I have had a few of those days myself. They make us appreciate the “normal” days of life. Hope you have many normal days ahead.:) I do like your bright side look at things. I may have to leave the water on in the kitchen sink.;)

    1. LOL! I wouldn’t recommend it, it has taken the whole week to thoroughly dry out, although that could be because the building is so old – whatever the case it took an age to clean up and it was meant to be our date night!

  12. I’m right there with you on that dislike of February and to a slightly lesser extent January. My response is to make myself a cup of tea and try to hibernate as well, and as you said that’s not a good response. This year I put off the February blues by planning a huge vacation and trip to visit friends. Hence my just now reading your post.

  13. I know I am late to comment (I am struggling with poor internet here at my mom’s house), but had to still send you some virtual ((((hugs))).

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