10 signs your day is off to a rough start

UnknownI know, carpe diem and all that stuff, but some days just don’t warrant a lot of enthusiasm. Ever wish you could go back to bed for an hour and wake up to a second start? Here’s some signs that might send you back to that still-warm pair of pajamas.

 10 signs your day is off to a rough start:

  1. The cat has thrown up in your shoe.
  2. You forgot to put the pot on the coffeemaker before you started it and are now cleaning up Lake Dark Roast.
  3. You have a voicemail from the school principal.
  4. You’re late and you’re out of gas OR it’s -8 and you’re out of gas OR all of the above.
  5. The day’s school lunch offering is something your kids call “that stuff that bounces when you drop it.”
  6.  Three members of your household have asked you a question that started with the phrase, “Have you seen my…”
  7.  You have to iron.
  8.  The only thing you can find for your breakfast is a granola bar that came free in the Sunday newspaper delivery.
  9. Your child leaves a musical instrument that cost more than your first car at the bus stop.
  10. Your black sweater is in the wash.

For any of you who are counting, this list includes five unplanned errands or chores and two rolls of paper towels. Not that I’m counting.

Some days are better than others, and some improve as the day goes on. I hope for you this is one of them.

What unbelievable obstacles will you overcome today?

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20 thoughts on “10 signs your day is off to a rough start

  1. I have to say my bad day always seems to begin when I arrive at my daughter’s school and there is no parking available. – Because she is in JK we have to physically hand her off to the teacher at the door to the JK and pick up the same way. The snow banks on the streets surrounding the school are at least hip deep (on me!) so parking on the road is not an option (especially when your other child’s carseat is on the snowbank side!)…so every day we have JK I have to go to the school 20 minutes early (not 15 because all the spots are gone by then!) and sit in the van in -20 degree weather with the van running (I’m so sorry environment!!) because they do not have early drop off! I’m getting used to it. The kids are too – they watch a movie in the van now while we wait every morning – but there it is – if I am five minutes behind…it is a super bad day…lol Rhondda #SITSblogging

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    • Oh, I so know the feeling. Nothing is easy when you live in a winter-rich climate. I’ve been driving my kids to their bus stop because it’s just too far to walk with a brisk -25 wind chill. But it makes me wonder what the point is of putting them on the bus at all.

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  2. LOL, I think I have experienced some, if not all of the above. Well, we don’t have a cat so… I think the worst for me is when my oldest says, “Oh I forgot you have to fill out/sigh/write a cheque for” something. That just messes me and always sets us back 😦

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    • One of my friends has a son who casually mentioned to her that he was supposed to bring 3-dozen crepes to school the next day. Crepes! And it was about 10:00 at night. Kids.

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  3. No# seems to always happen since my daughter’s school is far away. I don’t think a day passes that my husband doesn’t ask No#6. I’m adding one…. I can’t find my keys and I’m already late. These are so on point. #SITSBlogging

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  4. Gosh, getting out of bed many days is the biggest challenge I have, but I was hit with a sinus infection yesterday, took the day off and made a run to the walk-in clinic for some antibiotics. I’m feeling much better, thank God! I’m so glad that my son is driving so I’m not delivering his forgotten items anymore.

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    • Three kids, no one driving yet – in the past couple of weeks I have delivered (or retrieved) band instruments, math journals, boots, a warm-up jacket…because I needed to make a few extra trips.

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    • Well, actually it was cat vomit in my shoe. Which would make it a lot better if it hadn’t also actually been in three different shoes. I just threw one whole pair away. Did not seem worth saving.

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  5. Oh Lord, I’ve been having one of those weeks and I don’t even have any kids. Hope things look up for both of us!
    ❤ SITS Bloggers

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  6. All of these have rung true with me, except that I have two naughty dogs instead of a cat. On days like this I just try to keep my head and look forward to bed time! Thank you for this fun post!

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