When the day starts at 5:45am with: three children who are up far too early for having gone to bed far too late; rain that thwarts the day's beach plan; no coffee in the house; a full on meltdown from each child by 7:30 am; a simultaneous three-person meltdown a half an hour later; far too much frustration and not-so-quiet 'talking' from me; no game, hug, snuggle, book, or snack that seems to help; and it is abundantly clear that no matter what happens, or what I do to try to change it, today is just going to be one of those days....there's really nothing left to do but to call upon the Plan of Action for Desperate Days:
3. Make it a movie day. Do my very best to keep my big-eyed babes (who have never been in a movie store) from getting sucked into the horror section, or the video game section, or for that matter, anything besides the two movies in the entire store that I think are 'okay' enough to rent. (a little picky? yup.)
And throughout the day, snuggle my babes close, let a lot of things slide, let go of the idea of getting anything 'done', do my best to stop looking at the clock, wait for the sun to come out, and know that tomorrow will be better. (Fuzzy photos? Yeah, I busted my camera lens too.)
Some days are just like that.
Today? The sun is shining.