Off My Game

You know the days where, try as you might, it takes you 2, 3, 4 times longer to get out the door than you originally anticipated? Today was one of those days. And even when we managed to get out, things still didn’t fall into place. Bottle and formula supplies forgotten. Hair ties missed. Bathroom pit stops requested for still ‘off’ tummies. Grocery shopping list…still not taken care of. Sigh. But (but!) I did manage to get my hands on some of Declan’s meds that I may, or may not, have been completely out of, after realizing yesterday that the pharmacy with his refill prescription was closed all weekend. Small successes.

I’m blaming the nasty bug that took us all down last week. It threw me off. That and the fact that I’ve been out of coffee for a couple of days and haven’t grocery shopped in two weeks. The last few days and week have been a bit of a blur, but we still managed to fit in some post-sickness fun. We emerged back into the world at the end of the week and sister got to go to preschool. She’s in love with it.

First day of preschool, September 2012

And ballet. Which she’s even more in love with.

First ballet class, September 2012

We also had swimming lessons and a movie/pizza date with dad to round off Friday. And then Saturday was a special day. A mom and daughter date. It’s been too long since we’ve spent some one-on-one time together. And girl loves going to the ‘city’. So away we went. The day started out with the movie theatre. And popcorn. When you’re 4 years old, it’s more about the popcorn than anything else.

We then drove downtown and did some wandering and shopping (oh yeah, and rainbow stumbling).

Hungry after our lunch of popcorn, we ventured into a nice, quaint restaurant downtown for some dinner before the grand finale.

I heard about the ferris wheel a few weeks ago and knew we had to plan our date around it. She loved it. She was a good sport and had no problem waiting the 1+ hour in line (!!!) for our turn. Our turn on the top of the world (in her eyes, anyhow). She was hesitant at first. As we moved a bit, started and stopped, while they let people off and more people on. And then we went. Flying forward and up. Giggles and shrieks of delight. Totally worth it.

There’s nothing worse than being pulled in all different directions, having oddly busy days, but feeling like nothing gets accomplished. Time to get back on my game. With Christmas parties coming up, a trip to the mainland, a certain someone’s 1st birthday, and Christmas…there is plenty to do. Tomorrow we shall start fresh. And hopefully that doesn’t include a 5am wake-up call (ahem…Declan!).

Little bit of heaven right there

About Tammy

I am a single mother to 2 wonderful children, ages 1 and 5. My youngest was surprisingly born with a rare genetic condition, achondroplasia, which is a type of dwarfism. This blog is a glimpse into my crazy life as I wade through figuring out dwarfism and divorce while enjoying every second of my deficient domestic bliss.
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2 Responses to Off My Game

  1. Jill says:

    What an amazing mommy-daughter date! I love that she loved the ferris wheel!!

  2. Sarah says:

    I’ve so been there….some days it’s a miracle we make it out of the house at all!
    Mamalode “America’s Best Parenting Magazine” now on iPad

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