Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Pain in the Neck

This morning, a small crick in my daughter's neck from sleeping, became a big pain in MY neck. As I attempted to drop her at school, drama ensued. Screaming, clinging and crying was about all anyone could hear from room 4A and after about five minutes of this wailing, I decided enough was enough. We were going home. Why she waited until we got to her school, to her class to tell me this, I'm not sure. What I do know is that for the remainder of the day, she was a bit of a mess. But to my dismay, my whole day was thrown off too. Gone was the long walk with my little guy, gone was the quiet time to do laundry, check up on e-mail and empty the dishwasher and gone was my sense of routine. Luckily, something even better than chores came of the day. I was able to spend quality time with my kids. Playing school, going to the library and laying in bed together making up silly alphabet songs filled the day. For some reason, we explored everything "apple", including homemade apple tarts, an apple craft and studying up on Johnny Appleseed and it was...amazing.
So sometimes, as the saying goes, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray...