This was not how my day was supposed to go


Sound familiar?

We’ve all had our day mapped out and then watched our plan go out the window.

It seems like that’s happened to me more than a few times lately.

Like last Wednesday…

I’d planned on helping in my kids’ classrooms in the morning, going to lunch with a friend in the afternoon, and going to a meeting at a coffee shop with my writing group that night.

The day was going to be a relaxing break from my normal routine and I was looking forward to it.

But then Mike found out that morning he had a business dinner to go to after work, and my plans for the coffee shop got cancelled.

At least I still have lunch plans, I thought.

But that changed too when my son came into our room complaining that his eyes were bothering him. He’d been saying this for a couple of days, so I called the doctor and they asked me to bring him in.

I got my daughter off to school, called both of my kids’ teachers to let them know I couldn’t come in to help, and got ready to take my son to his appointment. On the way to the doctor’s I called my friend to cancel our lunch plans. (Sniff.)

I guess that’s how it is with mom-hood, though.

We can make all the plans we want, but there’s no way to predict those middle of the night throw-ups or the phone calls from school. You can’t schedule ear infections and tummy aches or the times your kids really need to talk, even if it’s 10:30 at night and you’re so tired you can barely keep your eyes open.

Plan or no plan, things just happen when you have kids.

But in the end, it’s really those things that are important.

So the next time you have a day that doesn’t quite turn out how you wanted it to, try not to get discouraged. Try to remember that what you’re doing is important.

And you can always do what I did, too….schedule a massage the next day and make up for it. :)