I woke up today with the full intention of letting Abby sleep in. After all, she was still crying herself to sleep after 11 last night when I finally gave up and went to bed myself. The poor girl kept having stomach pains off and on and could not fall asleep. I arranged for my carpool savior to take in, realized I would be missing the gym and we would have to scrap together food for the rest of the day since I was planning on grocery shopping.
7:02 am, Abby comes downstairs to breakfast, all smiles and ready to start her day. Seriously?
I called my carpool friend and said I would take in.
As Nick was leaving for work, our neighbor was stuck in the snow. For some reason, in the middle of the cul-de-sac, there was a huge mound of snow, that could not be seen in the early morning. Rather than watch our pregnant friend try to dig herself out, Nick took over and got her out, while I stood there with a shovel, thinking I could contribute.
With the crisis averted, I went back into the house and starting packing lunches, my gym bag and made arrangements with another carpool friend/neighbor about how the afternoon was going to work.
As I was on the phone with her, I heard a huge crash. All three kids were at the table and the dog was (of course) by Noah's feet, waiting for crumbs.
The crash was caused by the following...
...for no reason whatsoever, the shelf in my downstairs bathroom fell. It just fell. No slamming of doors or something bumping it. Not only did it fall (dropping the candle that rested on it), but it crashed into the towel rack, causing that to completely bust and fall to the floor.
I quickly closed the bathroom door to ignore that for the time being and went back to packing lunches. Then I heard a little voice saying, "Mommy, I feel sick again" followed by tears.
Called my carpool friend (again) and arranged for her to pick up Caleb.
I put the crying child back into bed, got Caleb ready for school (I think I finished packing his lunch) and eventually got Noah dressed.
By then it was 7:20 am.
The day can only get better, right?