Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tomorrow is another day.

Today was just one of those days. One of those days when the voices of protagonists from my past come alive in my head. The kind of day that starts at 2am when Shirley wakes up screaming, holding her cheeks because her molars are coming in all at once. The kind of day that you go back to bed with the baby during her morning nap even though Richard let you sleep in already, and that protagonist, Mennifer Bial, calls you a loser and you believe her. The kind of day that you scald the baby's already tender mouth with Malt-o-Meal that you thought had cooled. Mennifer Bial calls you cruel and stupid. The kind of day that Mennifer Bial assures you that it really is a $7.99 haircut. And she reminds you that there's laundry waiting, dishes lurking and do you really want Richard to come home to find you wearing an undershirt with your hair a mess, glasses askew and by the way, Shirley is covered in Nutrigrain bar? The kind of day that only french fries will do and Mennifer Bial asks you if you want to be a size 12 again.
I'm not the only one, right?
Right?
I can't be the only one who can take an entire day off, maybe two, without doing anything. Without putting on a bra, without going anywhere, without eating anything before 3pm. I can't be the only one who lets the laundry go and the dishes pile up in the sink, hoping my husband won't notice. I can't be the only one visited by voices of protagonists-past. The only one with a complex about the truth.
Right?

9 comments:

kristi noser said...

I think you should tell Miss Mennifer to go do her own laundry and leave you alone. Yes we all have days (and sometimes weeks) like this--even those of us without little ones to care for.
You are doing fine--better than fine even.

Kris H said...

I've been having a those days lately, too. You are not alone, Erin.

sasha malena said...

its only bad when things get like that and you dont notice, who gives a flying monkey if your house is dirty and so are you. as long as you are aware of it, then its ok. call me when you are looking homeless and smelly and you start to think you look hot. then i will start to worry!.
p.s. its called unconditional love.

angie said...

i like what sasha had to say on the subject. she's keeping it real. :)

Jolene said...

Mennifer needs a name change to Meanifer. Critical thinking gets you nowhere. A deep breath and baby steps can do wonders. I'm going to tackle another load of laundry in your honor - you've inspired me to do my own baby steps. xo! and yes, tomorrow is another day!

Cara said...

I think you need to go buy a pint of Ben & Jerry's. And eat ALL of it. In ONE sitting.

Love ya!

Jodi said...

Been there. Done that. Kinda wish I was doing it now. . .

carrie said...

ditto to Sasha. we all have those days.

Melissa said...

Lol, I think it's what happens to every stay at home parent. By Friday every week I come home from work to everyone still in their PJs. I mean seriously, what's the point of getting dressed and showering if you're not planning on leaving the house. I got no problem with it as long as it's not every day :)