This morning sucked.
Nothing major like life-threatening-sucked, just I’m-too-tired-for-it-to-be-a-Monday-morning-and-my-kids-are-really-bananas kind of sucked.
Do you ever stop and realize that you’re the crazy lady in the carpool line?
Yeah, that was me today.
Not only did my son, who is way too cool for his own good right now, almost bulldoze my daughter over rushing to get out of the car, he also had a mini-freak out because the seatbelt got stuck in the door and he did not want to come back and shut it properly so I could drive off.
Yes, I had to roll down the window give him the mad-mama glare and calmly (at least I think I was calm) yell to him through my teeth to get back here and shut the door so I could leave while everyone was staring at us.
Of course this morning I was in such a fog that I forgot to throw a hat on my head (so I LOOKED like the crazy lady, too) and I couldn’t get out of the car myself because I was still all decked out in my
old fancy pajamas.
Yeah, I realize I should have a picture here. Fortunately, I didn’t think to snap one.
Almost in tears – yes, really – I decided I was NOT going to start my week like this. I had a choice: I could crawl back in bed, shed a few tears and have a mini-pity party; or I could turn it around, comb my hair, ahem, put on my workout clothes and get busy with week 2 of my 26 Day Challenge.
I could smile instead of cry.
It was a simple choice.
But, it wasn’t easy.
In fact it took me a minute to really get there. One of the things I like to do when I need a little motivational
kick in the ass boost is read or watch motivational videos. They pick me up. Today it started with Fitarella’s. Her video popped up in my Facebook stream and sent me in a positive direction.
I watched the video, then I did my workout – Ripped Week 2, and eventually I found humor in my crazy lady carpool episode this morning.
It’s easy to get frustrated when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. What do you do to pick yourself up when your day starts off wrong? Crazy carpool ladies like me would love to know …
Winks & Smiles,