Some days I feel like I am crushing it. Like I am on top of it 100%. As a mom, as a wife, and at my job. You know those days - right? Like the laundry is all put away (ok, well, let’s be honest, mostly put away) and the house is clean. I have managed to get both kids dressed and ready for daycare and camp and The dog has been fed and let out and the kids are in the car by 8:30. Oh! And my husband is out of town traveling for work. These, for obvious reasons, are my favorite days. Mostly because I really feel like I have earned my glass of wine by the time I put the kids to sleep!
Well. That’s how I was feeling on Tuesday. At 9:30. While I was on the phone with my boss after having dropped off both kids and was headed home to do some work before I had to turn around an hour later and take my kid from tennis to swimming and then back to tennis. I even remember saying to her, I don’t know how parents who work full-time make it through the summers.
Then 10:30 hit and what was already a crazy day turned upside down. I got a call from another mom whose son goes to all day camp with my son. Long story short, we pulled both our kids from that camp. So there goes the only all-day option for camp this entire summer.
Then my husband called me, he got a notification on his phone that the power is out at the house. And he’s out of town. So, I take my kid back to his tennis camp and drive home to check. YUP. The power is out.
So now what? No power = no internet and no air conditioning. I had barely even touched on what I need to get done today for work and now I have a four-hour window with my 5-year-old who needs to eat lunch and have some down time before his next outdoor activity in a HOT North Carolina summer.