Monday, October 29, 2007

Dirty, Rotten Monday

Right now I'm wishing there was no such thing as Murphy's law. And that 'Murphy' had never existed to create such a law in the first place. Because it always, without fail, proves itself true, over and over again; the baby starts screaming, the other kids start fighting, the potatoes boil over, the oven timer goes off, you step on a toy left in the middle of the floor. Just when you feel like pulling your hair out, the phone rings.

Here's how old Murphy smacked me upside the head today. I was unable to sleep last night and finally dozed off sometime after 4:30 a.m. Hubby's alarm went off at 6:30, kids marched into my room at 7:00 and I finally dragged my butt out of bed at 7:33. The part that really sucked? My baby slept in - slept in - until 8:13 a.m. He hasn't slept in in MONTHS! The one day he sleeps in just happens to be the one day I have to get up. I had to get all of us ready, Connor to school, Kolten to the sitter's and Benen to music practice. And all by 9:30 a.m.

You know how when you don't get enough sleep you get that achy, fuzzy headache and it feels like there are ten pound weights attached to your eyelids? That's what happened to me. I was fantasizing about a big long nap and barely managing to control the tears of exhaustion. Actually, I thought I was doing considerably well on one extra-large cup of coffee. That is, until Murphy decided to strike.

My kids rediscovered their harmonicas today and played with great enthusiasm. 'Nuf said.

11 comments:

The Middle Child said...

Good ol' murphy's law got ya huh? I have been there and done that too. Good luck, and I would throw the harmonicas in a fast moving river.

Becky said...

Okay, now I know something was screwy with Blogger last night, because I left comments here and on Jenster's blog...and the comments are NOT here or there...something is amiss.

So, what I had said last night was:
"Girl, it sounds like you really need that trip to Costa Rica!"

Travis Erwin said...

I hate Murphy and his evil sister Karma.

Barb said...

When menopause hits, you'll have no sleep and teenagers. Aaahhh! It never ends...

Shauna said...

TMC - Where's a fast moving river when ya need one? I suppose I could always hand them to Kolten. He'd probably flush them down the 'flowing river.'

Becky - Three days. THREE DAYS! That's all I'm gonna say. ;-)

Travis - LOL! Evil, pure evil.

Barb - Menopause. Don't they have pills, or flasks, for that? ;-)

Daisy said...

BWAHAHA! Sorry... Couldn't help it! Hope you got a good night's sleep! ;o)

Jenster said...

Blasted Murphy is SO RUDE! I hope you've gotten more sleep since then. And if not I have two words for you.

COSTA RICA

'nuff said??

Shauna said...

Daisy - There's no sleep like the innocent, er, make that the totally exhausted! LOL!

Jenster - Oh yeah, baby! Two sleeps. TWO SLEEPS!!

Jenster said...

The song is Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee arranged by Charlie Hall and on the CD Hymns Ancient and Modern. It's got some other great songs on it, too!

One more sleep!!

Swishy said...

I literally groaned out loud when I saw "harmonicas." Ohhhhhh no!

Shauna said...

Jenster - Thanks! I'll check it out when we get back.

Swishy - Yeah. And the crazy thing is, we bought them for the kids. It was a moment of insanity.