Monday, January 26, 2009

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Just in case you got the impression that everything is always rosey over here, I thought I'd make sure you knew the truth! It's been an Alexander kind of day. I used to love to read this book to my kids because it shows that everyone has a bad day every once in a while. I guess today is mine! Mondays are never great, but getting up for work on Monday has been especially challenging. Today was even worse... that has been the tone of the day all the way 'till now. I am sitting here waiting for Bryce to finish a math sheet that he had for homework over the weekend (I really want to be in the bathtub). He did the sheet yesterday, but failed to ask me to check it for him... he failed it...miserably. I thought we were making great progress in his math, but I am so mad at him for this I can't even stand it. It is so ridiculous to fail a homework sheet when all you have to do is ask for help! He is now grounded from anything but his math book until Thursday, when he has a really big math test. God help us!!

16 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sorry to hear about the math paper..
Hope you get time to relax soon...
I am going to check out that book.. looks cute..
"BIG HUGS"...

Felicia said...

I'm sorry you're having a tough Monday. Hope your week (and the math) gets better. Sending hugs your way!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh jennifer---I have those days too---we all do! Get in the tub..soak and have a small glass of wine,watch the Bachelor and go to bed. Hugs,
Kim

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I second Kim's advice!!

We all have day's like this.....tomorrow is a new day...hang in there!

Lisa

carolinagirl said...

Thanks for helping me like I may be normal. My boys are trying their hardest to destroy this house (not really, but it feels like it) so I had a glass of wine before dinner!

sara said...

Hang in there, sister!! I have A LOT of those days. A lot. I just asked my girlfriend who works for Focus on the Family to search through old broadcasts for me & find some uplifting ones on BALANCE & family & ANGER - LOL :) We'll see!!

Stephanie said...

That's such a great book!

Here's hoping that math gets better before Thurs! and you can catch a bath soon :)

Chris and Deb said...

Bummer of a week so far...hope it only gets better from here!

Sherri said...

Everyone fails math sheets sometimes.....


even in Australia.

sherri

Keisha said...

I'm sorry! We are going through similar things with ours.. ALL of a Sudden too! I could just SCREAM! He too is grounded!
Feeling your pain... cuz, I went tru the SAME thing last night!!!
~Keisha

Meredith Teagarden said...

Does he have some learning disabilities? Hang on, take a really deep breath, maybe wait until tomorrow to deal with this. Rewind. Remind yourself of your school goals and your relationship with him goals. How do they get met here.

There will better days! LOVE this book!
A big hug to you! I homeschooled and know how these days feel!

Heather said...

It's a good thing that we only have those bad days every so often. Hope the math gets better. Wish him well for the test on Thursday.

By the way, love the new look of the blog!

redmaryjanes said...

I completely understand. We go through this kind of stuff too. Usually it is huge projects put off until the last minute. Hang in there.

Deanna said...

I love your new blog!! Perfect!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I remember that book...I need to get that for us....as we have alot of those days so maybe we can laugh at them together;)

Your new blog look is beautiful and I will be praying for a better sense of judgement for your sweet boy:(

Christina said...

Hang in there!
I think they need to write a new book, with the similar theme about a week that just wouldn't go right! I had one this week where I just couldn't get anything right or do anything fast enough! Nothing major, but just frustrating! I hope your week improved!!!

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