Thursday, June 12, 2008


no matter how much you plan and how hard your try and how good your intentions still have a really, really bad day.

It started this morning when I was drying my hair. I blew a fuse. That shut down the computer. That erased my husband's report. That was due within the hour.

Later, trying to rebound, we all headed out in the car for some family fun. Our plan? Stop in quickly at one store on our way to a Wildlife Park. But Isaac got fussy in the store. So I took him to the car to eat and left my purse with Dave and Andrew. Who left my purse in the cart at the store. My purse had my phone, camera, and the cash that I got out earlier in the day for the upcoming Beach Week. Over $200. Not to mention all the whatnot of one's cards and driver's license and all.

We discovered this after we decided to head home anyway. Andrew had fallen asleep and Isaac was letting us know in no uncertain terms his feelings on car seats. No one felt like adding any more Wildlife to our already wild day.

It's really too bad that today is a total stinker. Today is Andrew's birthday. And I'm glad that we've already celebrated him quite thoroughly, because well, the party's over. At least for today.

Happy Birthday, Little Guy.

Andrew at 2.

Andrew at 1.

Andrew at 1 month.


Seeking La Loba said...

Happy Birthday Andrew! I loved the pictures. He really does look different than Isaac.

I'm sorry to hear about the awful day! Did you ever find your purse? Is it lost for good? Total bummer!

un-nerved said...

This is no good. No good at all. You are just having too much to deal with right now. I officially protest and demand good things from the universe on your behalf.

Tara said...

Happy Birthday, Drew! Maybe it wasn't the perfect day, but I bet it won't be easily forgotten in years to come. You're THREE - yipppeee!

Dill, it pained me to read about the unfortunate events of your day. Where's an honest person when you need one? I hope you at least enjoyed a cupcake or two today.

Tara Whalen said...

And what a bad Aunt I am for not even mentioning it earlier today! So Sorry!
Happy Birthday Andrew! See you very soon!!!

Did you get your stuff back?

Robyn said...

Nope. We spent a long time trying. But it's gone. So then we spent a long time on the phone with various companies canceling cards, deactivating cell phones and figuring out how to get replacements of everything.


Seeking La Loba said...

May the beach wash away these frustrations. :) You have nice weather for beach week!

Melissa said...

Hi Robyn,
I started reading this and was thinking, "Yea- it can be so hard with kids. You never know how a day is going to turn out...". And then, I kept reading and thought, "Jeez, this really was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day!"

When Enzo was only a few weeks old, I took a trip to Brattleboro with my mom and Atticus. It was my first time really being out of the house, and it took a lot out of me. When I got home, I couldn't find my wallet. I called every store and restaurant we went to and searched everywhere. No one had it, so I called the bank and the credit card companies to cancel everything. It was probably the last thing I wanted to be doing when I was just trying to survive each day. It turns out my mom found my wallet after a major car search, but it was still a pain.

My point is- what a bummer for you. I'm so sorry. But new moms shouldn't be expected to have brains! You are so exhausted and hormonal and you're body is trying to readjust. I remember Chris bringing up things after he swears that we had entire conversations about, and I had no recollection of it whatsoever, and I'm not usually scatterbrained in that way at all (okay- maybe a little bit!).

Anyway- Happy Birthday Andrew! And Happy Andrew's birthday to you, Robyn. You have been such a good mom to this little three year old, and you should be proud of that!