Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's Only Thursday if You Say So

Today I woke up to play catch-up. I was catching up to yesterday. Yesterday, Wednesday, was out of control and sucked out all my energy and left me in the dust. I went to sleep at ten o'clock, deciding that I would catch up on Wednesday on Thursday. Sometimes I make up rules like that.

When I woke up, I put on my favorite red hoodie. I wore the red hoodie on Wednesday, so I figured it would help me catch the rest of Wednesday, even though it wasn't Wednesday anymore. Plus, it's so comfy.

I checked on Christian, the mutant Morning Person, who usually wakes up earlier than all of us. He was still in bed. Apparently Wednesday wore him out too. I sat on his bed and jostled him and he begged to stay in bed and miss a day of school. I told him no, but not because I wanted to. I said no because that's what a responsible mom would say and on Wednesdays I pretend to be a responsible mom. Unlucky for him, I was still stuck in Wednesday. (Thursdays are a free-for-all.)

An hour later, I carried Max's sleeping body to the bathtub. Actually, he wasn't sleeping anymore, but he was tucked in the fetal position with one-and-a-half eyes closed. So I carried him around my belly to the bathtub and told him he could bathe with or without his clothes. He laughed. If it had actually been Thursday, I would have dropped him in the bath fully clothed, just for fun. It's a shame that it was still Wednesday; I would have liked to see that.

After the bath, I helped him dress. He didn't like the clothes I picked. He called them church clothes. I told him it was picture day and that he had to look nice. Then I blow-dried his hair until he looked like Zac Efron. I waved goodbye to him on the bus and then walked back into the house with my hands in my red hoodie pockets. Wednesday was laughing at me.

I wore my red hoodie and my sweats, which are actually my pajamas, for most of the day. I wore them to the school to write a check for the pictures. I wore them to a church meeting, and I wore them while I chased Wednesday seated at my kitchen island, my fingers typing so fast it sounded like a hailstorm. Who's laughing now, Wednesday? My single act of hygiene was to wipe the smeared mascara from under my eyes.

Then I wore my red hoodie and my sweats on a walk with Ryan. The sun was shining and we talked about health care and our silly kids for 2.2 miles. Ryan was wearing only a t-shirt and shorts because December thinks it is still October. Or maybe it is just catching up like me.

After the walk, I took off the red hoodie. It had worked so hard, it was damp with sweat. I tossed it in the hamper and stepped into the shower to start Thursday at two in the afternoon.

14 comments:

Soul-Fusion said...

if it's any consolation, I'm still on Wednesday, or maybe Tuesday even - sitting at my desk at 11 pm missing out on the December that thinks it's October. [big loud sigh] Still waiting for my do-over for Thanksgiving week. Thanks for making me laugh.

MiaKatia said...

I'm with Ryan back in October. My hubs got sick over TG so while he spent a week in bed I spent a week falling insanely behind... Is it really the end of the week already? Do you think if I pulled out my comfy red sweater I could go back to Wednesday too or is yours magical?

Kami said...

I know that outfit, only mine is gray. I hope your Friday is nicer to you.

Travelin'Oma said...

I love the way you write. Maybe you should start a writers guild.

Illinivicki said...

Girl! I adore your blogs! Keep writing, keep writing!

Jesse C said...

Just be glad you're still on the same week. I'm still catching up on a Tuesday in October. I don't even remember what I was supposed to do.

Leslie said...

I sooooo feel this way! And I love Jesse's comment as well. Sometimes I wish I could freeze the rest of the world while I catch up, and even get ahead a little; then I'd be ready to start it up again.

Tiffany said...

Sometimes I hear people say, "I wish there were more hours in a day!" If they only knew....

Alison said...

That made me cry for some unknown reason. Maybe it was because I feel like I have alot of those days, sweatshirt and pj bottom days. You can get alot of good things done those days. Or it was probably just thinking of you and Ryan on your walk talking about your kids. It was a good visual. Thanks!

bside_ink said...

i love you and your red wednesday hoodie :]

Christy said...

So nice to know other people have days like this. I laughed about your single act of hygiene wiping the mascara from under your eyes. That seems to be happening at my house more & more often these days.

Kim said...

HA! gotta love your honesty! You have your red hoodie and I have my red fleece. It's my SAHM uniform. Red always makes me feel like,"hey, I tried to be presentable, ok?" I also wear lipstick to the gym to detract from my rat's nest hair.

Shua said...

I love you Aunt Tiffany.

I love your wit. I love your writing. I love your personality. I love your family. I love that we got to spend time together over Thanksgiving. I love that I beat you in bananagrams when I didn't expect to. Thanks for being awesome.

Josh

Mindi said...

oh, lady--this post could describe any number of my days. really.

there is something so supremely satisfying about not showering until (yes, i'm admitting--yikes!) 4p.m. and even then, it's just to get the stench off me, and not to get ready, put on make-up/do hair.

i've also been to the store in a similar red-hoodie combo--i call them 'comfy clothes' day. nothing restricting or binding.

this post made me happy :)

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