Thus far, this morning is better then the fiasco that was yesterday.
It had the potential to be far worse, but I actually dealt with that situation with a startling degree of calm and the situation seems to have resolved itself.
I have a meeting today (with the kids in tow), so we shall see if this continues. If not, I'll have my friends around me, so at least I'll have shoulders to cry on (and people to watch my kids while I run far far away).
Girl2 has the money she got the other day from the Tooth Fairy for her latest (5th) tooth* and she asked to bring it with us to help pay for lunch. Sweet kid! I told her to bring it along and we'll stop at the Dollar Tree after I pay for lunch. While I love the joy and wonder that is the Dollar Tree, I usually try to avoid letting them buy anything there. I figure today can be an exception.
Oh and here's another happy thing that made me smile (and got Girl2 kissed). I let the kids have a little bit of morning t.v. and put on Disney. Girl2 just came out to say, "There's something else on now and I don't think it's appropriate." It was the Suite Life of Zac and Cody and while I've never seen the show myself, it's really the type of thing I'd prefer to avoid. So she got a big kiss on the head and I switched to PBS. G-d bless Sesame Street. The girls are a little too old for it, but they're not complaining. Actually, Girl1 started asking me to explain what the muppets really are, so we got to have a neat little discussion about puppeteers.
Yet another thing added to my far sunnier morning. Anyone who has read much of anything here knows I love iced coffee. My husband, however, enjoys Frappacinos, but cannot stand when his cup of coffee gets cold. He only took 2 or 3 sips of his coffee last night before he forgot about it. So I ushered it to the fridge and now I sit here alternating between blogging and sipping delicious iced coffee.
Tomorrow, a friend of mine who I adore (she really is one of the most inspirational people I know) is coming to visit from out of state. I haven't seen her in years and our kids have never met. She's SO much fun and her kids are wonderful. I can't wait to see her, watch our kids play and hit a great pizza place (which serves alcohol). I'm so excited to visit with her.
Today definitely has the potential to be a much better day. Yay.
Thanks, everyone, for the kind words and commiseration. I needed 'em yesterday.
*While Girl1 lost a tooth first and lost 3 teeth by the time Girl2 lost her first, Girl2 caught up and they were tied at 4. This weekend, though, Girl2 took the toothless lead and lost her 5th. It's so funny to see the differences and similarities between them.