Thursday, March 17, 2011

True Love Can Be Pizza, Dr. Pepper and Comments

You guys are all so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so nice!

I loved reading all your comments on my last post. You helped put it all in perspective and I thank you.

However, next time I will still try to give myself more cushion time so I don't have to spend the big bucks on last minute submissions. Live and learn.

Yesterday had to be one of the worst days of my life (which actually shows what a charmed life I've led up to this point).

I was running on empty anyway because of two bad nights of sleep. (One was my fault because I stayed up too late editing my WiP and then inevitably had to wake up several times with our resident nursling.) I made the mistake of taking all three of the little girls to the doctor's office. It was an hour-and-a-half in a small room and I didn't even bring toys. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. On top of that, my baby got her two-month-old shots, which meant that her tiny body was exposed to six (potentially deadly in living form) viruses.

She became incredibly fussy after the shots. She wouldn't eat. She just cried. And cried. And cried. And while she was crying and crying and crying, my two older kids came home from school and both threw HUGE temper tantrums about totally unrelated things. I tried to deal with them rationally (and probably failed) while holding the screaming and screaming and screaming baby. Am I giving you the kind of headache this experience gave me? Does anyone wonder why I already have so much gray hair?

By the time the Dashingly Handsome Sidekick came home, I was sitting on the sofa crying, holding the (finally) sleeping baby.

He said the words every stay-at-home mom loves to hear: "Let's order pizza tonight."

Bless him.

And then he said the other words every stay-at-home mom loves to hear: "Do you want me to go to the store and buy you a Dr. Pepper?"

No one should wonder why I love this man. He is pure lovableness.

And no one should wonder why I love this community of bloggers, either, because you guys gave me encouragement when I needed it. Your sweet, sweet words helped me to get through yesterday, too. (And you probably didn't even know it!)


  1. Hang in there. There are so many of us who sympathise and understand every word.

  2. Sorry the past few days have been kind of rough, Amy. You moms-with-more-than-two-kids amaze me. Glad you have the DHS to lend a helping hand.

    Good luck with your SCBWI grant. I hope you get it!

  3. Esther VanderlaanMarch 18, 2011 at 5:11 AM

    What a day! We've had that kind of day too.

  4. I don't know how you do it--raise a family and do everything that is required AND write and do everything that is required. And you do this every single day...Amazing. Hugs from an awed admirer.

  5. Aw, what a good hubby! Sorry you had such a trying day. I've had those days myself.

    And those gray hairs? I'm actually sitting here, right now, with hair color in my hair waiting for the timer to go off so I can rinse, lol.

  6. Oh, Amy, I could almost hear the screaming! That sounds like a very bad day, I grant you that. I do not know how you do it, (and blog too!!) and I'm glad that DHS is as understanding as he is.
    But I think all Mum's can remember similar days, and it's good to be honest about them; I always feel better if I think someone else is/has been in the same boat.
    Hope you have a quieter weekend.

  7. You're amazing Amy - hugs from cross-continent!