Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Some days

Most days, life is pretty good. Some days, I wonder why I bother getting up at all.

Most days, I relish my role as a mother, and find joy in caring for the little people in this house. Some days, it's really hard to care when someone wants their crust cut off, knowing they won't even eat the sandwich anyway.

Most days, I don't mind the Husband traveling. Some days, I really wish he was home.

Most days, I find myself on top of my schedule and can easily manage my responsibilities. Some days, I absolutely forget to do things. Important things, like helping in the first grade classroom, thereby reducing a little first grade girl to tears.

Most days, I am fairly indifferent to my highly imperfect body. Some days, I just can't stand the girl I see in the mirror.

Most days, I make healthy food choices and feel good doing so. Some days, it's all I can do to not eat my weight in cookie dough.

Most days, I answer questions cheerfully, and solve problems in a rational manner. Some days, I tend to yell a lot.

Most days, I am happy, confident, and strong. Some days, I'm just not.

Today has one of those 'some' days.

And I really wish it would leave already.

I hate the some days.

59 comments:

andrea said...

love the pity party label. now i need to know which item or items from the list are particularly "some-day-ish" today.

it is a crime that we don't live closer together. i will send you a humorous email to make you happy.

♥Shally said...

I am just glad that I am not the only one who has those stupid "some days".

Is it bad that I feel better about myself when other's suffer the same pains I do?

I am a terrible person...

Jen said...

I seem to have more of those 'some' days in the winter when it's gray and cloudy and the sun has been MIA for a few days. I hope you have a most day soon.

Mahina said...

i hate the some days, also! i try really hard to not have the some days, but they always seem to creep up when i think that i am in control and then i feel yucky! just know you are NOT alone in your some days! we all have them. here's to hoping tomorrow is a most day!

Christina B. said...

You are so amazing that you can write such a great post on one of those days! I wish I could bring you some diet coke from McDonald's right now, and some cookie dough! (Some days I think you have to just embrace the cookie dough). :) And where is Daniel Craig and the cake when I need him for a delivery? I hope tomorrow is a much better day too.

Lori said...

I just wish that your "some days" were not my most days!

Anica said...

I've had a "some day" afternoon. My clock is counting down the minutes until the little ones are in bed.

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Lately, I've had more 'some days' than not, and I feel terrible about it, but can seem to shake this wintertime funk.
Hang in there, the best part about tomorrow is you get to start with a clean slate!

Kim N said...

It always makes me feel better to hear that I am not alone in having those "some" days. I say relax and put your feet up and enjoy your cookie dough so you will be rested up for another regular day tomorrow! (easy to say, right?)

Laurie said...

Here's to it being some days, and not some weeks. I forgot show-and-tell AGAIN! What kind of parent forgets two weeks in a row, even after the underpants debacle?

I'll make some cookie dough and think of you.

Linsey said...

Most days the cookie dough is worth the indulgence, but some days the husband made the cookie dough and it isn't any good and that makes every day a lot worse.

See you on the flip side of today.

Emily said...

Oh Stie, hope you wake up your sunny self tomorrow but if not, I'm happy to eat that cookie dough for you. Since I seem to be doing it anyway it will give me a better purpose than just to enlarge my thighs.

Alissa said...

does it make you feel better to know that most of my days are some days?

i feel like i'm constantly losing ground. can't keep up with the kids. and i'm not my best me.

here's to tomorrow being a most day.

Terra said...

Oh we all have those some days and they do stink they make me wish for bedtime at 6pm. With each day we get a chance to do it over again and make it a most day!

Chatter said...

For what it's worth, I feel your "some" days are my "most" days. I feel like such a failure as a mother.

Kristin said...

I think the somes days are going around. I think it is turning into a some day week.

Lindsey said...

Some days totally suck. I kinda had one too... where, I took my daughter to great clips (again) with the same horrible results(even though we live in a different state now, you would think I learned my lesson) only to have her act like Veruka Salt when we entered the Children's place and then to find that I couldn't even GET IN MY CAR because someone had parked so close to me. Poor poor 9 month pregnant lady..

I Totally feel you pain today.

{amy lynn} said...

i really believe your post could not have come at a better time for me. i finally broke down and went to a psychiatrist for the first time today. she made me feel crazy for having the same feelings you listed.

i'm glad i'm not alone...and i don't feel crazy anymore...not because of the psychiatrist, but because your post made me realize..duh..we are women..and we are human...and it's ok to have some days...because it makes the most days seem that much better.

thanks for sharing!

My name is Ali... said...

It must be something about 'today', because I wrote a similar post as well...just kind of want to escape under a rock or to a quiet beautiful beach with no one or responsibilities to take care of. I'm wishing it to pass as well...hang in there. Tomorrow is another day for it to all turn around (at least that's what I keep telling myself).

queenieweenie said...

"somedays" suck; BUT, they make the good days all that better!

ginger said...

Amen! This post speaks to me!

I'm sorry you are having one of those days.

This Franklin said...

'Some' days happen often in my home. Not glad you had one, but it's nice to know I'm not alone.
:)

Woman Interrupted said...

Sounds like you need some "me" time! We are the stronger sex and we do have the hardest, most wonderful job. And dammit, why not eat and enjoy life at the expense of a tight tummy. !

Meg said...

That is exactly how I would describe today for me. Thanks for making me not feel so alone in it.

Bridget said...

I looked at myself in the mirror late afternoon yesterday in the hospital after a full day of orientation and I thought "have I really looked this bad ALL day??" It was definitely one of those days. Tomorrow WILL be better, C.

momy4him said...

i had a downer of a day today too. i went on a field trip with my son's class to the museum of tolerance. we learned all about the halocaust and i saw things that will stay with me for a long time...
hang in there, i hope tomorrow will be a "most" day for you!

Robyn said...

My friend told me today that January 21st is the most depressing day of the year. I believe it. The rest of the year HAS to be better than today!

Annemarie said...

Some days stink. I really want cookie dough now.

brooke said...

Sorry you had one of those days. Your post on Gab's blog today made me laugh out loud. I think the cure for "some days" is lots of diet coke and some online shopping.

danandcindy said...

Most days, I choose to leave rude comments on your blog. Some days I choose to tell you how much I miss having you guys around.

danandcindy said...

Most days, I choose to leave rude comments on your blog. Some days I choose to tell you how much I miss having you guys around.

Ilene said...

Yum. Cookie dough. That can help getting through those some days.

D-dawg said...

Today was a "some days" for me too. I am going to bed now so it will end and hopefully be better tomorrow.I hope your tomorrow is better too!

Becky said...

Oh, yes, yes. I know. There, there, my friend with the traveling husband. Oh how I can feel your pain...yes, sir-ee. It's all going to be ok- (probably in 5-10 minutes.) But, if not, just ride with the "some days" kind of wave. My advice: Go tanning. Buy a new shirt. Drink a diet drink. That will make you feel better, in my opinion.

My Love is..... said...

me too.... thank you.

Susy said...

Looks as though you AGAIN hit the nail on the head for all of us SISTA"S. Have a good day tomorrow!

gab said...

That comment from your brother makes my eyes water! Hope today is much much better. Love you.

Lauren in GA said...

Christie,
I don't think I can express how much I. loved. this. post.

'Cause...some days I have nausea so badly that I want to tell my kids, "Let's try something new...lets have 'Raise Yourself Day' until mommy is in her second trimester, won't that be fun?"

I have been having, "some days" a lot lately. You don't know how much I nodded knowingly as I read this insightful post. Thanks, friend...LOVE YOU!

Ashlee said...

I hope today is a better day!

Michael said...

Sorry about the "some days." Hopefully that day doesn't cross over into today.

Bonnie said...

I can sure relate to this.. thank you for your honesty. It makes the rest of us realize we are not alone! Bonnie

April Van Wagenen said...

I really appreciated your honesty in this post. I also blog and I feel like it easy to always post about the great things in your life but it hard to post about the bad. Hey life isn't easy and we should pretend that it is. My husband travels also for a living and I understand how it goes.

Lynsie said...

Somedays I wish my husband would travel for work... so I could avoid him never wanting to do anything that involves leaving our home, or being around other human beings.

Ick.

I am having a someday too.

Dalene said...

Most days I get out of bed, shower, and get dressed and ready (including a little make-up). Some days, I stay in my pajamas all day and get back into bed as often as possible. Hope your some day is over now.

Diane said...

Good thing you're a "Most Days" kinda gal. Go ahead and eat cookie dough!

Hazen5 said...

Very well put! Sometimes I think you are a mind reader. You make me laugh!

shilo said...

Wow...I needed to hear that. Between your post and the other comments I have renewed energy to face my "some days"...most recently today. Hang in there. We all love you just the way you are! :)

♥Maren said...

oh my friend... i am sorry.

wenderful said...

I hope you had a most days day today. I hate those somedays. The rest of my family does too. I sure hope my kids only remember the most days. I love your honesty.

Kristy said...

Seems like this week a lot of us have had "some" days!!! Maybe we should all eat cookie dough & drink diet coke today in honor of this "off" week! I hope your days are getting better...hang in there!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Boo for some days ... but, yay for cookie dough ...

Tina said...

I just found your blog. Funny stories... Fun to read. Sorry you were having a bad day. Hope today is better. And please pass the cookie dough this way!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I totally feel this way this week. i am gald I am not alone!

Jenibelle said...

Okay, I get that you are having a crapola day...how much do I appreciate some honest to goodness reality in the blogging world of perfection? Love it, (the honesty not the crap).
BUT.....Christie....you are gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! I don't know who you are seeing in the mirror, but every picture I see of you I think how incredible you look. You are a real woman, not a Barbie, not stick thin, but curvy and gorgeous. I want to look like you.

(oh, and I wish my husband would travel sometimes...see...the grass is always greener!!)

Rosie said...

I hate the some days, too. I hate it when I feel like most of my days are some days. I get them most often in the winter. Sending lots of love your way.

Kathy B! said...

I hate those "some" days. I've had a few myself lately (like when I fell in the pool in the middle of winter!).

I frequently lurk, but only seem to come out to comment for your introspective posts.

But I enjoy them all!

Kind Regards,

KathyB!

Lisa-Marie said...

Most days you make me laugh. Even today! Even when you're down you are a riot!

It's a few days since you've written this and I hope you are feeling better.

And thanks alot, but now I'm craving cookie dough. Actually, that happens most days I read your blog too!

calibosmom said...

I'm having one of those "some weeks" that's why I haven't been blogging lstely! blech!

becca said...

Could you get any more comments here my friend? I guess we all related to your post here! I have been having many of those some days lately! I relate it directly to the New England winters. Thanks for putting into words how I some times feel!