Let me start off by saying that we had a great Easter weekend hanging out together as a family. While we didn't get to spend time with relatives on Easter Sunday, we just had some visit earlier in the week and my parents will be visiting this coming weekend. As you can tell from the pictures in Mommy B's previous post, Alli seemed to enjoy going to the beach and playing with her presents. But, you ever just have one of those days where things don't seem to go right from the moment you wake up in the morning? Well, I had one of those on Sunday...
It started first thing in the morning - when our little "Ru-ster" got us up at 7am on the dot. This is becoming routine for us since she doesn't know the difference between weekdays and weekends. However, I was feeling unusually tired that morning... no matter what I did I just couldn't get going. Even when Alli took her morning nap, Mommy B and I took a snooze as well - but I still didn't feel up to par afterwards.
But I couldn't forget Rule #76 - "No excuses, play like a champion." So I sucked it up and got things ready for our trip to the beach. I went out to the garage to get our beach chairs ready. I leaned one up against the back of the car and took the other inside to put Alli's things in it. We figured we could just jam it full of her stuff to avoid taking her diaper bag to the beach all together. After a few minutes of packing things up and getting ready, I decided to pull the car out of the garage to give us more room to pack things up. I climbed in, put it in reverse, and heard a crunch. Awesome... I had just run over the other beach chair I had left leaning up against the bumper. The thing was mangled and no longer usable - so I tossed it across the driveway to clear my path.
Luckily, Mommy B had just bought a new chair last week so we still had two functioning beach chairs. We headed off to the beach and enjoyed some "therapy time" in the sun with Alli. We came home and she took her usual afternoon nap. While she was sleeping, I decided it would be a good chance to run to the grocery store. So I jumped in the other car, put it in reverse and heard a familiar crunch. That' right, I had just run over the same mangled chair I had earlier that morning... again. Good lord, just let me run my errands and get home. Good thing it was the one I was tossing out anyway.
I made it through the grocery without incident and came home safe and sound. After unloading the groceries, I remembered that I needed to replace the battery in my MP3 player. Yes, I'm one of those cheap bastards that doesn't have an i-Thing that you just recharge with your computer. This one actually takes 1 AAA battery. Hey, the thing works great and hasn't failed me yet - so if it's not broken, I'm not fixing it.
Anyway, I was upstairs in the bedroom with a handful of things I needed to bring downstairs and I grabbed my MP3 player to bring down and swap out the battery. Only problem was... I got downstairs and looked in my hands - and I had grabbed my watch instead. Talk about being a space cadet... but I guess becoming a parent does that to you.
Needless to say I had to make a return trip upstairs to return my watch to my nightstand and actually grab my MP3 player this time. When I got back downstairs, Mommy B asked me if I had gotten her any cereal at the grocery store. I said, "No, I thought you said you had cereal already... so I didn't get any." She replied, "No babe, I said I need cereal." Ugh - shoot me now. So over the course of the day I managed to destroy a beach chair and forget to get my wife food for breakfast for the week. Good thing she got called off today so she can make a quick run to the store and get some other things as well.
There were some other small incidents like these that happened throughout the day... but I think you get the idea. As I said, overall it was a good day and I really enjoyed spending some quality time with Alli and Mommy B - but it was really just one of those days...