We had one of those hours. I picked up the kids from school and one got in the car and started to cry, a different one slammed the van door on their hand and the third started immediately complaining about how unfair one of their teachers had been and why they had detention the next day.
Basically my patience was spent after I had my trio in the car for oh, about thirty seconds.
I know these are the times when my 'Momness' is supposed to kick into high gear but you know what? It didn't. I comforted two, I scolded one. I drove. I did what I could.
It wasn't enough.
The last few days I've had a terrible allergy/head cold attack going on. I have no idea what's really wrong with me but I'm completely stuffed up and thinking on low speed from all the cold/allergy medicine I'm taking.
It's finally nice weather here and I'm sick. All I want to do is go and lie down some where as my head feels like it weighs about twenty pounds. I am not happy.
I went to the pharmacist and asked how I could tell the difference between a cold and an allergy attack. They told me to cough on someone, if that person got sick then I had a cold, if they didn't then I had allergies.
Okay then. I don't think I'm going to try that today.
My kids are now home and fine. I took them out for dinner and bought them all ice cream. I think they feel comforted.
Now, I just need to go take some more cold medicine for myself, make some tea and go to bed. I'll deal with the detention thing in the morning. In twelve hours I'll feel better and have my patience back, right?