Yesterday sucked a BIG FAT ONE. Not was I rocking this super awesome cold, but I also was audience o a 30 kid circus. The ring master: a 7 year old.
All hell broke loose in my classroom yesterday. I don’t know what those kids had for lunch, but geez louise they were out of control. I literally called SEVEN parents in a row while they all sat “wide eyed and busy tailed” – staring at me – praying that they weren’t going to be one of the lucky ones to get a call home. The worst part is that after the phone calls, most of them weren’t phased. They went right back to their circus acts.
Last night was Girls Night Out in the town next door. It was also the Holiday Open House for many boutiques in the town. I asked everyone I knew to go with me… but much to my dismay, no one could come. I was NOT going to miss the HOLIDAY open houses… so I went alone.
Truth be told: I had a lovely time. I shopped. I drank some apple cider cocktails. I did a wine tasting. I heard Christmas music and saw Christmas decorations. I bought some Christmas gifts for myself and for others. My heart felt so big and warm and HAPPY.
Even though I was literally the only girl I saw out alone, I had a good time! Some of the groups of girls were friendly and chatted with me about things at the shops…or my outfit… or the cocktails we were enjoying. So even though I went alone, I did not feel alone. It was nice, and relaxing, and it helped me calm down after my day from hell. I am glad I put my big girl boots on and went out by myself. It was something that the “Happiness Project” Mrs. Bear would do! Maybe she is back!
I came home with quite a bit of loot. Mcmuffin thought it was only appropriate to inspect my bags…5 minutes later all of the ribbons were undone and the tissue paper was strewn about our house. Thankfully, none of these bags had been wrapped as gifts for others. What a Muff…
Here’s to hoping that today is a better day. Happy Friday!
Lisette @ Northern Belle Diaries says
So nice to get some alone time! Even if you wanted others to go with you! I like shopping alone a lot. But had I been there, I would have gone with you 🙂
The Mom says
I have had to learn over the years that I needed to go alone many times. Not my favorite choice but if you really want to do something and can’t find a partner to join you then just go. I am happy that you did it and found out that it can be fun. Now the next time there is something you have a burning desire to see or do and no one to join you ..you won’t hesitate to go it alone. Glad you succeeded in getting some Xmas shopping done and that McMuffin didn’t destroy the goods.
Taylor LeMay says
I’m sorry for your horrible no good very bad day 🙁 I cannot imagine 30 7 year olds – no thanks 🙂 I’m glad you were able to spend some time alone – I actually crave alone time sometimes. And I am glad to hear you happiness project come back a little, I’ve been curious about it!
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