Winter Car Care Pro Tip (FAIL)
Sometimes its funny the way life works. I was supposed to write the Shape Up challenge post on Monday. I also had a post scheduled for Friday entitled “Winter Car Care Tips”.
It turns out maybe I should have written that last one earlier because as it happens I had some car troubles of my own.
Let me tell you how not fun it is to get out to your car only to find that the battery is dead.
Time to Pray
You do the key turn. Nothing. You pray to God, Allah, Buddha, and even the frosty snow goddess of winter motherly luck (what – she exists!). Still nothing.
Now imagine that you had held a crying, squirming one year old like a sack of potatoes under one arm, a bag of diapers the same way under the other and your overflowing handbag was slung precariously over your shoulder (ok, halfway down your arm in that uncomfortable almost but not quite elbow position) while you walked behind the sllllloooooowest four year old on the planet to get to said car. In the freezing cold.
Then let me add that on this fine morning we were already 15 minutes late and I had recently changed two very interesting diapers and a navigated a Show and Tell related temper tantrum. (No Ethan – hulk hands are not a good idea for Show and Tell. They’re just not.)
A NOT Work at Home Day
Awesome. Now I work at home so on the one hand its good because I can be flexible but on the other hand – ughh. So after all of that we all trekked back inside together for a day of not going to daycare and getting the car fixed instead – and mommy not get much work done (and definitely not writing the challenge post).
The Happy Ending
Fortunately this story does have a happy ending because we do have an awesome daycare provider who was able to have someone come and get at least one of the boys for half a day later that afternoon and a mechanic who literally came to my house to fix the car but it was definitely an off day so…
The Moral of the Story
See what I just did there. I made an excuse for not getting the post done. You shouldn’t do that. I could have gotten it done – but I let myself get overwhelmed with the changes to the plans for the day.
Learn from my errors. (And don’t leave your car lights on overnight either – there’s your car care pro-tip. Not the car care post I had planned. But ch, ch, ch changes! )
Anyway, the challenge post will be up later today. I hope. Don’t let me down again frosty snow goddess.