uh oh

September 29, 2019

I can’t break the streak, but I have about 5 minutes to post. I woke up at 7:45 (Josh got up with G at 6:30, which was much appreciated) to a house without power, and cancelled our babysitter (because in South Florida in September, forcing someone to come and hang out in an un-A/C’d house would be cruel).

So, improvising, we decided to take the kids to breakfast. Of course, on our way out, the power came back on. I could have un-cancelled the babysitter, but by that point our trajectory had already shifted and the kids were excited about going out. And so — my carefully crafted plan to take G to My Gym (parent/baby gymnastics) and sneak in a quick workout afterwards got foiled.

So, no workout. And no My Gym. I took the kids to the park so that Josh could get a little work done during that time, but he didn’t get the chunk we had planned on with the babysitter.

Also, tomorrow our kids are off (actually not G, but I am not sure I am going to bother taking her in with the other 2 off) and I had thought that Josh had off, because it’s Rosh Hashanah. But apparently I did not do a good job telling him when to block his calendar because he is working.

And I already told our nanny she could be off.

So, again, guess it’s on me again. I’m trying to be at peace with it. Hopefully I can fit in a #&$@ workout before the kids wake up, or I may lose it.

You know what? It wasn’t my favorite weekend. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

at least the weather was good

Also: it’s probably good I don’t usually post every day; this blog would probably be a lot whinier. Which is objectively ridiculous and borderline obnoxious. Thank you all for tolerating me.


  • Reply Sara September 29, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Hope you end up having a fun day tomorrow with the kids! I really appreciate your honesty when things don’t really go as planned. Not everyone does that online or though social media and it can be hard. We had the worst day today – nothing truly terrible like an accident, etc. – but a husband that slept in on my morning “off”, which then spiraled into a day of short fuses and too much yelling (kids and adults). Kids were overtired after lots of activity and no naps…the works. We ended the day nicely with early bedtimes! Tomorrow is a new day 🙂

  • Reply KV September 29, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    You should totally take G in! It will make life easier for you. And she won’t mind.
    I imagine there’s something fun you could do with your bigs that’s easier without the little one. Maybe having a special big kid date can salvage the day for you. And if they entertain themselves a little better (or you can bear to put them in front of a screen–I know that’s something you don’t use much) then you can fit in a work out somehow for sure.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 30, 2019 at 4:59 am

      Oh I definitely strategically use screens!! Just for the record 🙂

  • Reply Megan September 30, 2019 at 12:30 am

    I also like hearing about the less than wonderful days (though I’m sorry you didn’t have a great weekend!) I also had a less than perfect weekend with a very whiny 3 year old but there were some nice bits so that’s what I’m trying to focus on.

  • Reply Al September 30, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Love your honesty!!

  • Reply Erika September 30, 2019 at 8:57 am

    I just wanted to say that it is very nice to hear that this chain of events happens to people other than me (who are also planners) and that it leading to a less-than-perfect weekend or day is totally normal. Every time our nanny is sick or has a commitment, it’s me and that’s hard but next time I will remember this and just suck it up and try to enjoy the day with kids (possibly with some screens). There will be other days; they don’t all have to be perfect. I think it’s worth sharing that once in awhile. That said, hope today is great 🙂

  • Reply Omdg September 30, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Sarah, I don’t mind the less than happy posts either. They make me feel like my life is more normal. It really sucks when weekend plans get foiled, you don’t get to exercise, and nobody gets done what they want to, and it’s ok to say so. Unicorn farts are only readable for so much of the time. Dyl is off today as well and we sent her to a local break camp. It’s only 8-3 though so we will also be employing our share of screen time today so that mommy can get shit done.

  • Reply selina September 30, 2019 at 11:58 am

    This kind of post is so helpful and makes all of us feel less alone. Thank you!

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