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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fast Forward

Have you ever read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?
I love that story and always loved doing activities and lessons with it when I taught second grade. The kids always laughed at it.

I am having one of those days.

It is pouring down rain, everyone is in a grumpy mood, parents complained about EVERYTHING at school today, and it is just one of those days when nothing seems to be "working quite right."

(Side note: carpool may take longer since it is POURING down rain and everyone wants to go through carpool so they don't have to get out. If you don't want to wait in your dry car then feel free to walk in and pick up your child just as you are welcome to do ANY OTHER DAY!)

I digress. Do you ever wish you could have a fast forward button for life. I have never wanted to wish my life away of the lives of my children while they are children, but a fast forward button for even a few hours would be PERFECTION!

I could fast forward the next few hours to bedtime. I could stop at the time when I am cuddling the minis and reading stories and then proceed with the rest of the evening and my own bedtime as usual.

This would fast forward the laundry, the argument that is happening right now where a very tired Mini #2 is miserable and crying or having a fit about everything, but refuses to take a nap, cooking and cleaning up of dinner, etc.

I wouldn't want to abuse this fast forward button priviledge and would promise to use it wisely. I also know that this shouldn't be cheap and am willing to pay a pretty penny for it and bet many others would as well.

I guess I also wish there was a rewind button so I could go back to those times where life is just as it should or those times and moments that have already passed in the minis short lives that I will never be able to get back.

Would you fast forward?


  1. I love the idea of a fast forward button! I know you would use yours very responsibly ;) Sorry you're having a rainy not-so-good day...sending sunny smiles and warm hugs your way. If you're around and want to chat or g-chat later let me know! Mwah!! xooxxoox

  2. A fast forward button would be so wonderful to have. I think of things like this all the time.

    No good, rainy days are good for one thing only. Naps. Cuddling up & getting comfy.

    Hope your day tomorrow is better.


  3. Being old, I think the fast forward button should be used sparingly. Just sayin'.


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