today was just one of those days. it started out around 12:30 this morning when i couldn't sleep. i'm not sure if it was a not comfortable thing (highly likely) or a restlessness thing (also likely), but i spent the majority of the night on the couch watching lousy tv in an attempt to be bored enough to fall asleep.
shortly after i heard mike leave for work this morning i was awakened fully by sam yelling about something. i went upstairs to find that he had pooped in his pull-up, and in his attempt to be a "big boy" had removed it himself. this, of course, meant that poop had been smeared all over his rug and bed and several places in the bathroom. i ended up having to put him in the tub to get him clean and washing all his bedding and his rug (which may actually dry eventually and be functional again) and scrub down the bathroom and hall.
and of course, while i was cleaning everything up he decided to draw on my computer (my WORK computer) even after being told repeatedly NOT to touch it. i was glad it was only pencil, though after i wiped the computer down i had a few moments panic (or ABSOLUTE TERROR) when the touch pad wouldn't work properly (it ended up coming back fine after i restarted).
after spending a rather long while sitting in time out, sam was freed for lunch (which actually went rather well for once). at 2:30 he opted for "quiet time" instead of a nap and managed to smash the lamp by his bedside while reaching for something he shouldn't have been touching in the first place.
he is still in quiet time as i type.
i suppose the day wasn't exactly a total loss. i did manage to scrub and mop the majority of the wood floors in the house (my knees and back are less happy with this accomplishment, however), mop and clean in the kitchen, scrub and mop the upstairs bathroom, and get several loads of laundry through the wash. still, at this point i'd rather just call the day done and go to bed rather than think about dinner. i am EXCEEDINGLY glad that reinforcements have arrived home and have taken on the task of making dinner (for the meat-eaters anyway).
today has reminded me of my very favorite line from alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, "…some days are like that, even in australia."