Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Our bad day

Thankfully, they don't come along very often, but some days can be the worst days imaginable. Crappy beyond belief. That said, I'm sure there are people who have had far worse days than I have ever experienced.

This recent bad day involved a car and money and left us both feeling miserable and sorry for ourselves – but in the context of things, bad news from a mechanic is not as bad as bad news from a policeman, doctor or a court of law.

The prospect of losing money, along with the necessary outlay of more money, was something that had us stumped at what we could possibly do to retrieve the situation. Unbeknown to us, a solution to half our problem was on its way in the form of an extremely kind offer from George's grandparents on daddy's side.

Suddenly, an overwhelming sense of relief lifted the gloom and blew nearly all the worry away. Then, when George was brought home by his other grandparents he gave a smile that would lift the corners of anyone's downturned mouth.

George isn't yet aware of bad days like we know them – he has occasional days when his gums hurt, his nose is snivelly, he can't sleep or he is fed some food he doesn't like the taste of – and generally enjoys a happy, care-free life. And we're just so happy he lives with us.

All the bad days added up come to nothing at all when you're stacking cups, singing rhymes, reading books and making your little boy laugh – any mum and dad will tell you.

The smile that makes everything all right

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how quickly the gloom can be dispelled by children's smiles and laughter... They're pretty effective therapy!