Today was just a really weird day. I mean in my eyes it was. Things just kept happening to me and I couldn’t really explain why. It was really frustrating and by the end of the day I was starting to think I was truly being tested. Cause how many negative things I had happen to me it could only have been a test right? Today I really had to plaster a smile on my face and fake it until I made it.
I’ve been going into work early to open up because my coworker is out. I got in and the first thing I’ve been doing for the past two days is I’ll immediately start getting the things I need to serve the kids breakfast. I didn’t notice it when I headed to the kitchen but when I came back I realized that one of the tables was up. So of course I opened it. Well midway into pulling the table down it got stuck and I couldn’t figure out how to get it down. Then I realized there was a bar I had to pull up to let it down. So I pull the bar and it springs up and catches one of my fingers on my left hand. So that’s the first official incident. Later on I discovered I had a blood blister. I was like okay let me go ahead with my day. That’s really no problem.
The second incident the kids started coming and they were being dropped off left and right. I can handle drop off no biggie. But then this one child got dropped off. As she gets out the car she asks her mom for her phone. The mom tells her no and she pulls off. I saw it coming. I just thought she was going to have an attitude all day. Nope that’s not what happened she refused to come inside. So after asking a few times I called her mom. Her mom came and got her. After a few words back and forth and some ducking and dodging the mom got her to her in the car and they left. I was proud of myself for handling that situation cause it could have been worse. I remained calm and did what I had to do. I mean what side could I do. My boss called me and let me know that I did the right thing and he was proud of me for handling it so well.
After that I was in the bathroom. I keep ear buds in my ear to handle calls because it’s just easier than trying to multitask with a phone in my hand. I stood up after using the restroom and my darn ear bud fell in the toilet. I promise you by this incident I kind of wanted to just lose it cause I’m like really. I fished my ear bud out of the toilet cleaned it off and put it back in my ear. Thank God it still worked but I really wasn’t thrilled with it falling.
The fourth thing was a child decided it would be a great idea to take my glasses off my face. I explained to the child that she wouldn’t like it if I did the same thing to her. She was like I should be glad She didn’t break them. Yeah no. I shouldn’t be glad about anything. I did what I was suppose and wrote her up. I then again explained how it was inappropriate for her to do what she did and she apologized. But it was just more added to an already strange day. I’m really trying to figure out if someone is going to pop out of somewhere and tell me I’m on candid camera or something.
The last thing that happened was I found out at the last minute that a coworker was going to be late coming in. My other coworkers and I talked about and I decided to stay until the other coworker came in. But after everything else I was ready to get the heck out of there. I survived the day.
Once I got home I took some time to journal about the day and I think what I learned from all of this is I am a really strong individual. I could have key all these things ruin my day but I didn’t. I started looking at the things I accomplished. I got the child to apologize to me. I got a child who usually refused to do any work at all do four assignments and he turned them in. My injury to my finger could have been way worse but it wasn’t. All I had to do was pop the blister and move on. I got extra time at work. I showed that I could handle tough situations like a child refusing to come in and keep my cool. I think today was meant to show me what I’m made of. Because just a year ago I would probably have been really losing it and frazzled because things were beyond my control but not this time. The day was just one of those odd days when things just happen and it’s okay. I know I can handle these days. Which gave me plenty of reason to smile.