the perfect Saturday from HELL

17 Feb

If you had asked me a week ago what we would be doing this Saturday I would have replied: EVERYTHING. It was going to be a great one:a parenting seminar in the morning, lunch at my MIL, a kid’s party Yianni had been waiting for the whole week and a great grown up dinner at a good friend’s house in the evening. It would have been PERFECT.

And then? Then, LIFE happened. Just like that, or better said, slowly and steadily the great Saturday plans started falling apart.

It all started when I got sick on Tuesday.  It was then that I realized that it was not really the crappy meal I made on Friday which made N. feel like shit, it was really THE STOMACH FLU (my absolute worst nightmare). On the same day I got the rejection letter from the school that the seminar was already fully booked. Bummer…

I was a bit annoyed but since I am determined to start looking at the bright side and enjoy my life more, I told myself that it didn’t really matter. Now that we had the morning free, the day would be less tiring. 

On Thursday my friend got sick and cancelled the dinner plans. I was really eager to go to that dinner but as a mom of two I totally get the ‘no planning possible with young children’ kinda thing. I told myself that it didn’t matter as we could focus on the birthday party Yiannis was so excited to attend and there was no rush to leave early anymore.

On Saturday, 10 minutes before arriving at the party Yianni threw up….

We arrived at the party, left the gift and took off to return home. I told myself IT DOES MATTER because he really, really, really wanted to go to that party. But then again…there will be other parties!

Until next time,














10 Responses to “the perfect Saturday from HELL”

  1. sakuraandme February 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    Oh can suck sometimes,can’t it? Lol
    But you are right, there will always be more parties. I hope your feeling better! Hugs Paula xxxx

    • wonderlandbytatu February 18, 2013 at 9:11 am #

      ‘Life happens while you’re busy making other plans’ isn’t that so?? We are doing better, thank you for asking. I hope you are doing fine, xxx

  2. ramblingsfromamum February 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Oh oops you poor love hope you are on the mend?? Sounds like everyone is coming down with it. The best laid plans of mice and men as they line goes, never mind hun, there will be other celebrations and this will be forgotten quickly (hopefully) take care Txxx

    • wonderlandbytatu February 18, 2013 at 9:10 am #

      you are right. It is already (almost) forgotten. I sure hope Iliana doesn’t catch it!!I hope you are well, lots of love, xxx

  3. February 17, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    1,2,3 You’re out. Bummer!!! I’d be dissapointed too.
    I hope you managed to find some fun things to do, those who were ill are feeling better, and that some of those events can be replanned.

    • wonderlandbytatu February 18, 2013 at 9:07 am #

      It was not too bad after all. I think I was more disappointed (for Yianni) than himself at the end.

  4. nothingbythebook February 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    Hop everyone recovers soon! xoxo

  5. expatsincebirth February 18, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    I’m sorry you had to go through this! I feel sad when the kids have to cancel things, but in the end, if you can manage to make the “best” (whatever this is) out of the situation, it’s fine. I hope that you’re all fully recovered and that you’ll be able to enjoy all the next parties etc. xxx


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