Yes, and I’m sure the carpet is sorry too.

If, by some miracle, someone mailed me the perfect greeting card today it would read:

I’m sorry you were up until midnight scrubbing vomit out of the carpet.
I’m also sorry the bathroom still smells pukey and you can’t figure out why.
And further, I’m also sorry that your husband’s sinus infection blew a hole in his eardrum last night (while you were scrubbing the vomit), causing everyone in the house to be quite, quite miserable. 

They don’t make greeting cards for these sorts of days. And really, how could they? This is our own personal problem; I don’t expect Target to foresee our issues and prepare a card in advance.

For my young nursing friends, who are always having some sort of trouble.

But I think maybe I’ll start a company and address everything possible. My line will address needs such as:

  • It’s too bad your baby won’t nurse and your left breast is the size of a grapefruit and feels hot to the touch. 
  • I apologize for shouting at you when you wouldn’t take the Advil last night, but you’re a full grown man and you should be able to take care of yourself when you’re sick.
  • Honey, the budget is destroyed. But look at this cute stuff I bought at Target. Please stop yelling. 

And so forth. Please feel free to comment below with any additional Hellish Days issues I could address. I will attempt to meet all needs.

Just shhhhhhh.

Maybe you’re having your own Hellish Day right now! Maybe you are stuck in your own personal misery and feeling worse as the day progresses. I’m with you, my friend. We can handle this mess together. It’s just a few more hours until bedtime, and tomorrow is a whole new day.

Tomorrow is a whole new day. Let’s hold to that hope and make it through.

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11

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4 Comments on They don’t make greeting cards for these hellish sorts of days

  1. David
    January 29, 2016 at 5:59 am (2 years ago)

    I’m sorry you were up until midnight scrubbing vomit out of carpets, Jessie. Not pleasant. But I do think you may be onto something – cards like that would probably sell.

  2. Jessie Clemence
    January 29, 2016 at 9:27 am (2 years ago)

    How about an “I’m sorry your children occasionally end up on the wrong train and accidentally cross England instead of coming home for dinner…” card?

  3. David
    January 29, 2016 at 9:31 am (2 years ago)

    Oh I could think of quite a few. Most of them involving children. I try to forget about the night everyone was sick in the house except me and I spent the night cleaning up and washing bedding, then went to work in the morning. That was a long time ago and we only had three kids then.

    Hope you are having a less stressful time today, although I guess the day hasn’t had a chance to kick in over in the US.

  4. Jessie Clemence
    January 29, 2016 at 10:04 am (2 years ago)

    So far, so good. We had a night of sound sleep, without any bodily fluids erupting across multiple rooms. Praise be! Plus the kids have a scheduled day off school, so we’re all resting up.