Friday, September 11, 2009

Rude, Crude, and Unusual

I had the WORST day yesterday. I've been all alone this week at my parent's creepy house. For some reason the nighttime is really scary here so I don't sleep well. Thus, I am cranky and overworked and lonely because there's no one to talk to. I just wanted to prelude my experience with that. So yesterday I scrambled to get out the door by 8:45 to pick up co-op/deliver/sort it. Then we ran to the library and enjoyed reading time (This sounds much more pleasant than it was--let's just say I put Luke in time out 4 times inbetween getting out of the car and actually entering the library). While I was checking out books Cooper and Luke started running circles around the DVD's. The check-out man proceeded to read all 17 of the items I had checked out and when they were due. It took forever! Mid-list I ran to gather my kids and as I was walking back a very, very upset middle-aged man came storming through and yelled at the top of the lungs "Lady, either get your stupid kids to shut up or get out of here. This is a library for ____ sake!". I angrily turned to him and said "I'm doing my best, thank you!". I was mortified, stressed, and felt like crap. Everyone around me was overly kind and apologetic. I even had one lady chase me out to the parking lot to assure me I was doing a good job and she thought the man must beat his wife. I thought I was over it but then I entered a dark abyss for the rest of the day of motherhood crapiness. Then I let it all out to Jake on the phone who already feels bad that I have to do it all on my own lately. Man, sometimes life is just really hard. Today was a little better. A little.

12 comments:

Dave Sedgwick said...

Wow. I can't believe people can be so rude. That lady that chased after you was nice. Made me laugh.

Jessica Sedgwick said...

oops, that was Jessica that made that comment

Chad and Carole said...

Hey! Your kids are fed, clothed, happy and NORMAL! You're doing great. I hope you drowned yourself in something yummy to make yourself feel better. I would. Why are you home alone? Do you want to come to Charleston? Em would love your kids.

The Thomas Family said...

I hate days like that!! You should call me. I would love to hang out with you. Luke's actually been home so I could come over.
BTW...our kids are always like that at the library. That guy was just being a meany.

Jene and Megan said...

I'm sorry Emily! I've had days like that too and I only have one child...haha! I'm terrified to fly home by myself with Eric on Tuesday...I'm so scared that I'll sit next to a jerk who will tell me to keep my baby quiet the whole flight...YIKES!

Rebecca said...

how sad that that man was so frustrated with his life that he decided to take it out on you. i don't even know how you make it out of the house, much less all your extra stuff, keep it up!:)

Meredith said...

I can't believe that man said that! I probably would have burst into tears right then and there! Hang in there! You should have come and spent the night with me when JD was out of town. I was alone and creeped out too!! :)

The Child Family said...

I can't believe someone would say something like that. Would it be that hard to offer to give you a hand instead? I am SOOOOO sorry. Do you want me to beat him up?
I'm glad Jake was so understanding. I know things will be better soon, and you can all be a little happy family, together!!!!

Ryan and Andrea said...

Oh that makes me soooo mad! You are nice-I prob would've said something rude. I hate taking all 3 of mine anywhere! 3 is so hard & I hope you know that you are such an awesome mom, doing all those fun crafts & things w/your kids. We all have crappy days. Hope this week is much better for you!

Grant and Shalie Morgan said...

stupid stupid stupid people. I'm so sorry you had to go through that. EXACTLY, it's a library, and you are trying to keep your kids educated, so he should just let you try to be a good mom and go to a different part of the library if they are bugging him.

Maylene said...

I can't believe someone would say that! That's horrible. People can be so rude and mean...but I guess what comes around goes around. Anyway, my girls do the same thing in the library and grocery store and they scream in their high pitched voices and I always try to get out of there ASAP. Glad I'm not the only ones disrupting the world :)

The Allred Family said...

I didn't know that happened. I thought people that say things like that are only in Lindsey's life. UGH. The nerve...really.