I think I'm cursed.

*Nanana!*
Like Brady Bunch Tiki cursed. That's the only way to explain the luck I've been having lately.

1.) With one careless step, walking from the dining room to the sun room, I sprained one foot and broke a toe on the other. My daily run has been derailed until further notice.

2.) Books that were supposed to come in the mail have not come in the mail. It's been over a week.

3.) One of my baby chicks died. (Granted, I knew this was going to happen, because we lose more than one every year but it still stings.) And one of my son's goslings died, too. :(

4.) My entire life has been turned upside down in what can only be described as an Epic Time Change Fail. The three oldest kids have missed the bus three times this week.

The 4yo and 1yo have gone completely in another direction deciding that they no longer have to go to sleep until after midnight (the 4yo stayed up till 3am Monday night). My 12yo has to get up at 5am to do his morning chores and get to the bus, so I'm suffering from a severe lack of sleep. Which means I'm having to catch up during the day. Which means I'm behind on all the stuff I usually do during the day.

5.) With the stress rendering me incoherent, the unkempt look from sleeping in the middle of the day and the pronounced limp, I look like an extra from the Walking Dead.

6.) Oh, and my 4yo decided it would be a good idea to stick a tiny Lego piece in his ear and shove that sucker waaaaay back there. *facepalm*

Now, I myself haven't bought any weird Tiki necklaces in the past two weeks, but I'm fairly certain that one of my kids might have and is lying to me about it.

Any advice on how to get break a string of bad luck? Nananaaaaa!


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  1. Between #1 and #5, my brain is assuming you must have stepped on a lego, because those things are weapons of small-scale destruction.

    Hopefully you mend soon without too much more conflict. Ah, I remember the one time when i was 5 and stayed up until 2am. I was such a cool kid then. Now I stay up until 5am almost every night. So much to look forward to ;)

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    1. Haha, I wish I could blame it on a lego or lincoln logs, barbie shoes, marbles, or any other 'chokeables' the older kids leave on the floors. I'm just clumsy. *shrugs*

      I used to stay up late as a kid, too. So this must be karma. ;)

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  2. Yikes, that really does sound like a string of bad luck. Though I'm also strangely reminded of a Phineas and Ferb episode where Candace finds a tiki necklace and has a lot of bad luck... Hope it gets better!

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    1. I love that episode... and that show. Dr. Doofenshmirtz is my favorite. Thanks. ;)

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  3. I agree with Hildred about the legos - those things are dangerous and they're always skulking around somewhere!

    Sorry about the rash of bad things happening, but coming from the child of a mother of five….sometimes it's just that…being a mother of five. Really don't know how she survived! (I really didn't mean to rhyme)

    Hope the rest of the week and weekend looks up for you!

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    1. Thanks. I don't know how my mother survived it either. ;)

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  4. Oh, the joys of motherhood! Yeah, you better go check under beds for that tiki necklace. Hope your luck changes soon!

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    1. Lol, thanks. Checked everywhere. Still no sign of it. But as of this weekend, things are looking up. :)

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  5. Aww my family used to get baby chicks and raise them... And even though you know a couple will die, it's still sad becase they are some of the cutest things in the world.

    And wow. It never occured to me that the time change could be such a hassle for people. I kind of...slept through it...and all my clocks adjusted themselves. I hope next week is better!

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    1. Thanks! The chicks have been my distraction while my computer was getting fixed. I wish I could get a decent picture of them so I could share some of the cuteness overload.

      I don't remember ever having this much trouble with a time change. But kids have a way of complicating even the most simplest of tasks. ;)

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  6. The good news about bad luck is that it always get balanced out with the good luck. Sounds like yours is overdue and headed your way!

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    1. I think you're right. After three weeks of blah, things are heading in the right direction. :)

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  7. Wow. What a week. Here's to hoping it gets better.

    Isn't it funny the weird stuff kids do? The lego in the ear? I had one kid stuff a little itty bitty tiny ball up their nose and when you said blow out, they breathed in. Had to visit the doctor for that one. I don't get kids--a whole bunch of weirdos :) Gotta love them though, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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    1. They certainly are. But I love them so much. The one who sticks legos in his ear is the same one yells "I LOVE YOU, MOM! YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!" at random intervals throughout the day. :)

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  8. I would say that things can only get better, but I'd hate for you to prove me wrong!

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    1. They did for a week, but hopefully that's all passed. ;)

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  9. Yikes. And I thought our kids had a hard time adjusting to the time change. Why do we still have daylight savings time anyway? Can't we get rid of it?

    I'm so sorry your books haven't come. That's a huge bummer. Especially with the injured foot. It would be very nice to just keep to the couch and read. Yes I know that's practically impossible with kids, but we can dream right?

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    1. They do let me read sometimes, but not without interruptions. My 4yo is hilarious about it. He always asks me to read the page, but before I finish a paragraph he says, "That's enough," and walks off.

      And I got over the book thing real quick. By ordering more books. A lot more. :)

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  10. Sorry you're having a bad week. I did get to chase my daughter's bus down in the pouring rain, flashing my lights, but the bus driver saw us and dd made it just in time. LOL Best wishes for better luck. ; )

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    1. Oh, I've done that once. It wasn't raining, but I did accidentally hold up traffic for the whole neighborhood. :P Thanks for the wishes. :)

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