Friday, September 17, 2010

One Perfect Day

I have seriously had the best day! I have to share it and don't crap on me because this is BIGTIME in the Unperfect household. On every level.

When I tucked Cyclone into bed last night he mentioned making me breakfast in bed. Lo and behold - after an uninterrupted sleep for both of us, I woke to hear movement in the kitchen. I lolled about, loving that I woke up on my own (no cats on face, dog snuffling at the door or an elbow in my face) and soon saw a grinning Cyclone face peering into my room. Look mummy!

He did it! The little monkey filled the kettle and boiled it, got out the toaster and the toast fixings, knocked on The Batchelors bedroom door and asked for help with the kettle and presented me with tea and Vegemite toast in bed.

After a lovely breakfast we got dressed no complaining and decided to seize the day with a short bike ride. We headed to the local school for a meeting to enrol Cyclone for next term. He was nervy but delicious, and played fairly quietly whilst we all discussed his future and funding issues. All went well.

Feeling pretty confident we headed to the shopping centre to buy a pair of scissors and craft paper. Job done quickly. I found a pair of 3/4 pants for summer on sale and recklessly decided to try on a pair in size 10.

OMG they fit!!! Bought a pair in black and one in grey. Arrhythmia inducing stress must have benefits after all.

Yeah bitches SIZE TEN.

Cyclone wants a drink but doesn't like the choices available. Nearly melts down. Breathes instead. Chooses drink and skips off.

I really start pushing it and buy some henna to dye my tresses. Decide not to push it further.....until I walk past a cheap haircut place ("no appointment needed!, cash only!"). I stop. I ponder. Ah FUCK IT, I never have the time for a cut. My hair grows quickly so even if they stuff it up I'll get over it. It can't be worse than long, long, long boringness and borrowing Betty Boos hairclips. Cant it?

I breathe in deeply and let it out when I see my stylist is a stunning asian guy with an amazing precision cut I can't stop staring at. He chops about 4 inches out and layers it perfectly...and listens seriously when I beg him not to 'feather' it about my jawline. He cuts in my fringe (WAY BIG DEAL TO ME) better than I hoped.

Cyclone has sat still the entire time. Katy Perry blasts through the speakers and I notice his little head bobbing and feet tapping. "It's ok to dance baby" I tell him. So he does - not over the top but enough to have the entire place grinning. I don't bother wondering how an child with such anxiety can dance in front of strangers..I just drink him in.

I walk out with the cut of my dreams.....for THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS.

We spend the afternoon cutting, pasting and watching "The Deadly 60" (shudder) on T.V.

I spend nearly an hour having a great chat with my 18 year old who is right in the midst of her final year exams. She has just ACED one and we have high hopes of her getting into Nursing/Midwifery at university next year.

Betty calls me from daddy's house to say goodnight. Cyclone hops into bed clutching all his stuffed dogs and we talk about our Perfect Day. Cyclone starts getting upset and I hope a meltdown isn't on the way....he is crying because "I just want to be the best boy in the world but it's sooo hard". Crises averted when I ask him to take care of my childhood doll Molly.

I can't wipe the smile off my face. I feel so NORMAL. My head isn't pounding, my stomach isn't in knots and the vodka bottle sits unopened on the shelf.

So I have a drink for Celebration rather than Medicinal purposes and bop around the house channelling Spongebob Squarepants.

"It's the beeeest daaay evveeeer!"


In Real Life said...


Anonymous said...

Fantastc - the universe IS on your side :)

life in a pink fibro said...

I'd have blogged about a day like that too. A fantastic haircut and size 10 all in one day. Whoa.

MMBB said...

YAY! what a perfect day, mine is well overdue

Lori @ RRSAHM said...

Awww :) Made me smile. Me likes :)

Inspiring You To Save! said...

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Nelle said...

Like. =)

Lucy said...

That all just makes my heart swell. For you. xx

E. said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I hope this is the start of everything going smoothly.

It's brillinat day like this I want to bottle and keep.

Kkay said...

I enjoyed reading this 'normal day' stuff and am happy for you :)
i also think Chinese male hairdressers totally rock (and for cheaps!)
Hey, just discovers we named our boys a bit similar lol

Anonymous said...

So great.

Ali {Mummahh} said...

Thats great!

Andrea said...

Sounds beautiful. Isn't it amazing that in a world of chaos we sometimes get sent these wonderful days to re-energise and put things in perspective. Love the size 10 bitches comment and of cyclone dancing - what a treasure!

dachlostar said...

You deserve a perfect day.
Hope that there are many more in the pipeline.

Anonymous said...

How did I miss this?? Anyway, what a fantastic day. So happy for you all that you got to have one and hope there are heaps more for you.

Must be haircut time, got mine done for the first time in a year on the weekend.

scone said...

oh wow! Aren't days like that just magical?

oldschoolgeeksta said...

Awesomeness :)

thepixiechick said...

:) rock and roll :)