Paved my road to hell??
Sounds crazy, but as crazy as it sounds is pretty straight forward and simple once I tell you a bit of a chilling (I think most moms would agree once they do indeed here this one) story.
Most have probably heard of the saying, “The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions!”Couldn’t Have Said It Better As a Mom to Small Kids!
Hell, I grew up with an uncle, who used this saying often enough for many different circumstances. I admit back then it had a different meaning to me, but nowadays as a mom, truly has taken on a life of its own.
And yet this particular day started out like any other and then how it took such a loud and unforeseen turn I will never know, but then again when dealing with a pre-school age child, you never quite know when you will wake the inner beast that lives and lays dormant inside of them to find yourself wishing you could rock in the corner when all is said and done.
However, my morning was fairly simple and took my time to catch up with all I needed to do as far as work and errands, too were concerned.
I had planned on going to get my hair touched up and cut after I picked up Lily from pre-school.
See, my cousin is a hairdresser and she was able to do my hair for me on this day. Usually, my mom will babysit, but this day in question, she was bringing her youngest to the shop, who is the same age as Lily being in pre-school, as well. So, we thought the two could hang out and play together.
When we got in the car, I told Lily she was coming and she would get to play with her cousin. She was excited and kept asking on the 5 minute car ride, “If we were there yet?”
When we parked, I shared that we were going to get Munchkins as Dunkin Donuts munchkins to bring for the two of them to snack on and got myself a Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee (was a pretty warm day still for Fall).
All seemed calm and Ok on the surface. But once I ordered and was waiting for our order, Lily turned into something that would have made Linda Blair and her Exorcism days proud.
She began to scream, cry, stomp her feet and just be completely loud, as well as irrational (yup, true temper tantrum little kid fashion).
At first, I admit I was stumped and stunned (don’t get me wrong, I have seen it all with Lily and Temper Tantrums as shared here). But still, if you would have told me on the way there that she would be pitching a fit while waiting on getting munchkins of all things, I am not sure I would have believed this.
So, what was the reason for all the fuss?
She was having a world class temper tantrum over not wanting munchkins, but a regular sized pink donut, because yes pink is her favorite color after all and I should have known this all along.
As Adam Sandler once stated calmly in The Wedding Singer, “Once again, things that could’ve been brought to my attention YESTERDAY!!”
Quite simply had Lily shared her desire for a pink donut before I purchased the munchkins, I probably would have just ordered donuts, but of course standing there with this beastly child in tow while other Dunkin Donuts patrons looked on in horror (you know that look – even if you have kids, you are just thanking god that it isn’t your kid acting that way in the moment!).
So, I had to get our order and extricate Lily out of Dunkin Donuts, while in mid meltdown.
Yup, fun times – NOT!
I will say, once I took her back to the car to calm down and discipline her bad behavior, we were able to go into the shop. The kids got to play and I got my hair done.
Moral of the Story – The road to getting a haircut and a pre-Sschool playdate is paved with Dunkin Donuts Munchkins in my hell!
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