My daughter, Abby, has a book, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day", by Judith Viorst. It is one of my favorite books to read to her, of course she can read it herself now, so I read it to Molly. But basically, if you haven't read it or don't own it for your kids you should. It is about a kid, Alexander, who has a really bad day (bet you figured that part out all on your own, though, didn't you?).
From the time Alexander wakes up he can tell it's going to be one of those days. So he decides he wants to move to Australia. The best part of this book? It isn't all better at the end. Mom doesn't kiss it all away, he doesn't crawl in bed, curl up with his puppy and fall asleep happily. Nope. It is a terrible day from start to finish and Mom says, "Somedays are just like that. Even in Australia."
Well yesterday was one of those days for me.
It happens, even in South Carolina.