It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Yesterday. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

It started off on the right foot — I colored my gray hairs (I blame my children) at Gleam. I noshed on some cookies and cream-flavored ice cream at Whip and Dip (their handmade ice cream makes life worth living). I was able to cyber stalk Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber (yes, I think I’m 19 years old) on Instagram for a solid 35 minutes (like a psychotic psycho). 

Then the phone rang. And shit got real.

The husband reported my 5-year-old son’s leg was broken in a freak golf cart accident. The feelings of hearing such bad news for any mother go something like this: Fear, panic, veiled stoicism (to get them through them through the trauma), followed by a profound sense sadness. Because when someone you love is down and out, you can’t help but channel that same energy.

Twenty-four hours later and I’m still in the sadness phase because the poor fella has a full leg cast on relegating him to the couch and Sponge Bob Square Pants for the next 4 weeks. He can only hobble on his crutches rendering him feeling frustrated and annoyed. 

But then there was an aha! moment this morning. As I cradled him to take him to the bathroom, I felt this overwhelming sense of complete love. He was clinging on to me for dear life and the sentiment felt much like the way a mother feels toward a newborn: A complete sense of unconditional love and this weird out-of-body feeling that I created this little life and it depends on me 110 percent.

And that, my friends, is the best feeling in the world. Things are looking up for us, you see?


  1. Cristina
    April 19, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    Feel better yianni

  2. April 20, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Poor guy!….(such a sweet message too!)

  3. Melisa
    April 20, 2015 / 11:13 am

    poor guy! i hope it goes by quickly for everyone!

  4. April 20, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    He’ll always be your baby! Feel better soon!

  5. April 20, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    Oh no! I hope he feels better soon! And also you!

  6. April 20, 2015 / 12:46 pm

    Although it’s horrible what shipped to your baby boy, this is the sweetest thought on the ordeal ! Hope he heals faster then expected !



  7. April 20, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    So sorry to hear Maria! I hope he has a speedy recovery and thanks for sharing such a beautiful and intimate moment.

  8. Elizabeth
    April 20, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    Oh no Wordy Girl! I hope your baby boy gets well soon! Hang in there!

    PS-Whip n Dip is the best place ever!

  9. Mariella
    April 20, 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Damn golf carts! Feel better Yiani, stay sane mama

  10. April 20, 2015 / 4:29 pm

    Oh no!!
    So sorry to hear that your baby is hurt but it’s fab that you’re able to find that silver lining and make this time pass with love and hugs 😉

    PS; I’m adding this to my reasons to hate golf even more.


  11. May 12, 2015 / 7:58 am

    Aw dang. I know that feeling all too well. My phone call was the school, telling me my daughter had broken her wrist in PE. Hope yours is getting along OK. And I hope the 4 weeks goes by FAST!!

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