Do you ever have one of those days?  One of those days where you are sore, tired, and so is your spouse?  We weren’t tired for any of the reasons you are probably thinking of.

We were tired because we spent all day on Saturday building paver patio off the steps of our deck.  This involved digging up a 11 by 12 section of grass with very established roots.   The soil in our area is also very clay like.   I won’t bore you with details though.

We were able to build most of the patio on Saturday and by Saturday night both Mrs Rookie Dad and myself were extremely tired and our muscles ached.  We settled down for an early evening and basically had to crawl into bed.

We were both hoping for a good night sleep when around 4am there was a very strong thunderstorm that made its way through our area.  Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal because I am able to sleep through storms.  However, it is different now that I have a toddler.

Thunder waking up the Kid, he came running into our room looking for our protection from the storm.  You would think that by now I would be used to sleeping with a toddler, however, I am not.  Being kicked in the back and backhanded on the cheek makes for a very restless night sleep.

When morning decided to shine its ugly face we were even more sore and tired.  I was walking around the house like I was a 90 year old man.  I almost needed a walker to make it around the house.

As we were going throughout the day, the Kid was in rare form.  He was being loud and just had more energy than normal.  This would not have been a big deal if Mrs. Rookie Dad and I weren’t so tired and sore.  He was just being a toddler I realize that.  We were not in the mood to be able to handle him being this way.

Do You Ever Have One Of Those Days? - The Rookie Dad
This is how much of the day felt.

We were unable to be the parents that we strive to be.  We couldn’t play with him.  We couldn’t laugh and have a good time.  He could tell that we were not feeling that great.  But he still insisted on pushing our buttons.

We laugh about it now looking back.  As the soreness subsided we became more active with the Kid and our day ended on a more positive note than it began.  It was just one of those days that you just wish that you could have a mulligan and do it all over again.

Do You Ever Have One Of Those Days?  - The Rookie Dad
This is how the day ended.

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