Mommyhood Gone Bad is the only way to describe what happened on that fateful Thursday. It all started with a text…
Text to friend: “Give me a good book to read… please!!!”
Text to me from friend: “I’m really the last person on the planet you want a recommendation from. I just finished the fiveology of City of Bones and now I’m wrapping up the prequel series, Clockwork Angel trilogy.”
Note to self… When someone writes “I’m really the last person on the planet you want a recommendation from”… BELIEVE…
10pm: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, Book 1) downloaded on my iPad.
3am: I fell asleep, iPad still in hand.
6:30am: Annoying alarm sound happened… my hand quickly turned the alarm off (Panick mode should have come about now since I usually hit snooze… a few times). The iPad in my other quickly came out of sleep mode and I sat up to continue reading.
Friday: Finished with book 1, it only seemed logical that I get City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2), only this time, instead of buying it on my iPad, I thought it’d be best to get the physical book so I wouldn’t only be restricted to reading indoors. A quick internet session with Barnes and Noble and I had reserved my copy for pick up. Pulling into the parking lot, I could barely contain my excitement… until… the dreaded phone call!
Barnes and Noble Associate: “Hello, is this Ms. Cotter?”
Barnes and Noble Associate: “I’m sorry to have to tell you this but the book you ordered for pick up is not in stock. Sorry for any confusion, but we can order it for you.”
Me: “Shut Up! Are you serious??? I just pulled into the parking lot!”
Barnes and Noble Associate: Click. Yup, the guy hung up on me!
I went home, ordered City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2) on my iPad, and continued to curse “Mr. Barnes And Noble.”
7:30am: The kids woke up hungry for breakfast… Me: “ummmm… morning girls! Don’t you want to try to be big girls today and make your own breakfast? I bet there are some delicious yogurt in the fridge! Also, just use the chair to get the cereal out of the pantry… oh, and you know what, I’m even going to let you pour the milk.”
7:45am: Talia and Julia in a bit of a panick… “Mom, some milk spilled on the floor!”
Mom: “Don’t worry girls! Just let the dogs lick it up.”
Although I am not proud of my lack of accomplishments the past few days, I am almost finished with the last book of the series… I suggest you don’t make the same mistake I did and believe your friends when they tell you they are the last person on the planet you want a book recommendation from…