It’s been an Alexander morning.
A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad start to the day where nothing’s gone as planned. I’m sure you’ve had those days too, but you may not be familiar with the term Alexander Day.
The phrase is original. The concept of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day isn’t. The idea comes from Judith Viorst’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
If you are not familiar with the story, you MUST read this delightful children’s book. Adults will easily relate. Click here to read more about poor Alexander’s day.
I used to read the story to my children and students. The story is a wonderful lesson in attitude adjustment.
My Alexander morning, day one of a 10-week hypoallergenic food trial to determine if an allergy to protein is causing our dog’s constant scratching and resultant bloody sores, began with pumpkin all over the floor, me, and Finnegan, and the pill disguised in the pumpkin on the floor.
I ended up cramming the medication down his throat with my fingers. A very yucky thing to have to do.
A giant mess to start my day. Like Alexander, I had to decide what to do with this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
I could grump all day or can change my attitude. I’m choosing to do the latter. The rest of the day can only improve.
Tomorrow has to start better.