Let's go down the list of some life lessons learned this fine Monday:
Life lesson #1: don't stay up late drinking wine on a Sunday, even if you're not drinking too much wine, either way, it will never feel good the next morning. Ever.
Life lesson #2: always remember that children have a telepathic gift for knowing when one of the adults responsible for their livelihood has stayed up way too late, and will therefore always wake up absolutely no later than 6:20.
Life lesson #3: a trip out to the store with all small peoples while in exhausted early woken state may be inadvisable.
Life lesson #4: a subsequent trip to the Library (a veritable death trap for all mothers of young, spirited children to go sans an extra a adult) after the store is most definitely inadvisable.
Life lesson #5: bringing a bag to put your obscene multiple handfuls of books in would be a good idea while trying to hold 2 hands and 1 small body.
Life lesson #7: when a truck rams into your van's rear end upon leaving the library, it is a good idea to STAY at the scene of the accident and NOT just grab a few random bits of insurance info and then drive off, even if all the kids are screaming.
Life lesson #8: sometimes you will get lucky and the guy who hits you will not lie and say he didn't, because some people are just good people. Thank you, Denis.
Life lesson #9: Not working out for weeks on end will most definitely feel like you haven't worked out in weeks on end when you up and decide to do a Jillian workout. Ouch.
Life lesson #10: red wine and You've Got Mail is the cure for all Monday ailments. That and cyber Monday shopping.