I needed a mulligan this morning.
Nothing particularly bad happened, but we were all off.
More milk spilled.
Cereal crushed under the table.
Dirty diaper bag not quite tied up all the way before I tossed it out.
Despite it all, we were early getting out the door.
(If you know me, you are aware how miraculous that is.)
As we were about to load up the van, there was the usual madness of morning.
I went to grab my hat (because I certainly hadn’t fixed my hair).
My favorite sea turtle ball cap was hanging right beside my silly sock monkey hat.
I grabbed the gray ball cap and then thought, “Ya know what? This morning needs more sock monkey.”
(Really? What morning couldn’t use more sock monkey…but I digress.)
I got a few odd looks and a few smiles and a couple of comments.
I’m sure there were some folks thinking, “Oh, Bridget…”
But it made me smile and it made the children laugh.
And a silly sock monkey hat changed my morning from ho-hum to happy.
I consider that a win.