Some days suck. So be armed and ready with this Better Day Kit to cope until #BetterThings.
Some days suck.
Like put-a-Dyson-to-shame suck.
They suck so hard and even when you continue to put on the smiling face, attempt to think of a better day in your life, and try to handle the situation like an adult (whatever that’s supposed mean), there are some days you just lose your s@#!.
For those days, you need to be armed and ready to cope, so you can deal with the s@#!storm you’ve been presented and get on to another day that has got to be better than than the one that you’ve presently gotten yourself stuck in.
I mean I love my kids. I love my husband. I love my family. I love my job, but dang, there are days that push me to the edge.
(It has to get better, right?)
That’s what she said.
Meet Sam Fox. She’s a mom, dad, referee, cop, and a woman. “She’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in a while.” She’s looking for a better day, too.
Better Things is a new comedy series on FX co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K., starring Adlon as “Sam Fox,” a single, working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters – “Max” (Mikey Madison), “Frankie” (Hannah Alligood) and “Duke” (Olivia Edward) and her mom– in Los Angeles.
Feel like this show could take out Sam Fox and insert you in it? Yep, me, too.
So instead of losing it, take a few tips inspired by Better Things to keep yourself prepared to take on the day with the Better Day Kit.
Here’s what you need for your Better Day Kit:
Duh? Dark circles? Red eyes? Just don’t want to actually catch anyone’s eye so you don’t have to engage in a conversation? Sunglasses are your friend. And if you wear classy ones like Ray Bans, you at least look like you’re sophisticated, even when you’re a hot, hot, hot mess.
Chipolo Bluetooth Finder
Have you been late to work or late to drop off your kids because you were looking for yours keys? How many times have you walked all over your house retracing your steps and found your phone in your back pocket. Why are we spending so much time finding crap when all you have to do is tag it with your Chipolo and you’ll always be able to find it. And why stop at your keys and your phone…the whole family should tag their crap so you don’t have to spend time looking for it either.
If you’ve busted a seam or a button in the middle of your shirt, gotten a blister, or lost an earring back, you know the value of a safety pin, bandage and an eraser. Except this time you don’t have to go hunting and hoping for a little saving grace. This little emergency bag of goodies with bobby pins, safety pins, blister pad, earring backs, etc. will keep you in business when things happen. This way at least you don’t end up flashing the boss or start limping down the hall because of those new shoes you haven’t ever broken in.
Tranquility Essential Oil
Tranquility is like a made up word isn’t it? No one who has ever had a kiddo, they know that tranquility is like the unicorn that we never catch up with. However, when it’s necessary to take a time out and stop to breathe, snap off the top, and inhale. Just a little sniff of this and you’ll be riding the train to tranquility.
When you look like you fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch, somehow when you put on lip balm, you upgrade yourself times 10. Not really, but it makes you feel better. And there’s nothing worst than crusty lips. Lip balm for the win.
Did you forget to brush your teeth after gulping down your coffee heading out the door for carpool main? Cute guy at work? Need to impress a client? Have to see that mom that makes you feel like a cockroach? Put in a mint – and let them have it. You’re armed with the power of fresh breath (especially if you’re actually covering up the cocktail you drank at lunch before going back to work.)
Baggu Leather Clutch
A girl has to have a bag to put all her tools in – and this one is all-purpose. And when you go a little classy, then it automatically detracts from the rest of your look that you have taste despite today’s attempt. I call that a win. And this bag can go from day to night to business to personal in no time flat. I’m excited when I change from yoga pants to slacks, so this one gives you the flexibility to be cool when you really aren’t.
A pillow. I wish I could say you need this to sleep, but it’s really for you to scream in. Whether you leave it in your desk, your car, your bedroom or even carry it in your purse so it’s with you where ever you go, you need this handy right-sized pillow. And if you can squeeze in a few minutes of shuteye, then count yourself lucky that you have a pillow to make use of. (And this way you don’t slobber on anyone either.)
Everyone needs this kit to help them keep it together. And we’re helping one lucky woman win one by commenting on this question:
What’s your most memorable “there’s got to be Better Things” moment?”
A winner will be chosen October 15, 2016 and contacted by email so make sure to follow mamachallenge on Facebook when we announce our winner!
And make sure to watch Better Things Thursdays on FX! This way you know there’s someone just like trying to find those #BetterThings in life.