Sunday, March 11, 2012

.....here's to tomorrow.....

....it's definitely been one of those days when I have not been at my finest.....blame it on today's early morning time change, the last week of having sick babes up all night or the fact that my husband had to spend the entire day at the office, but I said out loud to myself this afternoon that I am the worst Mom on the planet.....

....I yelled, I nagged, I disciplined, I apologized......Brody cried and then cried some more......the girls tattled, then argued again..... I snapped, they whined, they complained, they cried, they apologized......it was an entire afternoon of one snowball effect of negativity......I'll spare all the details, but it was not a good day.......

....then at dinnertime, Stefan walked in the door and I gave him my I've had it look and waved myself off for some alone time....or as alone as you can get when you live in 1100 square feet with 4 other people......but I was able to regroup.....

....and I quickly forgave myself and chalked it up to they can't all be festive and fun......we all have the bad ones.....we all need them, in order to appreciate the sweet and savory ones.....so I shook it off.....

.....and when shaking it off, I over heard three giggling babes in the tub while Daddy scrubbed them clean.....they certainly weren't still thinking about our day, giving me even more reason to let it go.....they were in the moment and loving every minute of it......and that gave me reassurance that they do forgive and forget effortlessly.....at least at this age.....

......our littles learn to apologize when we, as parents, have the chance to say I am sorry I lost my cool, I didn't mean to raise my voice, and also discuss the reasons why we love one another, trust and obey and pitch in as a family......all good discussions that sometimes need to be initiated because we made mistakes.....

.....so we closed out our day with a quick celebration of 11 months of pure bliss.......


.....minus all of his crying today.....

......and I celebrated watching my two angels sleep knowing that tomorrow will be a lovely day.......



.....a bright, spring day ready to celebrate Stefan's 30 something years...... and that deserves fun and festivity.....

9 comments :

Anne @ Green Eggs and Moms said...

We all have our bad days but I like how you look at them: we need them so we can appreciate the good days.

Alysia said...

We have definitely all been there! Here's to a better day! And I love your girls sleeping surrounded by dolls & stuffies...looks just like my little girls :-)

Mrs. Diner said...

Some days are pretty rough...hope day's a fantastic day at your house!

Cynthia said...

First, your kids are darling! Second, I agree with you 100%. I'm so grateful our little ones can forgive and forget so quickly, I just wish I could become more like their example.
Thanks for being real!

Kathy Radigan said...

Some days are just harder than others. I find the ones when my husband is not home can really be a challenge for me, especially on the weekends because they miss him, I miss him and we are all a little stressed. I too believe in apologizing when I'm wrong and I think it makes a big difference. I also keep in mind that though I will remember my bad days my kids will most likely not. I can't believe how big your baby has gotten! I remember when I first found you he was only a few weeks old!! You have a beautiful family!

Mommy LaDy Club said...

I'm so glad we don't do the time change in AZ. That would drive me crazy, and surely got you off to the wrong foot! But, you do have a beautiful family to remind you of the good stuff;)

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Everyone has one of those days now and again! It was definitely a hard day for us too. Man, I really wish we lived in AZ sometimes. lol.

I love what you said about the parenting needing to show the children how to apologize. It really makes a difference to them, and if they don't ever see you apologize, they think it is alright to lose their cool and never apologize. They need us parent's to be the perfect role model, not that we can't ever make a mistake but that they see how we correct those mistakes in a good way!

I've been known to tell my boys, "Mommy is in timeout...can you give me a few minutes? I'm losing my cool, thank you." And they do leave me alone, because they know what "time out" means. lol.

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Some days are just like that---I love the DOLL sleeping among the dollys!!! =)

Courtney Baxtron said...

The pictures are so sweet in this post! Oh how those days seem to be the ones that last the longest! I am grateful that each day starts new and fresh and the days past can be put to rest each night.