Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Highs and Lows

Today was a day of highs and lows.

The highs were great!

met a new friend at the park
snuggled with both boys, together in the chair, for over ten minutes
exercised
tried the water balloons that you fill up in bundles....life-changing
found cheap hats for the kids since we've been outside so much
ate healthy all day
gave the kids a bath
read my scriptures
helped a friend when she called and needed a ride


The lows were stinky.

Stockton being sensitive about EVERYTHING
Natalie not wanting to do anything except play on my phone
Jack failing potty training
rough bedtime
Austin gone at work and then golf, so I didn't get a break
Jack shoving papers into the vent right after I turned the A/C on
all the kids freaking out when I brushed their teeth
me raising my voice way too much
not showering

How is it that all of that can happen in the span of just a few hours? I swear, multiple times today I took a deep contented sigh and marveled at how beautiful my children are and how fulfilling my life is, and then ten minutes later I was hyperventilating and going completely crazy about something these same beautiful children were doing. There were more goods than bads but jeez, I feel like I've been on a roller coaster today.

Also, I know that words don't really show what my day was like, and that I'll look back at this later and be like "what was my problem? That doesn't sound that bad." Which is good; I want to remember things in a positive way. But phew, I'm glad this day is over.

1 comment:

  1. This is EXCELLENT!! I have been thinking about these exact same things lately. Like, how can I feel so contented and loving one second with my kids and then be SO PEEVED at them the next? It's just mom life I guess. Those golden moments are GIFTS from on high, because without them we would all combust.

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