A late evening post today because it's been a crazy two days. I wrote Monday's post on Sunday night. So it was already done. But Monday & today have been really hard emotionally. Monday my anxiety seemed to be getting the best of me, but today has been better.
Well, better emotionally. Not better parenting-wise.
I am working to get enough sleep, to get exercise, and to deal with my anxiety... all in the hopes that I will then be a better, happier, more peaceful mother. That's the hope anyway. Today was a flop.
But I am a continual optimist, so I'm counting on a better tomorrow.
In the mean time, a little mind rambling for you.
Today at lunch I was sharing my strawberry yogurt with Wyatt and he said, "Yogurt doesn't have boogers!" I laughed and showed him a strawberry chunk and he said that was a booger. It was seriously hilarious.
My husband is the best.
Just... everything. He is great at everything. He's an amazing dad, and an incredibly hard worker and the best husband. He listens and hears me and loves me through it all. And I'm so grateful.
The heat is still out. So the kids are semi-filthy. And with the carnival tomorrow and Halloween on Thursday, I'm not sure when we will get over to the neighbors to steal warm water & bathe them! After I post this bad boy, I'm thinking I've got a date with the kitchen sink so I can wash my hair.
Washing dishes is probably the worst part (aside from my laundry not getting quite as clean with cold water) because I finally submit that I have to do them, and then I have to sit around and wait twenty minutes for the water to boil on the stove.
We had our first real snow day on Monday. The forecast called for rain, but instead we watched big, fat flakes fall all morning, and once Wyatt woke up from his afternoon nap, out we went. It was so much fun to see the kids experience snow again. Dressing them all to get out the door was a huge pain (I had forgotten that part) but watching their eyes light up was worth every minute.
"One of the very best reasons for having children
is to be reminded of the incomparable joy of a snow day."