You know those days that just line up perfectly? The hours flow together smoothly and both kids are sleeping peacefully for naps at the same time? Well, yesterday was pretty much the opposite of that. Seriously. What the heck. Was Mercury in retrograde or something?
Ok, I’m being a little (a lot) dramatic. It was more like one little thing on top of another…
Kailtyn and I couldn’t get in a rhythm all morning, meaning the morning was full of fussiness. Kaitlyn wasn’t very happy either.
I wore workout clothes all day with the best of intentions, but never broke a sweat.
5 minutes after leaving the house, Hailey informed me she had dirty undies.
Note: it’s always a good idea to keep scissors and plastic bags in the car.
The girls timed their meltdowns perfectly to sync up right at nap time which was a real gem.
And offered an encore on the naptime performance at bath time that evening.
Sometimes I get comments from people confusing my positivity with perfection. Though I do love my life, it’s not rainbows and butterflies all the time. Toddlers have accidents, babies cry, people screw you over at work, dogs run off when both kids are already in the car, surprise bills appear, husbands call to tell you they are working late, large appliances stop working without warning… sometimes all in the first half of the day. Those things aren’t fun, but they aren’t tragic either. It’s just life.
The reason I don’t write about them often is because I don’t usually spend much time focusing on them. Instead, I’ve realized I’m much happier when I focus on the good things. Like discovering that you can indeed freeze black bean burgers and bake them at a later date for lunch.
Or getting a giggle about having my 2 year old load my sangria into her cart.
Or focusing on the fact that once they are both in bed, I can pop open that sweet nectar.
I have my moments of wanting to pull my hair out, but I get over it and remind myself that one day, like all those guilt-i-fying blog posts about soaking up the moment, will ring true and I’ll long to experience just a few minutes of the days that I was so needed.
Worth a read: 10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be
Would you consider yourself a positive person?
Have you always been that way?
I think I’ve always leaned toward the glass-half-full side of things, but have worked to refine that skill over the years.