Monday, February 1, 2010

Looking forward to tomorrow

Today.
Today, I was in tears before breakfast was even over.
I may have said a curse word when the same bowl of cereal was knocked over for the THIRD time. (Thankfully we eat it dry!)
Lunch was blessedly uneventful.
Dinner brought on more tears. And perhaps some ranting and raving. Then I ate alone in my room. With the door locked.

Some days are just like that. (I'm praying pregnancy hormones are at least partly to blame?!)

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow.
Because I get to start over.
(And also, it's Groundhog's Day!)

Something worth mentioning: it snowed like crazy here again this weekend. 8 inches is huge in these parts. I do not love winter. Not even a little bit. My kids went out to play in the snow on Saturday. Mason from top to bottom:
one hood, one hat
one coat
two shirts
two pairs of gloves
three pairs of pants and some underwear
two pairs of socks
and one shoe for each foot.
He returned red nosed with icy cheeks and was dripping wet, wearing all of the above mentioned attire minus one shoe. Did I mention they were crocs? Poor kid. Avery found it two days later.

Then on round two of enjoying the snow Saturday afternoon, Avery lost a shoe. We have yet to discover that one. I'd give you the lowdown on what she was wearing but thankfully she can get ready by herself. She has been known to layer her underwear in extreme cases of snow. (You would too if your mama wouldn't buy you snow pants!)

Something I'm grateful for today: the sound of my shoes click-clacking across the floor as my youngest tries to maneuver around the house in them.

10 comments:

janet said...

Wish I was there to take you out to lunch!! tomorrow will be better.
love you.

Gallup Family said...

We've all had days like that, dest. It will be better tomorrow. Hugs :)

Eric and Beckii said...

Tomorrow will be better. I love reading your blog your kids are so funny! I cant wait til I can play outside with Braxton and Conner.

andrea said...

Sorry to hear about your lousy day. I'd definitely blame hormones.

Andrew and I were talking about what a pain snow is. I mean, it's fun for a day to go out and play. But it's just so much work!

Carol at WRESA said...

Yeah Saturday was a rother painful day for us to...see my blog for more details. Your problem Destinee, is that you try to be so perfect and you nearly are, so cut yourself some slack and know that you are a GREAT wife and mother and person! PS: those days of dressing and redresssing, cleaning up spilled stuff and cleaning it up again will soon be over and you will wish they were back just so you could hold your little ones again. They grow up VERY FAST after it is all said and done.

Melissa said...

Yes, I'm sure hormones plays a part. But, it is also part of what makes being a mom a hard job...worthwhile and wonderful...but still sometimes just plain old hard and tearful.

Eric and Beckii said...

don't you just love how many times we get to 'start over'!! thank goodness, really :)

beckii

Carmen said...

I'm sorry your day was so crummy! I hope the rest of the week is better for you. :)
You are a GREAT mother--and friend!!

Love ya!!

Destinee said...

Thanks all for your encouragement. (Carol, Ryan must not have read your comment. I did not hear him laugh out loud about the part where I am "nearly perfect"!)
Love you!

julie said...

Oh Dest! Being a mom is stinkin' hard work! Hope your tomorrow (today) is looking brighter! Love you and those kiddos! Can't believe you have more snow than us! Love ya!