Wednesday, September 7, 2011

pucker

Yesterday was a no good, terrible, really bad day. I'm not even being the slightest bit dramatic. My kids didn't nap, they created one monstrosity of a mess after another, I had a million things to do and no energy to do them. By the time I was done cleaning up one disaster, they were on to the next. Because the boys didn't nap, they whined and cried all day. Seriously, all day. Does this sound familiar to you other moms? Or do I really have no control?

At one point, I decided to just turn on a movie for them, and *hopefully* relax. I figured I'd edit some photos, go read a book, or write in my journal (therapy). I made it half way through my room, when I just plopped on the floor. Yup, that tired.

I don't know how long I was sitting there with my back against the wall, staring into space, but I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself, a little inadequate for this motherhood job... okay, a lot.

Then Harper waddled in and puckered his sweet little drool-ey lips on my cheek. I beamed. He nonchalantly waddled back out (probably onto the next mess). But that sweet little kiss made me feel better. Much better. Things like that make this job oh-so-worth-it. I am blessed.

10 comments:

Your New Best Friend said...

Seriously, that can be the most precious gift in the world and give you the gas to continue to let them live one more day :)

Your New Best Friend said...

:)

Busy mama said...

I completely understand. This last weekend was like that. The boys including the oldest fought nonstop on Saturday to the point that Bryan and I made all three of them lay down for 2 hours so that we could take a nap. All of them slept at least a little and we thought that they might behave better after that. They were marginally better. Bryan was not feeling well on Sunday and thankfully the boys were not nearly as bad that day since we have the 11-2 pm time slot which does not allow for a decent nap once you get home and feed them. Monday was drama to the point that I had to put Ethan in his room for almost an hour just so that I did not hurt him. Hang in there. We all have those days.

Jana said...

i hear ya, girl. the fact that you have 2 makes you my official hero. i'm still trying to figure out 1. you're awesome. and yes, chubby baby kisses make everything better.

Amy and David Ziehl said...

I can't wait until Lena gets to that stage!

HollySomm said...

Oh! so cute!

Kristen and Andrew said...

YOU are a SUPER mom! Those two boys of yours are adorable! :)

Momma's Hart said...

We've all got days like that. But I always say that finding something to divert their attention and make it a fun day, makes all the difference. Sometimes its just best to drop our own interests and just give them non stop cuddles and attention. Other times naps and separation time is good too. Lydia had the worst melt down today. It took hours for her to be happy again. But once I made the afternoon more about her and the kiddos, they were all happier and easier to take of!!! You are doing such a wonderful job!!! Just know you aren't alone. You have so many friends who are endlessly tired and but happy to be mommas. It also helps to call up a friend. Today, I called my bff, while I was frazzled. She just asked me how I was doing and all I said was "I'm compulsiveness eating chocolate chips right now" She laughed and knew exactly how to cheer me up with a household of crying babies. That gave me the strength to change our environment and be cheerful. Seriously all these tidbits help. And I love that one little glance or smile, or hug and kiss can make all those intense moments, vanish! I just love moments when they make my heart melt. Each day is filled with little moments like that! If we look for them or not. *Love 'ya!*

Momma's Hart said...

*compulsively* haha. btw, our bag of choc. chips are gone now. I hope tomorrow is a better day. lol

Elaine said...

You're scaring me.