Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One of those days

Have you ever had one of those days? One of those days when even though you tell yourself over and over that you love your children...you just don't like them very much? One of those days when you know you'll loose your mind if you find one more spill (even if it is only water!), trip over one more stuffed animal or clean up one more mess? One of those days when you know you're going to go horse from all the yelling about how nobody listens to you (and then you wonder why they're not listening?!?!?!) One of those days when you wonder why you even bother, is any of it making a difference anyway? Why don't you just go to work, and send them to daycare, and let somebody else do the hard part so you can do the fun stuff?

And then out of the blue your two year old runs up and throws his arms around you and says "mommy, I love you!", or your four year old (out of bed for the fifth time during nap time) comes in and says "I just want to give you a hug!" and then hugs your arm and goes back to her room.

And you realize that yes, today is one of those days, but tomorrow will probably be better! And you're probably not the only one having one of those days! And as much as it sucks at the moment to be part of that club, you know that you wouldn't have it any other way, because it's those days that make you grow. And it's those days that inspire change. And it's those days that you'll look back on years from now and say "Yes it was hard, but I survived and I'm better for it." (and hopefully they are too!)

Yes, today is one of those days. It's a good thing tomorrow is a new day!!!!!

3 comments:

Anita said...

After 27 years, I still beleive it was worth it! I have never cried more tears, or smiled to myself so much as when I was at home with all three of you, and at least 7 extras each day.
I promise - you will look back on this day and never regret a single day you spent at home with your children instead of paying someone else to wipe tears, and noses and yes, even butts. They are your noses, you butts and most of all your hugs and kisses that are going around.

K and T Gardner said...

Yes I have had several days like that and they are really hard, but they do get better. I think that being a SAHM is one of the hardest things but one of the most rewarding things to do!

Stacey said...

I love you Kari!