Monday, July 2, 2012

Time out!

I am locked in my room in a time-out right now. I wish I could do a minute for every year I am--a 34 minute time out sounds good right now! I am hoping for 10 minutes before something gets broken. I am just struggling this morning. My kids are great kids, and they are being pretty good, minus the full-sleeve-crayola-marker-tattoo Cooper is sporting right now. I am just in a funk! I have a hard time with Mondays because the house is a disaster from the weekend, and I don't want to clean it. Yet, I try. And every time I try to get control of the disaster, I turn around and there is an even bigger mess awaiting me. I am not talking perfection here folks, I am talking about trying to not get the health department involved. I think if we could get out of the house, I would feel better. Yet we need to eat lunch, and have naps etc. What do you do when you just need to get out of a funk? I seriously love to hear how other mother's keep sane, because some days we all need to remember that "this too shall pass." And along with it, all of the wonderful parts of this stage will too! like:
  1. Crawling into my lap with a book.
  2. Picking me flowers, and giving them to me wrapped in a drawing.
  3. Lots and lots of kisses.
  4.  Snuggling in bed.
  5. Telling me about every little part of their day.
  6. All of the great stories that happen in their imaginations.
  7. Magical kisses.
  8. Hearing, "Mommy, your pretty" just because I got dressed.
  9. Drawing every picture for me.
  10. Them (all of them) wanting just to be near me.
I guess sometimes it just helps to list what is great about my life right now. It helps to see that it isn't as bad as it feels sometimes. I am also so glad that tomorrow is always a new day "with no mistakes in it."


  1. We've all been there! Time outs are a good thing. Hang in there!

  2. I love #8. A few weeks ago I put on lip gloss and David asked my why I was dressing up "fancy." =)
    I think it's okay to just have a bad day sometimes. I don't like the saying, "make it a great day" because seriously, some days are just hard, and that's okay! Chances are, you'll wake up refreshed the next day and ready to take on the day. Remember to take time for yourself too. It's okay to take a bath or do your nails or read a book or whatever, even if the dishes aren't done.


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