Some days are just like that. Yesterday was just a little-bit like that… today was full on “not good.”
I typed the entire episode out and emailed it to a friend, but don’t want to bore you with the details. (I let my friend take the brunt of that… poor her!) I’ll just give you a quick rundown… Basically, today’s episode was the straw that broke the camel’s back. See, I have given the boys responsibilities that they’ve been doing for over over a year. I think that by now they should need no instructions. Reminders, sure. But when I go to check on their work, I totally expect those jobs to be done and done correctly. Today I had to bring Hayden back to the bathroom 4 times to re-do what he was supposed to have done the 1st time.
Let’s just say mama had had enough. Matt was here to “help” explain to the boys the value of doing a job correctly the first time, but I don’t think he really saw the underlying frustration I was feeling so he didn’t really know how to best help. That didn’t help mama.
The day really didn’t improve when I saw the mess in the kitchen… a mess I had not made.
Then my sweet Hayden (the very one who didn’t clean the bathroom right) got his ID made. I was really looking forward to this being a special day but the entire day was just off. Instead of it being a very special day, it was just blah.
I mentioned in my FB status that today was a “more coffee, more chocolate” kind of day and wouldn’t you know it… a friend showed up with a TWIX bar! How’d she know I like those?!? 🙂 Thank you, Aimee!
I’ve been blessed to have friends (and a husband) who knows when I need something special. Sometimes they show up bearing chocolate, sometimes coffee*, sometimes just a hug. Any of those options are fine by me and VERY much appreciated. (*You know who you are!!)
The evening brightened considerably. Not sure if it was the coffee I brewed that the Irvin’s brought over a few days ago, the chocolate from Aimee, or the 90 minute game of Phase 10 our family played after dinner. Either way, glad today is over and looking forward to a brighter tomorrow. Oh man… I said it. “Bright.” That reminded me that today I was supposed to enter a photograph for the “i heart faces” challenge. It was supposed to reflect what “Bright and Vivid” means to me. Today, nothing felt bright or vivid. I didn’t take many pictures and those I took were of my school cabinet throwing up all over my office. (If you don’t believe me, either ask Aimee what my house looked like when she stopped by, or keep checking in to see the blog that I’ll undoubtedly write about the process a homeschool mom goes between two school years.)
So, here’s a picture that really expresses my feelings from today (in humor, of course). I took this yesterday at our dinner-picnic. Parker had tried one-too-many-times to get off the blanket while Matt was trying to feed him dinner. Matt pulled him back onto the blanket and for some reason, it made Parker REALLY mad.