I normally keep a pretty upbeat & uplifting vibe here, but there are days I really just don’t want to do any parenting. Today is one of them. The incessant need to say “NO” to everything your toddler does takes a toll on you and nap-time couldn’t have come at a better time.
You ever just want to yell out… DO WHATEVER YOU WANT! It’s so exhausting having to repeatedly say the same thing over and over again. That’s not you? Only me. Okay. Usually the hardest days become even harder by the end of the day. But we keep pushing and telling ourselves we can do it. Yesterday’s post was a super upbeat one but today I am beat. I’m not out of my pajamas (if you want to call these pj’s, don’t picture something pretty… they are pj bottoms with a church Christmas shirt), and I haven’t even put a bra on and unless I decide to venture out of the house, this will be today’s look. Fashionable right?
So what do you do when “adulting” & parenting just isn’t on the cards today? It’s not like we can sit this one out. I gotta put on my big girl panties and huff & puff through the day, hoping it will tantrum-less.
My son is napping right now which is why I am able to write this post, but he went down fighting. Yesterday was an amazing Monday, and he slept for 3 whole hours!!! I’m not so sure I will be blessed with such a long nap today. It usually ends up being the opposite when I’m not in the best of moods. Although I’m not feeling all that hot. I do have some things I want to get done today, writing a blog post being one of them. So checking that box!
I’m already starting to feel better as I write this. I wonder what else I can write to get me back on track for the day and finish strong? Maybe get out of these hideous clothes? The kiddo is asleep in the room I wouldn’t dare venture back in with the fear of waking him. So that one will be something to check off the list a bit later.. hopefully a lot later.
But getting some food in my belly would probably make me feel a bit better too.. another cup of coffee perhaps? This one I can definitely do. BRB! Okay, grabbed more coffee and some toast. I should really have some lunch but I don’t want to make myself anything. So I guess I just answered my own question. I will be going out to lunch later on and we’ll be dressing myself like a grown person.
Wow, you guys totally helped me today. Not kidding! Thank you so much for reading and helping me somewhat get out of my funk. Check out yesterday’s post for a happier Me.
Thanks for reading. Leave me some positive comments to brighten up my day!
Books I’m Reading & Recommend
For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman