It is just one of those days. In fact I really shouldn’t be writing right now because it is blah, and I’m sure no one wants to read it. You can stop now if you like. I won’t be offended.
Not sure what it is about today, but whatever it is, Bridie caught it too. She is at home because when I took her to school she started to cry and wouldn’t let go of me. Normally I would persevere and make her stay, but today it is one of those days. I get it. I asked Tim to swap with me today so I could go to work and not see all the mummy mistakes I make today.
Bridie told me that her friends don’t play the games she wants; they don’t let her be the mum in mums and dads, and they play ‘boring games.’ From a character point of view, I can see that this is probably good for her; she is learning the world doesn’t always work the way she wants. But today I get it. No one plays the games I want them to either. Like the keeping-your-room-clean game. Or the pick-up-your-towel-and-hang-it-up-in-the-bathroom game. Granted my games aren’t a lot of fun, but they sure make me happy.
Today is one of those days. Ava is not feeling well and spent all night doing her yo-yo impersonation.(Up and down, up and down). And then she got up early as well.
Today is one of those days. Taylah and I hashed out the whole boy situation again this morning, and again we talked about other issues. About kindness, and selfishness and the impossible task of putting others first.
Today is one of those days. Bailey is dragging his cuski around like…well I can’t think of anything right now cause it’s one of those days, but he knows it is supposed to stay in his bed, and he is doing a fantastic job of ignoring me.
Today is one of those days when all I feel like doing is shopping, and I can’t even do that, because I don’t need anything that I can justify spending money on.
Today I can’t seem to find the silver lining. Today everything seems pointless and hard. Today I really can’t be bothered.
Bridie just drew a picture of me and her. And she wrote the names of our family and asked me to choose one and she would tick it if it was right, or cross it if it was wrong. They were all wrong except for the M for Mum. Today I was the only one that was right.
Today is one of those days. Where methods and training and applying principles all seems too hard. But playing games is easy, and drawing pictures is fun.
Today is one of those days. A day to stop and evaluate. A day to find the joy and remember why I had kids in the first place. A day to put down the housework and have cuddles on the couch.
And so really, when I look at it like that, today is one of the best days of all.