So yesterday, Mart and I tried to connect with each other. Something as simple as a 10-15 minute phone call, couldn’t even happen. Between work, kids and just the fact that Monday’s suck (lol), we couldn’t do it. Mart had a heck of a day at work and I could not wait to say goodbye to Monday!
You know when you have plans for a yummy dinner; you envision sitting around the table just in awe of it’s deliciousness, and having that meaningful conversation with your family?! Yea, well, dinner sucked (totally NOT my fault, this time), my toddler ended up in time out and my hubby tried his hardest to ignore the chaos around us. As we were cleaning up (and throwing away way too much food), I looked at him and said, “I just feel super inadequate today, like I am not doing a good job at life. The house is a wreck, my kid is having a meltdown and we are all going to bed hungry. Are we sure we want to increase the level of chaos by adding another kid?!” (lol) He immediately responded with; “well, you just need to stop thinking that right now, you are amazing!”
Too often we create a standard for life. Y’all, Mondays just suck. Sometimes we have to live hard days, to realize how good the great days are! Thankfully, days like yesterday are few and far between…but there are seasons, where it feels like we are barely surviving everyday.
I got my toddler to bed (in record time), my hubby found a snack and I sat in the recliner about to watch The Bachelor (Not-so-reality-reality-television is my escape) and decided that one main reason my Monday was not so great, was my way of thinking. So I changed it.
*I was able to drop my son off at a safe school where he came home talking about the letter “S”
*I was able to go to the grocery and buy my family plenty of food
*I was able to drink tons of cold water all day any time I wanted
*I was able to feed my family a hot meal and even though it did not taste super great, that’s irrelevant
*I was able to take a LONNG hot shower (and uninterrupted lol which we all know is a luxury for sure!)
*I was able to text encouragement to my BFF about her bad day at work and realize we weren’t alone
*I was able to tuck my son into a comfy bed where he would sleep comfortably all night
*I am married to a guy that laughs through a not so great meal, never insults my cooking, helps me clean the kitchen and gives me control of the tv on days I just need a minute
Instantly, I felt better. I realized that while moments of the day are incredibly stressful, when I look at the big picture, I can find good in just about everything. Or maybe I can justify the yuck, by concentrating on the blessings.
So today, I am not even going there. I am not wasting a second, getting stressed by life’s chaotic moments…WE are rocking at this life thing!!!!
Okay, so on that note…
I gotta wrap this up and go clean up the goldfish my toddler just spilled all over the carpet! 😉
Happy Tuesday Y’all!!!