Today has been a horrible day. One of those days that make me want to pack up my favorite items (namely my antique amber necklace and my iPad) and run away from home and follow Dessa around Germany. I know when I write on this blog post it’s often about things that I feel very passionate about, but this week I’m largely too tired to stay passionate.
So, in the spirit of normalizing the ups and downs of being a mom, here’s my week:
1) We spent the holiday weekend giving the kids their own rooms for the first time since my son was born. There was more yelling than I’d like to admit, each day was very long and tiring for all of us, the kids ended watching more movies than usual, but the house is cleaner than it has been in ages and I love how it all turned out.
2) I’m also happy to say that my son is now able to fall asleep on his own. He wasn’t before; he was too scared in his old room. OK, so our rescue dog Harley is in there while my on falls asleep, but it’s progress, right? And yes, we’ve spent almost 7 years helping my worried son go to sleep.
3) Tonight was the last official troop meeting for my daughter’s girl scout troop; I’m troop leader, and I have to admit that I spent pretty much the entire year not actually knowing what I was doing. Case in point? Tonight we were teaching the girls how to start a fire and guess what I forgot? Matches. I have to say, though….I think the girls had a fun year. That’s what counts, right?
4) I forgot we ran out of eggs so when I went to make pancakes for dinner tonight, I had to figure out a substitution. We’re out of applesauce, too, so that was out. After consulting the interwebs, I ended up subbing in….Miracle Whip. Nobody noticed, and it wasn’t bad.
So with that, I’ll see where next week finds me; hopefully in a better place than today.