I have been frustrated many times with my children who were most likely just crying out for some quiet, one-on-one attention. Tuesday is our busiest day (Wednesday is also pretty busy....) and it can all just be a bit much sometimes.
My children were really off today. They broke our birdbath, played with the hose in the freezing cold just before dark, bounced our flower arbour (still no flowers on it) around the front yard, found Stuart's facepaint and used it without asking, fussed and whined and complained about everything. I didn't even want to see them by the end of the day.
Saraya didn't do any official homeschooling until 1 o'clock this afternoon.
She whinged the whole way through it.
We were totally out of routine.
I am really, really, nauseatingly tired today.
I spent too much while grocery shopping.
I ate 2 and a half cinnamon donuts, half a big packet of Deli-Rock rice crisps (oh yum) and drank 2 cups of coffee this afternoon. And very little else. :( Totally not me. Obviously seeking some comfort food!
Stu is settling a very unhappy William to sleep......... and I just don't want to go help him.
I'm sitting here blogging and drinking red wine. I still haven't cleaned up the dinner dishes. :(
Yep, this is me, transparent me at the end of a too-long, too-busy, too-everything day. Thought I'd be real here, through thick and thin!
The positive spin? Well, all 3 children will be asleep soon. I know tomorrow will be a great day because really yuck days are always followed by really great ones. Don't ask me why! I guess everyone is trying hard, I am aware of doing a better job, we'll all have a good sleep and feel better in the morning.
I will sit and cuddle my husband soon, and that always makes me feel better.
Another thing that's just come to mind. An old man who was behind us in the checkout today spoke to me after watching me and the children for awhile.
He said, "Excuse me, I just wanted to say that you have a beautiful family. As you get older you realise that it doesn't matter what you achieve in life, or what you build up. The important thing is the legacy you leave behind you- your children. What they are capable of, their abilities, and the values you teach them."
Yep, he is so spot-on. I thanked him, assured him I couldn't agree more (even on a bad day :)) and he said "God bless you" and smiled such a re-assuring, lovely, wise smile I almost wanted to hug him and adopt him as my Grandpa. :)
So I will sit and think about that conversation some more tonight. And tomorrow will be a better day.