Great Mother's Day Gift
I had a bad mommy day today (we all have them, right?). The kids have been sick (cough, cold & tummy), so we've been cooped up in the house all week. I get a little stir-crazy if I don't get out of the house once a day. My normal daily habit is to hit the YMCA most mornings where I get a good workout and a break from the kids for a bit while they play with other kids. Sick kids = none of the above. :(
It's not a good sign when you change 2 gross diapers before 8:30am. Then clean up a super-stinky poopy accident all over the bathroom. Then try to handle a couple of stressful work tasks. Then clean up eggs that your sweet son cracked all over your freshly mopped floor. All the while listening to my ususally tender-hearted son practice 3yr old SASS!
I called my mom at 11am to ask for prayer. I was feeling really down-trodden, discouraged and worn out. She was great to encourage me, first affirming that I'm not a bad mommy. Then singing the song "Mama said there'd be days like these". She reminded me that we all have bad days - and good ones will be around the corner. She was the perfect sounding board.
We had a few more mishaps throughout the day, but there were some good moments. The best part was when I played with sidewalk chalk with the 3 kiddos. I traced the outlines of my 3 kids, then they all 3 worked together to trace my body. It was the best warm-fuzzy feeling to have them working together on a project that showed their love for me. That's the best mother's day present a mom can get, right?
So I'm looking for sunshine tomorrow. And thanking God for the rainbows in today's frustration.