Monday, November 26, 2012

The Very Cranky Mom

See this sour face? This is how yesterday felt... haha.
Don't worry, I'm not cranky right now. It was yesterday. I am convinced this happens to every mom at least a few times in their life! Maybe it was because Elsie was a little tired and grumpy, or the fact that I had only slept about 4 hours (but really, what else is new...), or because my skin is looking particularly awful lately... I don't know. Anyway, it turned into a bad day kind of early on.

Before you start chanting "Negative Nancy!", allow me to share just a couple of stories.... But beware, they are a little bit gruesome...
Okay, that "Negative Nancy" comment is WAY lame. But it made me laugh, so I'm leaving it there.

First off, while we were at church, Elsie was really hungry, but she wouldn't eat. I don't know if anyone else has this happen to them, but it was SO frustrating! I missed most of Sacrament Meeting because of it.

Then, I changed her diaper in the mother's room (this is the gruesome part...), and when I threw it in the garbage, the whole room instantly filled with the stench of a toddler's diaper that had probably been sitting in there since the previous Sunday. Yuck! And I still had to put Elsie's new diaper on, so we both endured that for one whole minute...

and THEN, as we were driving home (a 30 minute drive because we were visiting another ward), Elsie was crying nonstop! This is where my sweet husband stepped in. He offered to sit in the back seat with Elsie while I drove because he could see how frustrated I was getting. Somehow, he managed to keep her calm for about 15 minutes! Hurray! You know, now that I think of it, maybe she was just so disturbed by the diaper incident that she just had to cry. I kind of felt the same way... haha.

We tried to take a nap before dinner time, but my mind was racing and I couldn't sleep. But then I looked next to me, and I felt like the luckiest girl in the world! There was my little baby girl, actually snuggling with me, which doesn't happen all that much anymore. And next to her was my wonderful husband, sound asleep. This is my life. This is what it's all about. I love these two SO much! And just like that, my bad day turned into a good day. And I just had to take a picture of them because they were both laying the same way. :)

Want to know the coolest part of all this? Today is totally different already. Today I woke up feeling like life is perfect. I didn't mind that Elsie was about to wake up at 5 am. I was just happy. And that's how it goes sometimes. Sometimes I completely ruin a day with my bad attitude, but it's okay. Life goes on.

"Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?" -Anne of Green Gables

1 comment:

  1. Negative Nancy? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA you kill me KK. I love you. Hope your day is a lot smoother. And I love that quote from Anne of Green Gables :-) <3