Well hello again,
First off I would like to say Thank You to the handful of people who come to my blog daily. I am very greatful for you and all the new people who are joining me as well. Over the next few months you will notice my blog go through many changes as I am setting it up. I will be changing a few things lay out wise. I am also working on social media accounts. Those will come a few months from now. I want to have my blog all set up how I want it to be before I start focusing on social media accounts but they are in the works!
Thank you for the support you guys have given me and the kind words you have said to me. I am very greatful for all of you! I will be as open and honest with you all within limits because let’s be real somethings should not be posted for the world to see.
So with all of that being said thank you again and I hope you stick with me while I set up my blog a little better.
Today was a rough day filled with whining and crying. Today was filled with patients, love and some times anger. My child was testing the waters today to see what she can get away with. Children know what they are allowed can and can not do. There are times where they like to test you. They will do things they know they aren’t allowed to do and somehow manage to make you feel like a bad parent with there alligator tears.
Today I felt like a bad parent saying no for most of the morning, having conversations about good choices and time outs. I always feel guilty when my kiddo is crying in a time out, however; I don’t want her to think she can get away with anything.
I was scrolling on pinterest (I have a mild obsession when it comes to pinterest) I found the perfect quote.
When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, its our job to share our calm, not join their chaos -L.R. Knost
This quote was exactly what I needed to read in the middle of our big emotion morning. We were both upset, and angry at each other this morning. We sat on the couch 10 times this morning and had conversations about listening. At the time it felt pointless having the same conversation over and over but somehow my words came through and she finally listened to me.
Once the morning was over our day got better. We had our listening ears, kind hands and semi inside voices back. Some days start out rocky, where we should go back to bed and try to start over. If we were to determined how our day will go based off one bad hour everyone’s day would be rough. Take the rough time and turn it into something wonderful.
Today has been a crazy long day! With my kiddo being sick the past week I have regained my appreciation for sleep. Running on fumes today at work it feels great to lay in my bed with peace and quit. I normally hate the house being quit but after today like today it is peaceful.
I got out of work a little later than I normally do so by the time we got home my daughter was passed out in the car, SCORE! Now if you are a parent you know how HARD it is to transfer a child without waking them up. They look like sweat, precious angels but in reality its like carrying a bomb. No Joke! Just one wrong move, light in the eyes, laying them down incorrectly and BAM they are awake. My child wont just be awake for 10-15 minutes, no shes awake for hours after a bad transfer, however; the odds were in my favor tonight and she stayed asleep.
I was able to pick up the house a tad from this morning. I had 15 min to get ready, everything gathered and out the door this morning. Of course with me sleeping in more than I should I run around the house like a chicken with its head cut off trying to hurry and gather everything I needed along with what my child needed for the day.
I’m just going to be real with y’all. I’m not a morning person, I set 4 alarms and end up getting up on the 4th alarm. I really like my sleep and waking up super early to get all done up is not my thing. Don’t get me wrong I love doing my make up and hair, however; I do not get enough sleep to wake up an extra hour early to do all that stuff. A good tip and what I do instead is shower the night before, dry your hair and do it. I love to curl my hair but, that takes a good hour to do. At night I will curl my hair put it in the highest pony or bun (Go with the curl do not fight the curl) sleep on it, wake up shake it out put on my 2 min face make up and im ready to go. (After I brush my teeth and use my mouth wash of course)
Doing my hair the night before is a life saver. But when I don’t do that a good o pony or bun works just fine! Just remember no matter what have confidence and do what makes you happy. If that is waking up 2 hours early or sleeping in. You do You that is the only thing that matters.
Today is the day where my motivation begins. Today is the day I start everything back up that I have been neglecting over the past year. Today is the day I get my shit together and stop putting everything off.
I have said this to myself over and over again the past few months. I keep telling myself today the day I start working out again, or today’s the day I organize my closet and keep it clean. Its time to stop being lazy for the most part and just do it. Work hard, save hard and spend a few extra minutes to do what needs to be done. That way when I have motivation to finally do it I wont feel overwhelmed like I am today.
My house is clean, as clean as it can be with a 3 year old, but today is the day that I plan on organizing all of the closets in our house to make more sense for our everyday life. Instead of throwing clothes behind a closed door. As long its shut behind a door it doesn’t exist right? I know almost everyone has one thing they HATE doing. For me that is laundry. I will wash it and dry it all day long but when it comes to folding it and putting it away I fail.
But no more today is the day where everything is cleaned and put away!