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.