Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rough Day

Today was one of those days. It was a very rough day. We are all feeling better but we are not yet 100%. The kids were both grouchy. Nothing would make the baby happy. He was just in an irritable mood. This put our daughter in a grouchy place because she couldn't make it better for her brother no matter how hard she tried. This was frustrating for her which in turn put her in an irritable mood, too. The two of them being irritable put me in the same place. So, there we were, the three of us, all in irritable moods. I had wanted to get some things accomplished. Being sick put us behind on so many daily things that need to get done to make home life go smoothly. These things were not being accomplished because of the irritable little ones. At this point, I threw up my hands and said, "Forget the housework, let's go for a picnic." We dropped everything, packed a lunch and met Daddy at the park by his work for an impromptu picnic and romp on the playground. Ahhh, it didn't fix the day but it certainly made it more manageable.

Lesson for the day...It is futile to try to fight against the flow of a bad day. Love the kids despite their grouchiness and look for way to have fun as a family instead of being irritable with each other.

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