A few hours ago I was fed up. I had declared this day to be “one of my worst mommy days ever” and was literally ready for it to be tomorrow. Ok, so sometimes I can be a little dramatic… I’m sure I have had worse days but this day was seriously horrible.
A little background: Both my children have bronchitis which meant I was tired from being up a lot the night before cleaning out noses. It also meant the boys were extremely cranky because they were not feeling well. On top of this I think they gave me some of their sick germs because I was was congested and feeling a head cold coming on.
Since it was the weekend most of you moms out there would assume that I probably had help. Nope, not the case. Daddy was working which meant I was home alone. I was dealing with things up until that point but then I got a call from Sinisa that he was working 5 hours longer than he was originally scheduled to. This is when I lost it and demanded that he tell his boss no he couldn’t work overtime because he needed to go home to his family. Oh. Yes. I. Did. Long story short he stayed at work and when he came home I was in a better mood.
BECAUSE I PUT THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE…
Sinisa was working all day BUT at least he has a job.
My kids are sick BUT at least they are home and not sick enough they had to be hospitalized.
Lucas didn’t want to take his medicine BUT at least we had insurance to pay for the medicine.
Jacob wiped snot all over me continuously BUT at least we had tissues he could have used.
Lucas spit carrots in my face BUT at least I had a sense of humor.
Jacob was cranky BUT at least he has toys to play with and TV to take his mind off of being sick.
Lucas had major diarrhea BUT at least I have other diapers and clothes to put him in.
Jacob dumped two bowls full of food on the ground BUT at least he has food to eat.
Lucas cried a lot BUT at least he can vocalize his feelings.
As for me-
I’m tired BUT at least I have a warm bed to crawl into.
I have a messy house BUT at least I have a roof over my head.
I have a huge to-do list BUT at least I have opportunities for future personal growth.
I was frustrated BUT at least I have friends to talk to that reassure me that things will get better.
I had a hard day BUT at least I am alive and have a family to complain about.
AND I have an awesome little sister who, as I type, is making homemade cookies *and she even offered to let me lick the spoon*. Chocolate cookies make everything a little better, don’t ya think? :)
5 thoughts on “Just a Bit of Perspective…”
Beautiful. We must always be thankful even during the tough times. Thanks for stopping over and visiting with me. Take care and God Bless.
What a lovely post! I needed that bit of perspective. Thanks for reminding me that we should always be grateful for what we have because it could be worse.
As a mom of 3 and grandmom of 5 I found your list of what to be grateful for such a wonderful way to put our “small” problems in perspective in light of what it could really be. Good for you and a good lesson to us all.
You never fail to amaze me and inspire me to better. <3
i know this is an old post but i just read it and it made me cry like a dork because i was sitting here super frustrated with how things were going and just feeling angry in general.thank you for putting things back in perspective for me.i’m going to bookmark this and read it whenever i’m feeling like this.