and days like this too shall pass

Today I sat in my car and wanted to cry.

I had to take a deep breath and tell myself that they’re just kids and unfortunately sometimes this is what kids do.

Parenting is the hardest thing besides a marriage. I’m not sure which one is harder, but they’re both pretty dang hard. Parenting and marriage become not hard when you choose to give up. That is something I will never do with either.

My son is probably one of the best, well behaved little boys out there. Yet today, he was completely defiant to me. Anything I told him to do he wouldn’t do…. anything I told him not to do he’d do.

I am sitting here…. literally done. My brain hurts, I’m exhausted, and I want nothing more than my children to just go to bed. And my house to be magically put back together.

But the reality is they’re not going to go to bed right now, I actually will have to put this house back together manually {myself}, and this is the life of a stay at home mom.  It’s exhausting yet so rewarding at the same time.  Not every day is bad, and not every day is good…. but every day I am here with them and I need to remember that they need their mother to be patient with them, and I need to remember that this will pass.  The days where my biggest concern is my son pushing my daughter on the merry go round when I asked him not to will be a day I really wish I could go back to.

These days that end with me literally drained from brain to the tips of my toes are days like this…..
and the day these little beauties of mine are all grown up and moments like these have passed I will definitely wish I could go back and soak it back in.
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