Thank you to my friend Story over at Sometimes It’s Hard for giving me a little nudge and allowing myself to feel like I can write without polishing. A list it shall be.
I’m linking up with Jaime at James and Jax to celebrate the things I’m doing right, which I so desperately need to stop and examine because the last few weeks have been exhausting. It seems I am not to get a break this winter and instead each member of the family is going to contract every possible germ in the area. Thankfully, the baby’s double ear infection is clearing up and I think (knocks on wood) we’re all on the mend.
So what have I done right lately? When I stop being so hard on myself, quite a bit as it turns out.
- When faced with a baby who screamed from 8pm to 4am last Wednesday night, I stayed calm, asked for help, and did whatever I could to make the baby comfortable. She finally crashed, laying her body across me, and there was a moment of sweetness in being her home.
- Instead of losing my mind when my plans to shop at Target (for the dish detergent we desperately needed) fell apart, I just texted my mom for some help. I asked for a few Cascade pods to get me through a couple of days. She showed up with two big boxes.
- Every time the preschooler or the toddler have pushed my buttons today, I stopped and took a breath before speaking or opening a door. I needed that breath and I’m glad I remembered it.
So that’s it. Because it’s late and I’m sure the baby will need me tonight. What are you doing right these days?