Once in a while, I have bad mommy days. I hate having days like this. It is at these times that I am at my worst. Being overtired or just plain in a bad mood shows through to my kids. My patience is lacking. I reprimand too often, and I frequently raise my voice. There is no excuse for these days.
Mothering my children is the task that I am proudest of. I have such guilt on the days when I know I'm not giving it my all. My one saving grace on these bad days is nap time. I am so thankful that both boys still nap. I sometimes take one too. On the bad days though, I like to take a minute and reflect on what I'm doing wrong and pray for the patience I need to make the afternoon better. Sometimes that is all I need to change the day, and even if that isn't enough I always know tomorrow will be better.
These days just drag me down though and make me feel awful. Anyone else have bad days like this?
Yesterday was one of the bad days for me, but today is one of the many great and amazing days that I get to spend laughing with my boys. I hate that I have days of cranky moods with the kids, but at least the good days far, far outweigh the bad ones. I'm working on finding a better me that doesn't let the little irritations of life interfere with how I care for my kids.
Thankfully, I can say that today is a new day, and it's all good moods here.