I am a person and parent that gets flustered easily. That is one of my shortcomings. When I am out of my element, I struggle.
I'm finding myself being challenged with the boys right now. We're staying at my family's house. The boys are into everything, and it is quite difficult to calm them down. They are perfecting their skills at ignoring everything I say. Because we are out of our home, routine, and normal surroundings, I cannot get a break from them. My patience is wearing thin. I am constantly saying "no" and running around to keep them occupied and out of trouble.
I am overwhelmed, and it is stressing me out. When I am stressed, I am cranky. I am hoping that a few minutes of deep breaths will help because right now I could use all the help I can get.
No matter how challenging they are, there are moments each day that make me smile. These are the moments that I will remember, all the rest doesn't matter.