Friday, January 8, 2010

My Day.

Today was the longest day ever. Lydia didn't nap, though she desperately needed it. My 7 month old who should be napping "2-3 naps daily from 1-3 hours each" clocked 1 nap today for 15 minutes.

But I'm not going to mention that, because I am trying to be positive.

Thanks to a late night of cleaning, we woke up this morning to a spotless house. However, by the afternoon, the entire home looked like it had been recently burgled.

But I'm not going to mention that, because I am trying to be positive.

Shane worked late again, so I had to take both kids to the grocery store tonight. I was charged twice for my organic onions and when I asked the checker to fix it, she said (in between the smacking of her gum) that I had to go to customer service, pointing to the huge line with one of her bejeweled acrylic nails.

But I'm not going to mention that, because I am trying to be positive.

Just as I was about to leave Lydia's room after reading stories and tucking her in, she spilled her bedside water all over her sheets and pjs and we had to spend 20 minutes changing bedding and clothes.

But I'm not going to mention that, because I am trying to be positive.

What I am going to mention is that when I was trying to empty the dishwasher, I laid Collin on a blanket with a couple toys and asked Lydia to watch him for a moment. When I was finished, I came into the living room to find that Lydia had created a baby haven of toys, pillows and blankets, just for him.


What I am going to mention is that at the grocery store, Collin was so exhausted from not napping, that he actually fell asleep in the cart. This allowed Lydia and I to have a little mommy-daughter date at the deli while he slept. Corn dogs and slurpies with my girl.

What I am going to mention is that when I was putting Lydia to bed tonight, I had her laughing so hard by mixing up words in her "Fancy Nancy" book, that I thought she just might wet her pants. When I replaced the word "Extraordinary" with "Banana Belly" - she laughed harder than I have ever seen her laugh.

What I am going to mention is that just a few minutes ago, I went upstairs and held each of my sleeping children, just to hold them close. Collin relaxed into my arms and I thought to myself, if only we could remember what it felt like when our own mothers held us as babies. It must have been the most comfortable and safe feeling imaginable. When I held Lydia, she woke up just long enough to tell me "I love you Mommy", before failing back asleep with a small smile on her face.

Those are the things I will mention. It was a good day.


18 PEOPLE HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY:


Grami's girls said...
Enjoyed your post. We should always focus on the positive. Sometimes it's sooo hard.
Nickie said...
very sweet!
Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...
What a sweet post.....
joyq said...
It is so hard to be transparent as a mom and not come off as whiny! You did a perfect job of showing *BOTH* sides to a moms day! Well done!!
Stacy said...
That is so sweet! I absolutely love it when I get one of my girls alone without the other. The whole dynamic changes!
Green Acres in the City said...
There you go Mama, that's what is all about. Ups and downs but far more ups. No naps must have been in the air, Henry only took 1 also! :-)
Rachel said...
That was so cute! As long as you end up on a I love you MOM you did well. Your a good mom.
Laura said...
I so empathize with your day in both aspects...the not so positive moments that make us think can we really make it through this day and then the ones that give us enough fuel and power to last the rest of the week!
The Wheeler's said...
It is very hard to stay positive when you day is like that. My days have been like that a lot lately and I just need to remember to stay positive and enjoy my little girl while she is still little.
Molly and Wayne said...
I remember having this amazing big sister who would take me on dates, have slumber parties with me, put face masks on my friends and I, and always taught me how the Nordstrom girls are one of a kind.... Whoever that big sister was, I'm sure is an amazing mother, and her kids are seriously so lucky! I love you natalie
Dave and Abby said...
Hey I remember that same big sister! Thanks Nat.
Mark said...
You are such a great mommy!! What an incredibly sweet post! Lisa
Lisa B. said...
Ooops, I was in my husband's account again :) That's me above :) Lisa
Modern Crush said...
Loved this - puts everything into perspective. These are wonderful thoughts to reflect upon, you will have me thinking about the things in my life today. xo!
Brittany said...
Loved this post! :)
Are You Serious! said...
♥ I so loved it!!! I'm so glad you posted it!!!1
Melanie Anne said...
Oh natalie what a sweet post! I am sorry you had a rough day--but what a beautiful way to turn it around!
Julie said...
Lovely post, sometimes at the end of the day all is forgotten when you look into their sleeping faces. I love holding them when they are asleep too.

18 comments:

Grami's girls said...

Enjoyed your post. We should always focus on the positive. Sometimes it's sooo hard.

Nickie said...

very sweet!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a sweet post.....

joyq said...

It is so hard to be transparent as a mom and not come off as whiny! You did a perfect job of showing *BOTH* sides to a moms day! Well done!!

Stacy said...

That is so sweet! I absolutely love it when I get one of my girls alone without the other. The whole dynamic changes!

Green Acres in the City said...

There you go Mama, that's what is all about. Ups and downs but far more ups. No naps must have been in the air, Henry only took 1 also! :-)

Rachel said...

That was so cute! As long as you end up on a I love you MOM you did well.
Your a good mom.

Laura said...

I so empathize with your day in both aspects...the not so positive moments that make us think can we really make it through this day and then the ones that give us enough fuel and power to last the rest of the week!

The Wheeler's said...

It is very hard to stay positive when you day is like that. My days have been like that a lot lately and I just need to remember to stay positive and enjoy my little girl while she is still little.

Molly and Wayne said...

I remember having this amazing big sister who would take me on dates, have slumber parties with me, put face masks on my friends and I, and always taught me how the Nordstrom girls are one of a kind.... Whoever that big sister was, I'm sure is an amazing mother, and her kids are seriously so lucky! I love you natalie

Dave and Abby said...

Hey I remember that same big sister!
Thanks Nat.

Mark said...

You are such a great mommy!! What an incredibly sweet post!

Lisa

Lisa B. said...

Ooops, I was in my husband's account again :) That's me above :)

Lisa

Modern Crush said...

Loved this - puts everything into perspective. These are wonderful thoughts to reflect upon, you will have me thinking about the things in my life today. xo!

Brittany said...

Loved this post! :)

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I so loved it!!! I'm so glad you posted it!!!1

Melanie Anne said...

Oh natalie what a sweet post! I am sorry you had a rough day--but what a beautiful way to turn it around!

Julie said...

Lovely post, sometimes at the end of the day all is forgotten when you look into their sleeping faces. I love holding them when they are asleep too.

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