Honestly, it’s been a shitty day.
I haven’t showered, my laundry’s piling up, nothing on my LONG to-do list is getting done, and you may not be able to tell, but I am covered in a fine layer of baby drool. There may also be baby poop under my one fingernail—I can’t be sure.
This outfit was meant to be worn out for a walk that never happened. I was bummed earlier today, ’cause absolutely nothing was going my way. However, in the stillness of bedtime, with a sleepy baby in my arms and a farting pup at my feet, there’s nothing to do but pause and put things into perspective.
Today is done, and we’ll (hopefully) reset tomorrow. It’s true what they say: “The days are long, but the years are short.” While today was a bit of a nightmare, it’s but a tiny blip in what has generally been a beautiful little chapter of my/our life so far. I don’t mean to push my crappy feelings aside. I’m just trying to look at my life through a wider lens so that I don’t miss out on the good, especially when there’s so much around me. For example, (I think) Miles started waving today! Even if he doesn’t know what the gesture means, the joy of watching that chubby little arm waving in the air is almost enough to make an exhausted mom forget about all the screaming that nearly rendered her deaf in one ear.