You ever had one of those days? Ever had one of those weeks, months, years? The days where the tears reside just under the surface for the whole day waiting to spill out. The days where you spend the entire day giving time outs. Except they are to yourself. The days where 5 o’clock when the hubby comes home can’t come fast enough. An then he is late….
I had one of those days today. For no particular reason. The kids weren’t being awful, I didn’t get a speeding ticket, the toilet didn’t overflow. I just had a day where my breaking point was particularly low. And despite a nap and an aspirin the splitting headache wasn’t going anywhere.
Some days you just gotta give yourself a break. Let the TV babysit for a while and don’t feel a lick of guilt about it. Throw the kids (not literally please) at the hubby and retreat up to your bedroom for a bit when he gets home. Hopefully he gets the hint and makes dinner and tells the kids not to disturb you as my wonderful hubby did today. Watch fluffy TV or read a trashy magazine. Take a long bubble bath. Just give yourself a break. If you have parents close by, call on them. That trusted friend…well she should know what to do the second she hears your voice.
Truly ladies, let’s stop acting like Super Mom and cut ourselves some slack. Sometimes life is just too much and we need a break. If your family hasn’t learned it by now, if Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. You can embroider that one on a wall hanging and prominently display it on the mantle, lest anyone forget. But if you’re anything like me, you won’t let them.
This post isn’t meant to be a downer, just a moment of being real, cause that is where I am at today. However, if you want to laugh your booty off and didn’t join me yesterday, here is something a little more light hearted. It is one of my personal faves.
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