That’s right, it’s been one of those days. A day where you have a list of things to do and a mountain of laundry literally almost as high as your kitchen counter……..and everything seems to go wrong.
It actually started off not too bad. Our beautiful toddler woke up with happy with a smile on her face….but things only seemed to go downhill from there. I was her jungle gym during my workout, which I have no problem with,gets me quicker results.😜 But then suddenly she disappears. And it’s super quiet, like the calm before the storm and you know something is going on. You pause your workout at go look….Sure enough, she’s gone and helped herself to mommy’s collection of books. Yes, I know, I know, probably shouldn’t have them toddler level but we are trying (key word trying) to house proof our baby, not the other way around. But that was okay too, I put the book back on the shelf; explained to her that it is a no, no book. No harm done. But the day goes own. The beautiful toddler isn’t smiling anymore. One second she’s following you around, crying because she couldn’t have the cleaning rag. Next second she’s off to dunk some laundry in the toilet. Then she refuses to eat all her lunch. About 20 mins later she’s looking up at you with puppy eyes holding a granola bar or a bag of gummies she fished out of the snack drawer. Now it’s time for what you hope will be a nice long nap to refresh that cranky little bundle of cute…. No, that’s not happening. About 45 mins later she’s standing in her crib demanding to get out. And the fun continues… you close the snack cabinet for the umpteenth time. You think the bathroom doors are closed, but then you hear the toilet lid bang. You think the garbage is out of her reach until she’s looking up at you grinning….. with a soiled wet wipe in her hand! Insert gag here!! And so on….Your frustration level rises higher and higher… What are you going to do? Yell, scream, pull your hair out, run away……..?
No…you are gonna take a deep breath and thank God for this beautiful child He has given you……. For you can never say you are bored. You are going to steal a moment and slip into your room alone and kneel to pray… Because you cannot do this alone. You are going to smile and explain to your sweet child AGAIN why she can’t have gummies or granola bars for breakfast, lunch and supper. why? I’ll tell you why. Because the second they give you that sweet kiss, that heartwarming smile, that giant hug, you realize they are worth every second of the bad days. God has given us only a short time with these precious toddlers. So when the day gets rough, and your temper is short., take a break and talk to God. He will refresh you, He will help you stumble through the rest of the day.
And He will open your eyes to all the blessings in disguise.