I’ll tell ya what I want (what I really, really want), but first, let me tell you why! Have you ever had one of those not-so-glamorous weeks in mom world, where it seems that everything is spinning in the wrong direction? That’s been my week.
It all started when my five-year-old decided it was time to give himself a haircut! I found a few clumps of hair, some scissors, and scraps of paper under the chair he had been sitting on, and initially feared his sister (who is three) had given herself a new hairstyle. Nope! It was the older one! I thought he was much too old and “mature” for this, but I was wrong. Lesson learned?
My husband and I got hit with a NASTY stomach flu this past week, and -as you know- there are no sick days in mom world, so the challenge of keeping up with our remarkably energetic kids this week has been particularly challenging! We are finally starting to feel better, and with this week marking our 14th wedding anniversary, I really wanted to at least make my honey a card!
The kids and I headed to the craft room to paint. Once they were done, I put on a show for them in the living room and returned to my project. I guess I should have known better, because in the short time I took for myself, the kids turned the living room into a total disaster area. Don’t take my word for it though; I have proof (note, if you will, my very favorite breakfast cereal, ground into the carpet)!
I don’t know exactly what it was about this week; maybe moms really do set the tone for the home, and the kids just couldn’t handle me being sick? I feel like this is just a little out of hand though. For instance, my three-year-old was literally crying because she doesn’t want me to wear my hair in a braid. You can’t make this stuff up, folks…
Okay, that’s not the whole of it, but it gives you a good flavor for my week so far! The short version is, I am so ready to feel all the way well, and I am praying that next week will be SO. MUCH. BETTER! As I’m coming down from my “grumpy cloud,” I’m starting to think about this post I wrote about staring over the day and I’m thinking it’s time for a re-read once I’m done with this post!
Getting Back On Track…
With Mother’s Day approaching fast, I have been trying to think of a fabulous, kid-friendly DIY to share with you, but as I am still trying to just get well, I have come up with exactly zilch! This is a first for me, as I usually have more ideas rolling around in my mind than I could ever create, and more than a little frustrating. How excited was I when I opened my email and found this great post, full of kid-friendly crafts from Connie Deal that would make great Mother’s Day gifts! I am also still in love with my Mother’s Day DIY from last year, and you can snag your free printable and instructions for how to make your own here!
What I really want for Mother’s Day is to be appreciated, loved, listened to (the first time, ideally) and given a little grace as I am human and have needs, too! We mothers may be the buttons that hold everything together, but even our threads need a little reinforcing now and then! Oh, and if anyone wants to give me a gift and some coffee in addition I won’t say no! 😉
What do really want for Mothers Day? Share in the comments below, or on one of my social media pages! Happy Mother’s Day!
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