Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I'll take it

Today was quite a day. We never made it out of the house despite my best efforts. Cruze took one nap instead of two, DESPITE MY VERY BEST EFFORTS. It just seemed like everything about today was insane. I was having a moment and thinking to myself about all the things that were stressing me out at the moment. Imagine if you will, THREE cloth diaper fails, a sink that just did not want to stay empty, me dropping any and everything all day including... not exactly clean cloth diapers (IMAGINE) all over the place and on multiple occasions, a baby that woke up way earlier than expected while I was trying to power my way through homework, a very rushed shower with a very annoyed baby screaming at me in his jumper and an almost very sad accident involving a frazzled mama (me), a highchair and a sweet baby boy. Nothing seemed to be going right.

As I was standing in the middle of a room that seemed like a tornado had just destroyed it leaving only toys thrown about as evidence and a still screaming boy, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and all I could do was laugh. Laugh at the thought of seeing fear in my husbands face when he would soon walk into his home to find a ginormous mess of a family room and a wife who had half of her unbrushed hair in a clip with the rest of her hair falling down, dark circles under her eyes and wearing the craziest outfit combo that probably exists. All I could do was laugh. And it was just what I needed to let all of the stress of the day go, grab a hold of myself and decide that although not perfect (clearly) my life is so full of joy and happiness and yes, laughter that, I'll take it. I'll take the crazy days, the chaos, the yelling baby, the jelly smeared across my leggings and the unkempt hair days. It's only a small price to pay for all the good I have in my life and part of the memories I'll one day look back on with fondness.

Mama said there'd be days like this... It's true. And while crazy, I cherish them. They're what keep me grounded and what reminds me of just how sweet my life truly is.


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