Friday, March 19, 2010


Times have been hard lately. Well, not THAT hard but harder for me. I know there are people out there that have it much worse. In the heat of the moment though, I don’t always think of that. I try to remind myself that I don’t have it THAT bad. Natalie was sick with a cold for 2 weeks and from that cold she got a double ear infection. ¾ of the way through her cold I got the same cold. We were both sick and whiny and miserable. Then because of the ear infections she started not sleeping. If you have ever had a baby with an ear infection, you know exactly what I mean. They are miserable but there isn’t a whole lot you can do to help them. It’s a very helpless feeling and one of the worst ones that comes with being a parent. I will admit there were many days in the last 2 weeks that I wished I was somewhere else, I wished someone could come take my child so I could just lay on the couch, I wished that Hubby could take the day off so that I could relax and get well. Those wishes didn’t come true. Instead, Natalie and I endured the 2 weeks together, we fought through it and now we are so much better! After it all she has become very whiny and clingy to me though. I leave the house and she is fine with daddy but the minute I come home she is whining at my feet. I think it’s just a phase, I am crossing my fingers it’s just a phase. In lieu of all that I wanted to share a few things I remind myself to be grateful for when bedtime seems so far away.

I have an amazing Hubby and father for Natalie. I’m not a single mother, even though it feels like it some days. He still comes home at the end of the day and tells me he loves me no matter what kind of day he has had.

My daughter is healthy (for the most part) and living and loving. She’s amazing. She makes me smile so many times a day and we laugh out loud like we have our own inside jokes but she can’t talk.

I get to stay home all day long doing the things I love. It’s not always easy but it’s where I WANT to be.

We don’t have to worry about money or bills being paid. We have a house to live in and never have to worry where our next meal will come from.

My Hubby spoils me. He really does, I don’t like admitting it but he is wonderful to me.

I have great family and friends that are always there to support me even if I’m upset over something small.

These are just a few things I like to remind myself when it seems like our bad day will never end. I tell myself tomorrow is a new day and I’m the only one who can wipe the slate clean and try to make tomorrow better than today!!


Mindy said...

Oh, I so understand the desire to just be sick and to just take care of your own needs as a mom! It is such challenge. I'm going through that today. I've been trying to do the same thing - take a step back and appreciate the good things. Thanks for the reminder.

Mommy Is Green said...

I think we have so much in common. We have been sick too. My son wasn't sleeping so great either. And my husband is wonderful too. I know how you feel when sick days are rough but I'm where I want to be as well. Love the look of your site. Great banner of your cutie pie!