Hey Friends, How are you??? I have to admit, I've been struggling lately. I've been discouraged, overwhelmed, and so SO tired. Swede was sick, then Abel was sick, then I was sick, and now Abel is going through a fun little sleep regression. I've had some difficult moments. Remember that 2016 Goal to be more FUN? I'm not sure I've made that much progress.
However, I had the [absurdly obvious] realization the other day that there are going to be lousy moments pretty much every single day, but it's my choice whether to focus on them, or to let it go and focus on the good moments, which are also a daily occurrence. Such as Tuesday when Swede told me I'm the "best mama ever." Top Ten Parenting Moment right there!
That's about all I have to say today. Some recent photos:
This one cracks me up! Siblings...
We made belated Valentine's Day cookies this week.
Swede's hair looks like this 99% of the time, and it drives me crazy. But I'm learning to let go. I think maybe that Swede wearing a perfect coordinating outfit [which I've also abandoned all hope of] with a perfect tidy hairdo is more about ME wanting to appear like the perfect organized mom via Swede than anything else. Look how happy she is with her messy hair! I think that's a better reflection of my being a good mom than if her hair was combed.
Jonathan and I went to lunch date on Presidents Day at one of my favorite local restaurants. It was great except for dessert. We ordered the last piece of cheesecake but after waiting 20 minutes were informed that it had been dropped, that they'd tried to salvage it but to no avail. I'm a little perturbed by the "salvage" comment... From the floor?!?! Probably for the best that we didn't get it.
My favorite little man!
Happy Thursday! May you notice and cherish and remember only the very BEST moments of the day.