I am dragging today. It’s not even 7 o’clock in the morning and I’m really looking forward to bed time. One of those mornings.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling threadbare, snapping is easy. It’s more like ripping. And all the ugly escapes: frustration, yelling, impatience.
This morning, this long, dark morning, the ugly was just starting to show through the tears in my mommy-fabric, when the girls had a moment.
What is that I hear? More crying? GAH! Why me?! Why can’t those girls just get along? All I asked them to do was get dressed. Can I just go back to bed? Girls, come here right…
Wait? That’s giggling? Singing? What is going on?
That’s what’s going on.
Reading a Frozen book, and singing “Let it go” at the top of their lungs (sorry still-sleeping Corey and Dom Dom).
A moment of ridiculous cuteness.
And this, even more than the sleep deprivation, even more than the yelling and lost-patience, this is the patchwork of my life: a collection of adorable moments.
If I take the time to see them, these moments save me from the depths of self-pity.
And when I can stitch my threadbare sanity back together with these moments, then I know I can make it to bed time with a little less ripping and a little more love.
Coffee helps too.
Oh, I have those moments too. Definitely! But, love love love those sister shots!