mama said they'll be days like this.
somehow, knowing that doesn't really prepare one for the feelings that ensue when those days co-exist in the mirage of perfection.
sometimes, the laundry feels never-ending.
pictures turn out below par. sorry.
the dust settles against my disapproval.
the gas tank empties.
termites make an unwelcome appearance.
groceries need to be bought.
well, regardless of what we teach in our homes,
we know they will make decisions that leave us scratching our heads.
but, sometimes, those decisions will break our hearts.
i had a dose of that today.
may i please have the middle-of-the-night-feedings-insomnia-back?
truly, they are their own individuals.
and not an extension of ourselves.
or am i the only one who felt that way, upon leaving the hospital with baby bundles?
cute, lil', sweet baby bundles.
it's been a day around here.
if you follow me on twitter, you may have heard a hint of it.
i'm certain the events of today will have me buying my next box of hair dye
sooner than expected.
i know. you thought i somehow managed to bypass the gray-hair-fairy?
no such luck.
at least i buy close to my natural color.
it's all good, you know.
because when mom is upset about something...
she usually cleans.
today, this meant the kiddos get to help mom sand and prime table and chairs.
physical labor develops character, right?
or at least makes the kiddos thankful for the little things.
like air conditioning.
we were a sweatin'.
we ended the day with a shower.
little house on the prairie, game night, and beauty and the beast.
we're looking forward to daddy coming back home tomorrow.
someone should tell disney that happily ever after doesn't always look like this.
the bad feels worse.
but the good is so much gooder. ;)