You know the days when your kids are driving you nuts? When you contemplate telling your husband that you are going to run away to some exotic locale, and your return is questionable? Yah, I have those days too.
Who knows, maybe it’s my mood, their mood, or our moods put together that causes the explosive results. Regardless, not all days with our kids are going to be as blissful as a baby wipe’s commercial. I mean, if they can make the act of wiping look sweet, fresh, and pleasant, is there anything they CAN’T do? I on the other hand live in the reality where the poop smells, the wipes are all gone from the container, the extra package is way down in the basement, and I’m stuck with a 13 month old who is about to roll around in her own feces. Do you think I could pitch it to Huggies?
Anyway, I have found something on these crazy days that helps me to regain my sanity. It is a magical little time of day called “nap time.” Isn’t there something amazing about little ones when they are asleep? The serenity and absolute beauty of a sleeping child is incredible. Each night when we go into the girls’ room to make sure they are covered up and comfy, I am struck by how awesome it is to have them in our home. Even if the day has been completely horrible, I am refilled with love and passion for these two little people. What a gift.
Maybe God did that on purpose. I already think He knew he had to make them cute or non of this would work. But to give us the sweetness of their sleep on top of it all is truly brilliant.
So, if you’re having one of those days, hang in there and wait for nap time. And if nap time isn’t happening and that is what is making your day horrible, wait for night time. At any rate, they will eventually sleep again and when they do, go take a peek. Breathe them in, pause for a moment, and realize that at the end of the day all is well. And you, their mommy, are very blessed indeed.