Tuesday, April 2, 2013
It's been a ......
Woke up determined to be HAPPY! There is snow in April, I pulled my back leaning over the sink, the baby is fussy, and I punished the kids from all screen time today...but it will NOT be a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." (That's from one of our favourite books, Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day) No, because I woke up and decided it will be glorious, and glorious it shall be!
Small and beautiful victories can show themselves, and will...It's sunny despite the snow, my back will be fine, the baby will perk up, and there will be lots of games and schooling done today, and maybe the tuned out kids, will take naps instead of resting on the computer time.
I have a 5year old boy pretending to read a novel, pushing his little heavy and sleepy body into me as I type, full of life and love, full of hope and full of promise. He's my sunshine today, despite the cold. I have a blonde haired fire cracker scooting around the house, undoing every tidy thing, and creating fun and messy areas to play in. I have a juicy bundle of baby learning to stand for a second or two at a time, and pointing with delight at everything...the wonder that surrounds babies is amazing, as to them, everything is new and fresh...ready to be discovered.
I have a big girl who tops up her days with re reading Lord of the Rings, creating new crafts, biking around town, and helping me out so much with the little ones. I have a quiet soulful brown eyed charmer, with a ferocious temper that bubbles up and yet he's the baby's muse all at once.
I have a husband hard at work, keeping us afloat and more than that, loving us and caring for us, and coming home to spend time with his family because he wants to, not because he has to....I am blessed.
It is a good day, and at that, I don't think I'll move to Australia.