Well, it has been one of those days... one that will go down as one of the most frustrating parenting days EVER!!! My kids, Ben (4 years) and Ryan (3 years) did nothing but throw tantrums, call each other names, call me names, fight with kids at the park, fight with each other at home, and just completely drive me crazy. Ryan actually threw a toy tractor at me and hit me in the head. It was one of those days where I wish I could have gone back to sleep at 9am. I had to go to my parents' house by 2pm (we were supposed to be there at dinner time), just to get a little reprieve.
But, this blog entry is not meant to be a complaining session. I do have a point, and it is this. At 7pm (an hour before regular bed time), I told the kids that I would read them each 2 books before bed. They both sat down next to me, Ryan with his head on my shoulder, Ben with his hand on my arm, just quiet, laughing at the stories, and acting like this horrible day had never happened.
Parenting is such a roller coaster full of ups and downs and there is no way to control anything that happens. Kids can wake up on the wrong side of the bed, just as we can. But, there is hope for us yet because we can recover, move on, and begin with a fresh start each and every morning. Now, I just can't wait to go to bed to put an end to this VERY LONG day!