First, for those of you who’ve been as annoyed as I have by the obnoxious profile photo I’ve been using, which, when viewed in context didn’t seem nearly so annoying, rest assured I’ve changed it. I commented on a lot of new blogs, I wonder if they all thought I wasn’t worth a click.
And what you can’t see in what you now see:
I know, I cropped out the precious Fin and the kicky foot of Ave. The thing about having three kids is that there is incredible guilt in not including everyone, not keeping everything totally equal, which of course is impossible, but the person that I am has me trying. And failing. Which gets me the long way to today’s post.
Yesterday was hard. Very, very hard. It began with fighting toddlers in the morning, followed by a weepy, clingy baby at drop off, followed by one resignation and one termination at work, followed by a disappointment, capped with one of those I-don’t-know-what-to-make-for-dinner-and-frankly-I’m-not-hungry-and-don’t-want-to-be-responsible-for-your-dinnner kind of nights. Yay.
It is very rare (thank you mind) that I dwell on the sort of life-fatigue associated with parenting. The relentless battle of bedtime, the unrelenting sense of futility at the dinner table and the selfish, but no less real, “Oh my god can I just catch a break and watch What Not to Wear in peace for one Friday night?” feeling, which I’ll tell you, is a humiliating thing to give voice to when asked by a supportive husband, “Babe, what exactly is it that’s bothering you?”
Then there is the guilt of the morning after having them all nap, their faces an exquisite study in calm and innocence. I love them beyond measure and yet yesterday was a day that for all the world I just could not make into a positive thing. And so it is that today I’ve put up a fresh profile shot and deliciously whiled away nap time with this post, this unbelievably stress reducing, joy inducing post.
Anyone else want a turn to vent? Go ahead, I’d love to hear it!
I was wondering about the profile pic – but we all have our moods – silly to well – everything else.
I think you have so much appreciation for your girls and your husband, your life as it is – that a hectic, tired, overwrought day is not only allowed – but expected! I don't even want to vent about how many I've had, too many to count. And I know I have never stopped to smell the roses (or freshly bathed heads) as often as you have. That helps!
I love the new profile photo ~ with and without the kiddos cropped.
Sorry you had a crappy day… Hope today was better.
Aaaahh, I've had a couple days like that recently. Hope your days get better.
Yes I know that guilt of trying to include everyone and not being able to all the time.
You are such a great mom though. Even on your worst days you are a great mom.
That post made me laugh out loud! In recognition and relief that other people think those thoughts (I am a secret Soaps craver). Sounds like your brain typically is pretty good and this day was especially difficult by anyone's standards! I like all of the photos! Glad to find your blog, thanks for the comment!
I can relate. I may not have three but I have one 6 month old that just will never let me have a break. It has been one problem after the other. As for you profile pic love them both….It is good to show the reality of parenthood so other none parents can see what the are in for. I am glad you found my blog.
Oh… how I know that feeling.
I had my vent the other day though.
I think it was on Wednesday's post.
I think you have heard quite enough of my venting :p
The new photo is lovely…and we all have our days when we'd just like to watch some tv in peace!
New profile photo is gorgeous! I don't have much to vent about today, well besides being home with a sick little lady, but believe me I have those days. More often than I'd care to admit. I hope you're feeling chipper soon.
Oh I so hope your day has been better 🙂 Days like that, well, it's just so great to be able to blog about it dont' ya think?! (And most of all, KNOW that the majority of people understand!) Thanks for stopping by. Three more days until our puppy. I liken it to scheduling yourself to having a baby, well, kinda….soooo exciting. Getting the house all ready, buying all the softest, cutest toys you can find….and then being scared to death. He has knooooow idea how much love is waiting for him 🙂
(Oh…and can those girls of yours BE any cuter??!! Darling they are!)
oops, there are soooo many wrong words used in my post…try to overlook 🙁 Sorry!
Oh, so very pretty!
And I had that day last week. Thank you for letting me know I'm not alone.
Today what has me cranked? My MIL and her meddling ways. Grrr.
Oh lordy. I am a cliche!
I just vented today in my own post. I've been a little stuck lately. Hoping I can get out of it. So, yeah, I hear you.