Today's outing with the girls was not exactly the smoothest. Life just can't always be this perfectly oiled machine that spits out picture perfect moments every single time. We tried to make the most of it anyway, as best we could .. but while I can't speak for the kids, I don't think it was an experience that left any of us all warm and fuzzy feeling. When we got home I reminded myself that although our afternoon was a bit of a flop, next time could be the best.. and truthfully still not feeling real excited about pretty much anything, I told myself "the day is not over yet" .. and convinced myself that I really needed to get out of my parked car now. So, I hesitantly got out and went to unlock the front door. I unloaded the kids from the car. I put the baby to bed. I carried all our stuff back into the house. I unpacked what was left in the cooler. I collected all the random wet and dirty items of clothing, and put them where they needed to go. I put the diaper bag back in its spot. I got everyone to wash up and invited them to find a spot on the couch. I set the 3 year old up with some cartoons. The 5 and 8 year olds helped themselves and got started on some serious Minecrafting. Once I was done doing all the things I really didn't want to do, I went upstairs and ran myself a bath. I even used a bath bomb I had leftover from a gift at Christmas, and carried up the vase of flowers from the kitchen. I set up all the candles, from a brand new pack, and took my time lighting each one. I actually rolled myself a fresh towel and set it on a little chair beside the tub. And ya, I totally let the TV babysit my kids while I soaked. Real Life does not look like the Social Media Highlight Reel 24/7. And that's okay.
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