Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bet Your Bottom Dollar

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Today was one of those days.  One of those days where you want to just chuck it all and fly to Paris.  Or at least chuck it all for a couple hours and go shopping at Old Navy.

So you lay down on the couch drained of energy while your husband mercifully takes the children outside to play.  And you lay there, quietly.  Wondering how today got away from you.  And wondering how the children can make you so tired.  And cranky.  And thinking that maybe you're not doing such a good job at this mothering thing after all.

But then your littlest son runs in the door and brings you a flower.  And your daughter asks to take your picture with your cell phone.  And you don't know where your middle son is, but he's probably being cute somewhere, too.

And you smile, in spite of it all.  And think...

Thank goodness for tomorrows.

20 comments:

Brooke G. said...

SUCH SWEETNESS!!!
And you have a little photographer on your hands - great shot :D

wonderchris said...

You have such beautiful eyes!!! The flower is the perfect accessory for Paris or for home! :)

Ms. Understood said...

First of all, beautiful picture. Children in their absolutely beautiful way know how to make it all better (just like you do for them). Sorry, your day sounded so tiring. Flying to Paris does sound great.

HT said...

Love this picture of you. Flyin to Paris? I'm on board!

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Amen! I also thank goodness that my girls are only 17 months old and won't remember when Mommy accidentally said "*&^%" [or whatever offense I may have just committed]. I know that last part won't last forever, but for now, I take advantage of it occasionally. :)

Hope you find some Zen today, and maybe even score a short trip to Old Navy.

Krystyn said...

Awww...how sweet.

And, I will definitely join you in my thankfulness for tomorrow!

liz said...

isn't it amazing how they can melt your heart and completely change your mood with one simple act?

Katherine said...

All it takes is a smile, a hug, a darling little phrase, and I wonder why I'm ever mad or frustrated.

Kmama said...

That is a great picture! And you're right...thank goodness for tomorrows!

Cheryl Lage said...

What a wonderful shift our kids can provide, eh? Your flower looks quite fetching to boot. :)

(My She-Twin and I fell prey to the "swing skirts" ad and actually invested in a couple!)

Hope your week ahead is full of many such wonderful moments.

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Duchess said...

Such a pretty picture and what adorable kids!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Aw, what a beautiful post. And a gorgeous pic!

Brandy said...

very pretty

The Random Blogette said...

I just love this! Such a great post and such a beautiful pic of you. It is amazing how one minute I want to ship my kids off and away and the next minute I feel so blessed to have them in my lives.

Helene said...

First off, what a gorgeous picture of you!!!!!

Secondly, I totally know what you mean!!! They can wear you down until you have nothing left but then they go and do something sweet and suddenly you're reminded why being a mother is the best job on earth.

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Kristy said...

Yes, I think we all understand! And usually, tomorrow is always better!

Vanessa said...

Great post! Definitely thankful for tomorrow!

Emily said...

Needed to hear this today - thanks!