It’s been a chaotic morning. We headed out to meet a good friend for a catch up and both the boys decided not to co-operate (the signs it was going to be a crazy day were there when we were getting ready to leave). Aiden was easy to sort out: feed, wrap up and he will drift off to sleep. Liam on the other hand…… In all fairness, the chocolate fondue platter my friend and I were sharing was VERY tempting for a toddler, however I was hopeful the babycino I had bought for him, and his trucks and books would keep him distracted…. this was not the case. We had a lot of crying, cuddling and chocolate ended up everywhere – the plans for our peaceful morning went out the window.
Thankfully this is not the norm for us when we go out – if it was I don’t think I would take the boys anywhere! I’m still not sure what the cause of this mornings crankiness was, however they both slept for 3 hours when we got home and I’m not complaining!!
It got me thinking how 12 months ago, if I had been in the same situation I would have freaked out, and probably left as quickly as I could and gone straight home – possibly in tears! Now with the two boys and a bit more experience with this whole ‘mothering thing’ whilst slightly embarrassed that I spent the majority of the time consoling Liam, rather than talking to my friend, I’ve bounced back pretty quickly (and the iced latte I bought on the way home helped!)
I know it was only yesterday that I listed the things I am grateful for, however after this morning I’m doing it again to keep things in perspective!!
* I have two healthy (and normally happy boys) that I get to spend all day with
* We still got outside and to enjoy the beautiful sunshine
* I am blessed to have wonderful, understanding friends!
* Both boys slept for three hours when we got home
* I’m now watching Liam lining up all of his cars to show Aiden
* Did I mention I got an iced latte on the way home? Coffee fixes everything!
What do you do to unwind after a crazy day?