Do you ever have one of those days? You can't really pin point why (or maybe you can) its a hard day, it just is. Everything seems to take a lot more effort. It took us way longer to get ready to run an errand today than the errand itself. However, was nice to get out and breath some fresh air. Lillie ate a crayon, we'll didn't eat it, but chewed on it long enough. I realized it when I put her in the stroller. There was purple all over her mouth, her hands, and her new outfit that she had been wearing for 15 minutes. She went out looking like that. If Lillie or Jack do anything to Elliott that he doesn't like (take a toy, get in his way, etc...) he screams really loud. Jack doesn't understand that Lillie and Elliott don't know how to "play" and he gets frustrated with them knocking things down or taking his puzzle pieces. Can anyone relate? It's just been one of those days. It started early, earlier than I'd like and now its 2:30 and the kids are just falling asleep because this is what's been going on in their room...
Jack didn't want to go to sleep because Lillie and Elliott were laughing at him... at least that's what he said.
The apartment is a mess and it smells like poop (I have a nice candle burning trying to get rid of the smell, we have company coming over for dinner, I don't want the smell of poop to welcome them tonight!). Lillie and Elliott have had poop every diaper change today. Speaking of poop, while I was trying to get Lillie and Elliott ready for their nap Jack came out of the bathroom and said "Mommy you gotta come see this!" Not sure what to expect, I got up and went in the bathroom. Jack, holding out toilet paper announced "Look! I wiped my butt all by myself!" Some days you have to celebrate the little things. We are making progress!
I'm thankful days like today are rare. I'm also thankful that God's mercies are new every morning. I'm going to get busy around here. It's really not too much to clean up when the kids are in bed and not pulling out new things as I clean up. I can do it pretty fast. I think I'll put on a pot of coffee... might need it this afternoon!