Wednesday, October 29, 2008

War and Peace

Today's topic:  How to be a loving and doting mother despite the natural human instinct to run from stressful situations.  

I have two beautiful and loving children whom I adore most of the time.  Ask any parent, and they will tell you that their children are the most wonderful of creatures who enrich our lives and make us whole everyday they are on the planet.  However, if the same parents are being totally honest, they would also acknowledge that there are moments when you must fight the instinct to take their most prized possession and set it on fire just to spite them.  

Today I have considered this very thing and have thankfully made it through to bedtime with Teddy's limbs still in tact...  See proof below (yes, Teddy is a lamb but calls him Teddy so we go with it):

It could be that I am more stressed than usual with my injury that has me grounded or the fact that I ate a chicken burger today and I never eat burgers and only rarely eat meat.  Who knows where it is coming from but it seemed that every thing that came out of my mouth was challenged by my two darling little monsters.  In all his six years on the Earth, my little man has only gone to bed without a bedtime story a small handful of times.   My daughter had her med injection today so I admit to indulging her on injection day.  This has resulted in a child that resembles the person who is next in line at Tim Hortons; just behind the guy getting breakfast and coffee for all 50 of his coworkers.    See example below:

However, after a long and taxing day, I have called a truce and we managed to have a nice quiet moment reading Lightening McQueen and the Ghost Light and everyone went to bed peacefully.  Normally I would now head out for my run but instead, I sit at the MAC, drinking the last of the Shiraz and wondering if tomorrow will be more peace - less war.  

6 comments:

Runnergirl said...

I have had a day like that today as well. Your kids are beautiful. (My little girl makes that exact same face as yours). Instead of a burger, I ate chocolate..Tomorrow will be better.

Lily on the Road said...

Sometimes, sitting quietly with a nice glass of Shiraz is better for you! LOL...

Hang in there, it is only temporary (truce & all)

;^)

Marlene said...

Mmmm, wine! It solves all problems you know. :)

Your kids are gorgeous!

Kim said...

I agree with Laurel and Marlene!
Sometimes just taking a quiet moment for yourself is what you need.

Nevermind the chicken burger. Sometimes your body knows what it needs. It's a new day today. Don't stress over what you did yesterday. Move on to today.

You do have two cutie pies. And teddy is a 'doll' (ha) too!

Melanie said...

your kids are so cute... and while i'm sure you didn't think so at the time, the pouty face is classic. LOL it's hard when you don't have your running time to release the stresses of parenthood or anything else for that matter. for now, enjoy the wine, but yes, we've all had those moments :)

Kim Hayworth said...

hmmmm. sounds a whole lot like our house. My daughter Logan is 10 and she acts like she 30 years old.. she is a cranky bear, had braces tightened yesterday and you would of thought we had major surgery.. Can you say the HORMONES are hear early.So the best of luck to you... You act as if you are handeling it well....