Well, today was long. And by long I mean hard. And by hard I mean that my 5 year old acts like the spawn of evil. I have never seen or heard of a child that acts like J. Mostly he is an adorable, loving, smart, beautiful child who wants nothing more than to make you laugh and smile. He can win you over in one cute conversation, he is everyones best friend. But then there is a dark side to him. He has the temper of a rabid pit bull. He also has some severe control issues. How on earth can a 5 year old feel the need to always be the boss and always be right? Can you really be born with that ingrained into your personality? Ugh. So anyway, today he was a challenge. A big, scary, make-me-want-to-drink challenge. So I did what any reasonable parent would do.....I ate a half of a pan of rice krispie treats and washed it down with sangria. I am not a drinker so that one glass of wine relaxed me very nicely. The rice krispie treats were just an extra treat. I am a professional emotional eater....oh yes I am.
Alright now that I have that off my chest I can move along to my 5/365 Days of Grace....
Today I found Grace in
-8:00pm bedtimes for the boys. I can finally try to relax after my stressful day.
-A visit to see Poppop at the Nursing Home. He was having a very good day and we talked about old times. I cherish any and all time that I have with him but the days when he is mentally good are the BEST!
-A man picking up trash on the side of the road. I was really impress especially since we were having some pretty heavy rain. He must be very dedicated...or crazy.
-A nice conversation with an old friend
-And I saved the best for Last....Psalm 4:6-8
Many People ask, "Who will give us anything good?"
Lord, be kind to us.
But you have made me very happy, happier than they are,
even with all their grain and new wine.
I go to bed and sleep in peace,
because, Lord, only you keep me safe.
- Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys
- Im a Christian Stay at home mom...that means I am a professional multi-tasker and I give all the credit to Jesus. I am married to my best friend and have 3 wonderful sons. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, But he did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.