Today has been one of those days that’s just a series of little things.
I had to go to court for a speeding ticket (my fine was reduced for yay for that at least). My hair tie broke. I realized I couldn’t participate in the group ride at the Y because I told Bryan to take the SUV to work. I stopped at Walmart in hopes I’d find a bike rack but none there fit both our cars. I came home and rode myself before I picked the twins up and got my THIRD flat in the last 6 rides. I burned myself cooking dinner.
I was tired and exasperated.
At bathtime I got Miles out of the tub, diaper on, dressed in PJ’s and sent him out of the bathroom to play while I got Abby out. As I was getting the towel ready, he scampered by my, reached his hand into the tub and splashed the water, soaking his shirt sleeve.
No big deal, right?
But I yelled at him.
I yelled at him for splashing in water.
I yelled at him for doing nothing but being a curious toddler who wasn’t even doing anything dangerous.
And he cried, and I felt like an @$$hole, because, well, I was being one.
Not my best mom day.
April 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm
I sooooo feel you on this one. I yelled at Ryleigh the other day because she didn’t want to put her gardening glove in when we were planting strawberries. She would hold still and I would go on right so I yelled at her, but what toddler is going to sit still to get each finger in a glove correctly. I apologized and she gave me extra kisses at bedtime. All is forgotten in her sweet little mind.
April 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm
Thank goodness for that (the forgetting!)
April 2, 2015 at 9:01 pm
Oh oh. I doubt Miles will even remember, so dont fret over it. Chill Mama, you had a rough day. Tomorrow will be better.
April 2, 2015 at 9:03 pm
April 3, 2015 at 7:08 am
No he doesn’t seem to remember, thankfully. Thanks.
April 2, 2015 at 9:53 pm
*Hugs* I’m sorry you had such a crabby day and yelled at Miles. I am sure he will be fine- kids are pretty resilient. At least you acknowledged it and you didn’t do anything worse, but don’t beat yourself up about it, ei ther.
I don’t have kids yet, but now I look back at my own parents and see where they weren’t perfect but they were truly doing the best they could. After all, you are human too. I hope tomorrow goes better.
April 3, 2015 at 7:10 am
He doesn’t seem any worse for the wear. Thanks for the hugs and encouragement
April 2, 2015 at 11:30 pm
uggh it happens to all of us! Sometimes we just get frustrated!
April 3, 2015 at 7:07 am
Yup. Luckily he seems no worse for the wear 🙂
April 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm
Been there more than I care to admit… I choose to believe that it shows that we moms make mistakes too and so when our children do they won’t feel pressured to be perfect 🙂 hope the rest of the week goes way better!
April 3, 2015 at 7:07 am
That is a great way to look at it 🙂
April 3, 2015 at 12:26 am
I’ve been there some days. Sometimes, a few more days than I’d like to own up to. It happens to the best of us though. I’ve learned just to get some sleep and try better the next day. No one is perfect, and we all make mistakes! Don’t be too hard on yourself! Here’s to hoping you have a better week! Cheers. 🙂
April 3, 2015 at 7:06 am
Thank you 🙂
April 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm
Big hugs. You’re still SuperMom to me!
April 4, 2015 at 7:18 am
awww thanks friend!!!