one of those days

We all have those days. This is what I tell myself when I have one of those days.
‘Those days’, when everything seems to be doomed from the start. When you agree to do stuff against your better judgement (which is shouting, ‘go back to to bed, you’re good for nothing today!’).  When you feel defeated, overwhelmed and disempowered by the world. When you want to meet every request with a sigh, or an eyeroll at least. When you think, why even did I get out of bed?
Except you’re a parent, so that’s why you got out of bed. And that’s why you agree to do stuff against that better judgement. And you smile instead of sighing (or eyerolling). And your children thank you and value you the more for it, right?
WRONG.
On ‘those days’, your children are almost certainly having one of those days too. They too feel deflated, overwhelmed and disempowered by the world. They actually do meet every request with a sigh and an eyeroll (or a shout). And they’ve got you in the crosshairs of their frustration.
So, back to me. Today I and all three of my children have had one of ‘those days’. We have shouted, we have cried, we have had many a make-up cuddle. We (eventually, the day literally lasted years and years) got through it. And at the end of ‘those days’, there is wine. And if you’re really lucky, someone to listen, give you a hug and tell you you’re doing a great job.
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About Ellie Thouret

I'm an obsessive knitter based in the UK's North West. Passionate about good food, crafts, home decor and my family.
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2 Responses to one of those days

  1. Mr M Callan says:

    You’re doing a great job! 🙂

  2. Therese Mayo says:

    I know you and I know your children and I can honestly say “You are doing a great job!!” Xxx

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