GratiTuesday + Decompressing

Happy Tuesday!

Well, I had the day that I’ve needed since school ended!  This summer has been AMAZING so far, with PEI trips, and cottage trips, pool trips, beach trips, yoga on the beach and lots of time with friends and family.  It’s been epic so far, but also exhausting and go, go, go.

SO, the girls went to daycare today- and had a field trip to a splash park and had a BLAST.

I got a WICKED workout in- proof below.

And I got spoiled rotten by Tina!  We spent almost three hours together and we had a GREAT time.

And then I ran a few errands, and then did Yoga, and spent some time de-compressing.  It was just what I needed.

Of course, then I took off and got the girls and we had a girls night- which pretty much meant eating supper, cuddling and showering.

Oh, and Lily found Snap Chat on my phone….and had a great time, lol.

Matt was in Halifax last night for work, and so we got lots of girl time in.

Today, I have a dentist appointment, so the girls are in daycare again and then the rest of the week they are off and with me!


GratiTuesday

I’ve been struggling, as you know, with my girls and their ability to listen and their great ABILITY to throw hissy fits.  Now, I complain, but they aren’t THAT bad, but it’s been HOT and so my patience is not what is COULD be 😉

However, I HAVE something to complain ABOUT and for THAT, I AM grateful.

As many of you know, Matt and I struggled to have children.  You can read about it here

We knew we would, with Matt being a quadriplegic but, if you read my previous blogs, we also found out that I would have had issues regardless and so it took us a LONG time to get pregnant and many don’t have the same outcome…even with IVF.  And so, knowing this, I have to be grateful.  My girls give me a run for my money on many occasions….but I ADORE them, and they give me more joy than anything else.  And I know that many people don’t have the same opportunity to be annoyed by little finger prints, and dirty houses, and whiny kids, etc., and so I know that it is moments like this that make me want to tear my hair out NOW, that I will look back on fondly and miss when they are no longer under my house.

And so I’m grateful for this time and these struggles.

Don’t get me wrong, the hissy fits and inability to listen still drive me to drink 😉 but grateful I am!  And I think moms (and dads) are ALLOWED to complain, and NEED time just for themselves and I’m a huge advocate of self-care.  I think if you aren’t taking care of yourself and allowing time for you to do the things you love, then you don’t have any room to take care of others.  I love the quote, “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”

So, don’t get me wrong we have a right to be tired and annoyed and at our wits end some days, but I AM grateful for those two little angel/monsters.  Haha.


Hope you all have a great day and we will see you tomorrow for Wednesday Pose of the Day!

Namaste

Mel

Blissful Bhakti Babe

3 thoughts on “GratiTuesday + Decompressing

  1. Great post. The kids can be challenging, but it’s true…having something to complain about is amazing. I had a miscarriage before I had Annabelle and thought that was it, no kids for me. 3 kids later, I sonetimes need a reminder of how lucky I am, especially when I’m st the end of my rope with them 🙄😘

  2. Great post. The kids can be challenging, but it’s true…having something to complain about is amazing. I had a miscarriage before I had Annabelle and thought that was it, no kids for me. 3 kids later, I sonetimes need a reminder of how lucky I am, especially whthe enof my rope with them 🙄😘

    1. Exactly. We are allowed to cry at our ropes end, but be grateful at the same time. I’m sorry to hear about the miscarriage, so hard. Also- looks like you had a BLAST in France!

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