Today has been what I call a 'Dig Deep Day': It's one of those days where I've had to dig deep to find the will to do the smallest tasks; to dig deep to find the encouraging smile a child needs; to exercise patience with a child filled up with a cold and feeling awful; to say the I love yous knowing I mean it from the bottom of my heart but just don't have the energy to express.
As I hide in the mudroom I look back on the day and know that it's just one of those days and that tomorrow is a clean slate. I'm looking forward to tomorrow, knowing that I'll be well slept, brighter and more receptive . . . I'm just pleased that children love you whatever your mood. I'm determined that tomorrow we'll go to school for a romp around in the playground . . . they can have the place to themselves on a Sunday morning. Kayley can have another go at making pom poms knowing I'll have a little more patience to teach her properly. Janae can squeal and chatter as much as she likes because it won't cut through me like a blunt knife and Rogan can snuggle up and sneeze all over me and tell me how bad he feels.
Bring on tomorrow!