Literally. My need to eat has overcome my need to shower today. And you can’t shower while the kids are awake… there’s no telling what mayhem may occur when they’re out of your swatting range. I’m covered in snot and there’s a whiff of poop and I can’t figure out where it’s coming from.
There’s a pile of last night’s dinner on the floor where Jared discarded it. My floor was completely clean/vacuumed at 6pm. Filthy again at 7pm. Actually, you’d never guess that I cleaned the house yesterday if you saw it today.
The most I’ve accomplished today is breakfast, loving reminders, 2nd breakfast (the first didn’t cut it for my growing boy), more loving reminders, snuggling and emptying a box of tissues to fix Bubba’s cold. We’ve watched a week’s worth of tv/movies. More snuggles. More snot. More tissues.
To top it off, Bubba likes to share.
As if I wasn’t having a hard enough time taking care of the bare minimum. Now I’ve got the beginning sore throat.
And yet, I can see the Lord’s grace for today. His mercies are new each morning… although, I may need a refill during naptime!
And so I sit here for a brief minute to remind you that, though mommyhood (especially young mommyhood) isn’t glorious and smells like a terrible mix of bodily fluids, you are NEVER alone. Not only is God guiding your day and giving you grace and strength to handle each new “adventure” but you are also part of the wonderful group of women who have been there too. I’m in the muck of it right now and it brings me joy/hope to know that I’m not alone and that I’m in good company.
So if you see me today, or talk with me, please excuse any bitching. It’s where I’m at. And yes, I know it’s a “season”. Whatever. When you’re in the middle of it it can seem like a century of snot, dirty diapers, wearing-shoes-to-avoid-the-crumbs.
It’s mommyhood. Plain and simple. Hopefully tomorrow will be better… I hope it at least smells better.
Hope you’re having a fantastic day enjoying the little things!