Today I yelled at my kids more times than I can count.
Yesterday I took them out for ice cream.
Today we ran errands and I did housework.
Yesterday we spent all day at the beach.
Today I was short on patience.
Yesterday I had it in abundance.
Today I Wasn’t Perfect
Today I did all the laundry, cleaned up after dinner, and went to bed with a clean house.
Yesterday I left a beach bag full of sandy clothes in a heap by the washer, the dishes piled up in the sink, and went to bed with a messy house.
Today I said I was sorry a half a dozen times.
Yesterday I didn’t have to.
Today I eagerly watched the clock inch towards bedtime all day long.
Yesterday I let the kids stay up late and savored the feel of my little boy asleep on my lap.
Today I was the grumpy mom.
Yesterday I was the fun mom.
Today I said ‘No’ and ‘Stop’ and ‘Enough’.
Yesterday I said ‘Yes’ and ‘Five more minutes’ and ‘Okay, one more time’.
Today my three year old told me I was awesome.
Yesterday my three year old told me I was awesome.
Today I wasn’t the perfect mom.
Yesterday I wasn’t the perfect mom.
Tomorrow doesn’t look good either.
And you know what?
I’m totally okay with that.