Here's how I know my stress-ometer is ticking at an unhealthy pace: I start being annoyed and frustrated at my kids for being kids. Right now I have too much to do and I remind them of this often. And the more I remind them, the more frustrated I get. Mom's BUSY, I say. I have lots to do today. But finally I started to realize I need to take a little more time to just be with them and really BE with them.
Butterfly faces to the rescue. I'd be lying if I said it was smooth sailing the rest of the day...it wasn't. But it was a lot better. My kids need a little more of me so I'm signing off early--thinking of having a "Yes day!" where I say yes to whatever they want to do (within reason)--anyone else ever done that? Have a great weekend!
Also--this is an official call for the Special Needs Spotlight! Please email me at thislittlemiggy at gmail dot com if you'd like to participate. Even if you're a sibling or a parent of an older child, or someone with has disabilities yourself. I enjoy doing a different spin on the spotlight from time to time.