Today I felt like that feather...my footings just barely clinging to the ground against the wind.
One kid is having terrible nightmares and apparently sees ghosts coming out of people, even when he's awake...wonderful, what do you say to that? He decided to tell me at four in the morning and stayed awake for a couple hours after telling me the itty bitty details that I tried not to get freaked out by.
Another was refusing to go to school, no reason...just won't go.
The dishwasher guy didn't show. I almost missed an appointment talking on the phone regarding the school no-show. The toilet broke. After rushing out to finish up some client deliveries I quickly checked emails before getting the kiddos after Ry's first full day of kindergarten. Here's where the fun begins...I made a mistake and a client I thought I booked to meet with Friday actually rescheduled for today, and was coming to my house. I had a mere fifteen minutes or so to tidy up.
Whoa, I did a few things then motored down to meet the bus and clear my head in the gorgeous afternoon sun...barely keeping it together. My neighbour also waiting for the bus and was relaxed as could be after her kid-free day after a girls weekend away. Her friend came over and they tried on all their recent purchases...I almost pounced on her! If she wasn't so nice and deserving of her downtime I just might have.
Guess what?? It was all fine. The client came and she was wonderful, not an ounce of judgement, just easy conversation and lots of kind wisdom. Ry had a great playdate with his bestie next door, Liam got invited to a friends and left on his bike and Noah kept busy reading independently.
I had just enough time visiting with Vivian, to get my bearings, regain some sanity and take another stab at parenting after dinner. Did you know you can google your dreams and see what they mean? It was helpful for Liam. Noah also fixed the toilet with a video online, thank goodness.
So I am grateful for the little strands of seaweed that kept me from being whisked away by the crazy winds life sent my way. I am grateful that these are were my challenges, in the whole scheme of things they are small problems. I know that...I do. But sometimes my common sense and the big picture gets lost in the annoying weather changes of daily life.