"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Random Thoughts on Life

Today was a day from Arizona. As I drove to Applebee's (where I dropped my cell last night) I thought, 'You know, I can't imagine any of my friends yelling at their kids. I am sure they must do it occasionally (please say you do!), but I can't actually imagine them doing it.' And, I went to playgroup, and sure enough, my thoughts were right, I am sure my friends don't yell at their wonderful kids who seem to have none of the perpetual motion issues my little ones do. Did I sin horribly in a previous life? Is the Lord just pushing to see how much I can really handle? Really, things are pretty iffy around here. I still have yesterday's lunch dishes unwashed in my dishwasher, the house looks like a tornado ran through it, and I am sure that my children will be scarred for life by the amount of Dora they watched today. I begin to feel the crushing weight of it all (no, that isn't all, they are just the things that are publishable), and I wonder if I am the only one. NO, I CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONE! And I realize, other people have bad days (weeks, months, years...) too. Life does go on. Tomorrow is a brand new fresh day, with no mistakes in it. (Thank you Anne.) Why am I sharing this with you? So you don't feel alone. So that you will know that other people yell at their kids and don't do dishes for days at a time too.

8 comments:

Lyndee said...

Yeah! you are normal too! :) Yes I yell and i for sure have dishes out! even right now I should be taking care of that but I am not! :)

Celeste said...

Thanks Tara! Today was one of those days for me too!

Becky Jensen said...

I know how you feel. i lost it today when Luke broke part of emelias carseat 5 seconds after mike AND I had told him to stop playing with it... i sent him to bed with no stories! he was very mad! Glad to hear i'm not the only one who worries about this stuff!!

KellyAnne said...

Amen sister!
As President Hinckley used to say, we just have to try a little more to be a little better, every day. There is hope. :)

Stacie said...

Well, I definately feel sorry for all of you...I am perfect, and never yell at my kids, my house looks like I have two live-in maids, and my children may as well be from Stepford!!!

Chivaun-o-rama said...

I'd rather be guilty of being short tempered with kids than a little old lady.. ;)

Russ & Aspen said...

You crack me up woman! I've been known to let a few growls out when Camden isn't being very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Oh you are so not alone...I love you and love that your so open. IT makes the miles between us shorter!