Yesterday was one of those days where you are in and out of the house so much with a million things on your mind that once you have a quiet moment moment to yourself, it just hits you. I had taken the kids to run a few errands with me. It was hot outside, and I feel just terrible forcing my struggling kid into a hot carseat. The heat makes everyone tired, but as the adult you're the one that has to keep everyone going and get things done. When I had finally gotten us into the house, everyone's hands washed and shoes off, I set them in front of the tv. Upon entering the kitchen with the bags of groceries to unload, I just broke down and cried.
I think what upsets me the most is that simple things like errands shouldn't be so hard, they shouldn't make me cry. I should be strong enough to at least get the basics of life down. Everyone else does right?
Luckily the day just went up from there. My husband got home surprisingly early, and although he was on the phone with a business call when he entered, he saw that I was upset and just came and stood by me and let me cry on his shoulder while he continued with his call. When I let go of him he started putting the groceries away and let me calm down for a few minutes.
I read a quote recently that said that maybe crying isn't all that bad for you, it's an emotion that the Lord gave us, and sometimes it just makes things better. I sure felt better after crying for just a few minutes. And last night turned out to be nice and relaxing. I think sometimes it's okay to cry.
Well guess what!? It's Friday! I think I'll turn on some fun music (maybe the Disney station on Pandora), make some play dough for the kids, and try to get some chores done. Folding laundry can take forever if you can't resist reading a book at the same time. Harry Potter can do that to you.
By the way, do any of you have any good ideas for dinner tonight? I have no imagination.
Thanks for stopping by :)