Whether you're a stay-at-home parent, or a working parent, we all have those days. Those days where we can't seem to get ahead. Those days where it seems like it's one spill after another, one tantrum after another, one angsty teenage outburst after another... fill in your brand of chaos here.
Today was one of those days. We ALL have them. The most together parents I know have them.
HERE'S MY REMINDER TO YOU - A reminder I have to give myself ALL. THE. TIME.
Stop and just breathe in the moment. Don't get caught up in the hustle to keep the house clean. Don't get caught up in the need to fill the calendar, fill the day, fill the hours. Just breathe in your children for a moment. For me, this happened as I finally got some quiet during nap-time. We all know the coveted quiet that comes with getting all our kids to sleep at one time. The moments we have to decompress and reset mid-day. The time we have to FINALLY get something done. I challenge you to just sit in the quiet. Go look at those sweet, peaceful faces. Admire all their sweet details that we love so much. Their long lashes. Their pudgy little fingers. Those baby toes that no one can get enough of. Preserve that moment. And give yourself that hard reset you deserve.
Here's the cliche: They're only young once and one day you'll miss it. It's cliche, but it's true. So stop and breathe in these moments with your littles and let the small stuff go.