Thursday, October 30, 2014

Some Days....

Today was one of those days where I just can't seem to get it together. Not enough sleep, stressed about everything, and just enough time to either shower or eat I chose the former. I put a baby gate in my hallway so my 18 month old doesn't have free reign in my living room. He likes to climb everything. Computer desk, dresser, coffee table, you name it, he climbs it. I have to isolate him in order to get a precious 10 minute shower when no one else is home.

About half way through my cleansing ritual, Atticus (the 4 year old) asks if he can color. I tell him to wait, that he can color when I am done. A couple of minutes later, here comes Severin with green marker all over his hands and mouth, having literally sucked all of the green color out of the (thankfully) non-toxic marker. And because it was one of those kinds of mornings, I dealt with this dilemma by a little too much yelling and not enough loving. Le sigh.

Thankfully, we were all meeting my sister at the Farmer's Market so the kids could go trick or treating. We have 4 kids 4 and under between the two of us and it gets a bit effin crazy hectic at times. But these kids are just the center of our world. They are beautiful, kind, and oozing personality. 

We were able to really involve the kids in Halloween this year which makes me happy. Normally, the kids only wear their costumes on Halloween night but this year, Atticus will have worn it a total of 5 times which is pretty awesome if you ask me. We went to a Halloween party this year, took the kids to Disneyland in their costumes, Atticus had a Halloween party at school (he is in pre-k), trick or treating at the Farmer's Market, and of course Halloween itself.

Woody, Viking Baby, Dusty the Pilot, and Buzz Lightyear...these kids are pretty awesome.

It helps to put things in perspective sometimes. I am so grateful for this life that I have. I have two of the cutest kids on the planet, my husband is my (I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my...) sweetheart, I am in good health for the most part. And even though I think it's totally normal and actually good to feel down in the dumps sometimes, I like that when days start out like today, they can end with me feeling grateful and appreciating what I actually have and where I am.

I sometimes like to complain about where I live...urghhh...the desert. But you know what? It's not that bad. We have this amazing Farmer's Market I can attend and it really makes me feel a part of this dusty community. Today the weather was perfect with the warm sun slowly heated up the crisp Fall air and there wasn't anywhere I would rather have been. Being a wanderlust junkie, it was a surprising yet nice feeling to have.

“When you take the small roads you see the life that goes on there, and this makes your own life larger.” 
― Elizabeth Berg