My kids are crazy today.
And not like destroying-the-house crazy but the drive-mommy-crazy crazy.
No one wanted to play outside and they complained when I made them go to Target. Then one child scratched both of her sisters in the face and proceeded to pull their hair. Another won’t stop tattling. The third won’t stop making a mess. In between all that is the arguing, fighting, and pulling things out of each other’s hands. And did I mention the pee that didn’t make it into the toilet?
I couldn’t understand what was the matter with them. I mean, they do occasionally fight (they are siblings, after all) but usually, it’s much more tame than the WWE I was witnessing today.
As I looked around I finally took notice of what I saw. Besides the huge mess all over the family room (and the playroom, which I am avoiding looking at), I saw the coffee cup and cup of water on the end table. I saw a box of goldfish crackers next to three bowls. There was also three cups of water and our small water pitcher on that table. My laptop, phone, camera, and all their chargers are on the couch.
It finally dawned on me – the problem was ME. I am in such a cranky mood that I’ve set up camp on the couch. Everything I need is within reach to ensure I don’t really need to get up. For some unknown reason, I woke up in a cranky mood. I can’t seem to kick it to the curb and my children have caught it like it’s contagious.
Isn’t it amazing how kids usually reflect what they see and feel? The days that I am productive and am ready to tackle the world are much more smooth.
What do you do to kick a bad mood? The first thing I am going to do is get off this couch!