Days after the nights that you haven't slept.
Days when they wake up too early.
Days when the full cereal bowl flips off the table...and it wouldn't be such a big deal but you've cleaned up a dozen messes already and you haven't been up for more than an hour.
Days when they don't take no for an answer.
Days when they don't stop fighting.
Days when they don't stop whining.
Days when they just won't listen.
Days when the baby is fussy all day because he hasn't pooped in a week.
Days when you feel like crying and sometimes you just have to.
Days when you feel like you've been mad all day.
Days when you lock yourself in the laundry room to fold piles of clothes because it feels like some kind of relaxing therapy.
Days when the the baby falls asleep and the doorbell rings.
Days when there isn't a spare moment to take a shower...or maybe there is one but you use it to just close your eyes and breathe instead.
Days when you eat breakfast standing up so that they don't know you're eating breakfast...otherwise they'll eat all of your eggs and yogurt and you have to make a whole new breakfast.
Days when you feel like you haven't accomplished anything.
Days when the breakfast dishes are still in the sink at 8 pm and you realize you've left the milk out all day.
Days when you put them to bed early just so you don't go crazy...or maybe you've already gone crazy....
Days when you wouldn't trade them for the world but you secretly wish for 30 minutes to yourself.
Days when you fall asleep and hope that the next day will be better.
Days when none of this is funny... but looking back on it, it kind of is...
Let's get real. Sometimes we need a good dose of reality. :) There are lots of days like this. Life isn't perfectly perfect but my comfort is this:
"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd:
He shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them in his bosom,
and shall gently lead those that are with young."