Speaking of added challenges, that is sort of the source of today's Joyful Moment. Today was my first real outing on my own. We went to the dog run and then to the park--with a large puppy, a four-week old baby, a three-year old maniac, and an energetic five-year old. Besides the inherent challenges of this situation, everything went really well. Meaning that not one of us had a meltdown. The baby slept peacefully almost the whole time, the kids were obedient and left the playground without a fuss (which means I didn't have to make one either), and the dog was just thrilled to be out of the house.
And I felt really proud of myself. And in realizing that *maybe* I can do this, I had my Joyful Moment.
Wishing you all tantrum-free Joyful Moments!