Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 111: Smooth Operator

Have I mentioned how adept I'm getting at one-handed typing these days? I usually have a little blogging buddy with me now. But he's cute, so I don't mind the added challenge.

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!


Melanie said...

My kid is actually throwing a temper tantrum as I write this...but I'm smiling...not sure if that counts as joy, but it might just be the closest thing today.

Linda said...

My joy came at the end of the day from 2 things: 1)my husband returned from being out of town and 2)I survived preparing for a colonoscopy tomorrow morning :)