Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 1044: Things I've Noticed

Inspired by last week, I tried again to make today a truly enjoyable Sunday.

Nothing went as smoothly as last week, but by sheer willpower, I was able to enjoy it anyway.  A good thing to know and remember in the future.

Darling A's sleep issues are starting to get to me.  I'm so tired!  She hardly naps either, so HH gave me a bit of break during the middle of the day and kept her home while I went out for Visiting Teaching.  I really appreciated that.

I've got to get better rested though.

As my mood has improved over the past few weeks, I've notice a big change in my interactions with my children.  I'm more laid back and lighthearted and they respond to that immediately.  We've been smiling and laughing together a lot more and I just feel closer to them.  Sweet P and Little M especially are a lot fun, as we've had some really great, meaningful conversations.  But, today I was feeling more prone to tension and kind of short with them.

I don't know if they were consciously aware of the difference, but I sure felt it.  It's not like I was in a bad mood.  I think it's just the way I've gotten into the habit of being, so when I'm tired, it comes more quickly.

 But, I know things will continue to improve with time and that I need to be patient with myself.  And every moment is a chance to start over and do better.


Linda said...

Thanks for the words of wisdom. I agree with you.

Cheryl said...

You're welcome!