Well, it felt like it on Tuesday!
It started out as a nice day, spent the morning at playgroup - always great, Coops gets to play with his little friends and burn up some energy. However, the day seemed to go downhill from there - it was more of a trying, tiring day.
I had made Cooper a tasty lunch of chicken, vegies and cous cous. I put it on his little Thomas table, he ran up to it excitedly, screamed and threw the whole bowl onto the rug in the lounge room. Let's just say mummy was not very happy at all. I told him off, asked him why he did it - his response sad face, said "mummy" and wrapped his little arms around me in a big hug. I think I wanted to cry more from his cute little response. He then helped me pick it up - and then started to eat it. Oh boy, why couldn't he have just eaten it in the first place. But, little 2.5 year old boys, like to test their mummies!!
It was a day of cat napping for Charlie, he was quiet happy, but it was just exhausting having to constantly hold him etc. It is rare for him to be like this, he really is a good baby and loves his big sleeps.
However, it all makes sense now, the little fella has a cough and cold - he actually has the symptoms of whooping cough, so we are keeping a close eye on him to see how he goes over the next few days.
So, at the end of the day, I thought about turning all the negatives into positives.
- Yes, Cooper made a mess with his food - but the rug survived and I ended up with an extra special hug!
- Little Charlie needed mummy for some love, as he was not well - and that is my job, to nurture and look after my little boys
- I am grateful that I have two beautiful sons in my life. I have friends out there trying to have babies, some of them are unable too, and for some, they just have a few extra hurdles to jump. Children really are a gift, and I am grateful that I have been blessed with two.
So, was it worth crying over spilt cous cous? Not at all. Some days are more trying than others, but at least I am healthy enough to still have those days in life!