Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Okay, so yesterday was extremely hectic as I was busily making cupcakes, frosting the cupcakes, cleaning the house, and making dinner for Jacob's birthday. Sure, he's only one, and he won't remember that the house was clean or what he had for dinner, but I wanted to get it all done early so I wouldn't feel rushed at the close of my day. I wanted to enjoy the evening without wishing the house was clean or feeling frazzled.

We had homemade salsa and guacamole with tostadas. We're big Mexican food fans, maybe living in Arizona has something to do with it? :) I managed to vacuum and mop. However, despite my best efforts, at the end of the day I was still frazzled.

Laci was on one all day yesterday! My independent, will-of-iron 3-year-old would not let up! I'm not exaggerating when I say she spent the majority of her day in her bedroom. Poor girl. (My neighbors were probably on the verge of calling CPS, because she does not stay in time-out quietly.) There was screaming and kicking of doors, wailing, and nashing of teeth! Sigh. Sometimes, I feel like I'm failing tremendously as a parent!


Brooke said...

I am glad I am not the only one! We had tostadas too last night. mmm. Nothing like mexican food! Happy birthday Jacob!

Stacey said...

I think we all feel that way sometimes! Hang in there, and remember what Elder Ballard said, "...recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction." It makes me feel better! :)

Lara said...

It's hard. We all have days like that and sometimes I think all of my days are like that! You're doing a great job!

Audrey said...

I think I feel that way every day. This mom thing is so hard!

Mariley Johnson said...

amen to all of the above.


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