Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Close to Perfect

Some days are hard.  Some days are long.  Some days my wonderful daughter is tired, sensitive, or bossy.  Some days I'm tired, sensitive, or bossy. Some days I feel overwhelmed with my to-do list.  Some days I just feel very pregnant...too pregnant to want to do much.  But many days are good days.  Fun days.  Happy days.  And occasionally I hit the jack-pot, the stars align, and everything goes right.  Today, so far, is one of those days.

The Recipe for a Great Day

You will need:
1- little girl who doesn't wake up until 7:45 a.m.
1- husband who works from home in the morning, making it possible for you to shower leisurely while he takes care of breakfast duty
1- music class where you get to watch your daughter sing without abandon, twirl and dance unselfconsciously, get a look of pure joy when choosing her instruments, and willingly share hugs and smiles with her friends and the other grown-ups in the class.
1- crying child in music class that your daughter walks over to console, making you so proud of her compassionate and loving nature.
3- compliments about your daughter--and not compliments about how she looks or how she is dressed, but about her wonderful personality.
1- individual who looks shocked while exclaiming, "You don't look like you can be due THAT soon."
0- contractions, aches, or pains
1- man in the basement installing carpet, taking you one step closer to having your basement project done and your home no longer a work zone.
2- fun hours at home with your daughter where you play, read, laugh, sing, and eat lunch without so much as one tear.
1- daughter who goes down for a nap without any fuss at all and who, despite sleeping in this morning, falls right asleep.
0- things you feel obligated to do during nap time other than blog, catch up on magazines, and rest on the couch.

Every day can't be perfect.  You have to have the long, hard, overwhelming days to help you better appreciate the great ones.  And you have to have the great days to help you remember the long, hard, overwhelming ones will pass.  I'm just thankful that I can mark this one in the 'great' column.

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