Whether it be that your kids pretend not to hear you or understand you….Which I feel daily. Or when someone in your house fails to see the dishwasher, even if it was left open…I have even mentioned this numerous times – I must sound like the Peanut parents/teachers…because they look at me with blank stares of I get are of pure – HUH? This is from ALL family members not just the little humans.
These are the little moments in life you make a choice. A choice to scream at the top of your lungs or just deal. On any given day it could be one or the other in this house. I used to call my mom and she would laugh – that was the second half of “dealing”. (side note: when visiting my house my mom would always empty the dishwasher, all because I once mentioned how much I loathe that daily job, yes she rocked). Sorry, I got off track…
This is ONE of those little moments for me, right now…I sit here on my computer debating a choice. I am in the kitchen and I can hear the kids upstairs in a bedroom. I hear this clearly due to the monitor. (I also should mention I just heard one say – we are really playing nicely, go tell mom, and to those of you who hear our monitor – because we hear yours, well – a blanket apology goes out to you now and, NO we are not always yelling in this house). ANywho- they are not suppose to be in that room. That room contains all the things that can add up to BAD. i.e.: water from the bathroom – and all the other things that a bathroom holds – bubbles, bathtub crayons, lotions, did I mention WATER, it also has other things: a closet that can pinch fingers, toys that are not theirs but a little siblings…All signs tell me to go up and stop them before the Apocalypse happens, but – it is a rare moment. It is quiet in the kitchen. I actually have fresh coffee. I am happy and it is bright…I think that I am willing to take the consequences of what is to come – I will have to remind myself to pause – and when the moment comes and it WILL (NO GUESS WORK NEEDED) – I will just DEAL.
All because I want to have a few minutes to myself. Now, tomorrow if I have had a flood of water and my ceiling is ruined – well, let’s be honest – before my husband sees his post – IT WILL BE GONE.
Today is your day – Seize it and Just deal!
p.s.- just as I hit publish, there was a MAJOR scream. it is over.