Ever have one of those mornings when nothing seems to go right?
Juice gets spilled, a dish broken, maybe an accident on the way to the bathroom with a tike in training. By lunch you just want to crawl in bed and wish the messes would go away.
But they don't.
And neither do the little ones who likely made the messes. And they still need a present mom.
How do you reclaim a day like that?
When the weather is nice, or nice enough, we've found taking a walk, even if just around the block for a few minutes makes such a difference in everyone's outlook.
When the weather is not so permitting, a mid-day bath or shower can also be a miracle calmer for the fussiest tot or mom.
And possibly the best reclaimer we use is something we call Circle Time. I call the kids together for Circle Time and read a child devotional with them. They know the routine of it: a story, a question, a prayer and an activity. And they love this. It often makes a messy day worth it.
How do you reclaim messy days?
PS, for those of you who know me & Mr. Smarty in real life, I've added a few more IronMan pics!