Today was not one of my better parenting days. Neither Lucy nor I slept much the night before, Nana and Papa left this morning after a wonderfully helpful month-long visit, Justin was in Managua, and Lucy picked today to skip her nap. Oh and I’m 8 months pregnant. So when darling daughter decided to play quietly by herself for a few minutes, I relished in the opportunity to put my feet up, check my email, and take a deep breath.
and true to her two year old ways…I found this:
Yes, that’s half a tube of Dora the Explorer, Bubble Gum Flavored toothpaste in the sink AND in her hair. I knew I had a choice here: chastise her and make the day even harder on us both with an inevitable tantrum or accept my own complicity in the situation and roll with it. So, I did what any (in)sane mother would day – I laughed, grabbed my camera, and snapped a pic.
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your day just ends up in the shitter.