Just One of Those Days....

Some days are more fun than others, we all know that. Some days our small children can be such angels, especially when they are asleep. And then there are some days where a gallon of wine on a beach with no immediate family in sight is just the medicine we need, just to keep sanity.

Today is that day. And even as I write my 4 year old is slamming his door shut because he doesn't want to practice his writing, he just wants a Power Rangers Toy. We had a screaming match earlier; yes I went there. I am by no means a perfect mother, though my patience is usually able to be drawn pretty thin before I snap. Well today I snapped.

Honestly, I think it is not much to ask for my son to practice his alphabet, numbers, etc., like he would if he was in conventional preschool. But for some reason, on days like today, my son acts like he hates anything to do with learning, even though it is the same schedule 5 out of the 7 days of the week. 

What I don't get, is when he accomplishes a task, he feels so proud of himself. One of his new statements is "I can't do it!" No idea where this is coming from but my God is it ever so frustrating. 

I try my best to teach him, and he has learned so much more than he ever did in preschool or daycare. We just sometimes have one of those days. I know I am not a bad mother, it is just one of those days. 

So as I vent on here just to feel slightly better about my day, I have to remember we don't pencil in these sorts of days into our busy schedules. Though honestly, at least I would be more mentally prepared for them. They just happen. 

Have a great weekend readers!!!


  1. What a beautiful sea horse. Thanks for sharing!

  2. HI Rachel. I am giggling as I read this. I have had those days with my kids in the past I totally know where you are coming from. I do not have those days anymore with my now 20 year old they are long gone. He grew out of all that. He is so successful in all he does & is now such a brilliant student in college and such a layed back easy going servant of God. Keep doing what your doing. It will all pay off someday.. he will come together someday!
    Now my 15 year old she still has days like that as I still homeschool her. Some days are such a challenge but I know in the end it will all work out to bring glory to God. Hang in there momma!

    1. Haha thanks Suzie. Some days are good, some aren't. That was just not a good one! The next day he was an angel though! Ah preschoolers. Gotta love them! And you are right, it will bring glory to God, so thank you for the encouragement!


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