Friday, August 30, 2013


Milo and I had one of those days.

On days that I'm not feeling well or am stressed, Milo can completely knock me down. He requires so much of me and if I don't have the energy for it, he becomes very frustrated. Most days I keep up with him and do what needs to be done so he can unwind and burn energy. I couldn't do it today. I think I am coming down with a cold, the house is a complete mess, my parents are coming to town tonight, and it has been  uncomfortably hot outside all day. 

Jim came in from mowing the lawn and said this to me:
"So, you don't feel well and you are stress cleaning, do you want to just order food tonight?"
YES! I finished picking up the room I was buzzing around in and then sat down, relieved that I didn't need to think about dinner.

Now that I have a moment to reflect on our day, I feel awful. It is my responsibility to provide Milo with an environment that he can thrive in. I can't blame him for being frustrated, overly rambunctious and down right ornery because I didn't give him the right tools to have a successful day.

I wrote just a few days ago about how great our days can be. Today was a reminder of just how stressed we can both become when Milo's needs are not met.

Today's causality; Milo destroyed one of his favorite books.

Good bye The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. You will be missed.


  1. Don't blame yourself. Even though our kids expect (and need) us to be gods that can and do it all we are just human.
    We all have our bad days. The next one will be better I'm sure! (:

    1. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Bad days make the good ones much better :)