Last night my son took it upon himself to bathe in the sink with the hand soap while he washed the mirror with his sister's toothbrush. Tonight as he played with his new toothbrush, he managed to get toothpaste in my hair.
Unfortunately, I immediately became angry. I said something like "Kids! Hmmph!" I'm just that mature.
I then told my two older children that I would read them one story and Bible, but that was it because I was D.O.N.E.
I started reading them stories and they cuddled beside me. I thought to myself, "Kids, sweet precious kids. I'm so thankful for them." Fickle, aren't I? Needless to say, I read them more than one book. We read five to be exact.
You think by now I would have learned to expect the unexpected and not respond in such an immature way, but noooooo. Instead, I expect the perfect and get frustrated when, well when I get toothpaste in my hair, or dog doo on my foot or my son somehow manages to douse his hair in juice just before we need to leave for an important evening meeting. (Yes, that all happened in just a few short hours tonight while Tony had to work late.)
I know that someday I'll look back and miss these days. Really, I do know that, but sometimes...
I'm feeling grateful that tomorrow is a new day. Happy almost Friday!