Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Attitude Adjustment

Today was one of those days. You know, those days when NO ONE listens, wipes are strewn about the floor, books are pulled off the shelves, twins are running across the furniture yelling "bad baby", one twin pitched such a fit it lasted 30 minutes, blah, blah, blah I could go on and on. But instead, I actually took several deep breaths (which the twins found hilarious and practiced with me) and refocused my energies. I gave myself an attitude adjustment. Doug told me last night that the bitchy person I can tend to be isn't the person he fell in love with, and you know, he's right. The monotony which is my daily life can make me a bit, shall we say, irritable. But I don't want to be that person all the time. I want to smile, have fun, live life a little more. And it's all in the attitude. I can let the craziness of the days swallow me up, or I can remind myself that the insanity can't possibly last forever (right? RIGHT?) and that things will improve. I realized I've been wallowing in the pity party I've thrown for myself and quite frankly, I'm bored with it. No one likes a downer. I don't like the person I've become. I'm sure my sour attitude is seen by my friends and family. Ack. That is just no good.

So let's hope that I remember this tomorrow, when the kids are making me nuts and there are dishes in the sink and laundry to be put away. Maybe my attitude adjustment will rub off on the kiddos, too.

6 comments:

Kellie said...

With 4 kids, you have permission to be a tad on the bitchy side. Dear Lord, I go insane with ONE child somedays.

I can't wait to meet you in November!!!

AndreAnna said...

I've been having more of those days lately since going back to work.

I don't even like myself sometimes.

I try to focus. I can't change the situation, but I can change how I react to it. I can control me. Mostly. :)

creative kerfuffle said...

i say attitude adjustments all around! can we spoon feed those to the kids too? : ) seriously--let's all hop on the happy bandwagon cos the other one is so stuck in a rut. things DO get better : )

Thia said...

I have been trying to have one of those too. Nice to know I am not alone.

Astarte said...

Yeah, count me in on that one, too. Phew, I get so annoyed sometimes I lose track of what's real and important. Sigh. Maybe with the weather cooling off things will be a little better...

CassJustCurious said...

I thought that I'd turn myself around when we got a nanny - that I would be 100% focused on work during work time and 100% focused on Lexi and family when I was with them. It's not working. I'm going to take a lesson from you and make an effort.