I had an attitude adjustment FAIL this morning. I should have known when I woke up tired that practicing what I was preaching might be a tad difficult. I had lots of "moments" with the three today that just about put me in the nuthouse. Doug sent me an email reminding me to think happy thoughts, to which I replied "duck happy thoughts" (or something that rhymes with duck). I did manage to get all three kids down for a nap, after putting Annie's and Izzie's pants back on them 5 times each (I think I'm raising strippers!) and got to take some breaths.
This afternoon was much better. I took time to notice the adorable things the twins were doing and they were nice enough not to run on the furniture. Izzie is saying lots of fun things these days, like "mato, ummy" (tomato, yummy), or other foods, followed by "ummy". She was looking at books today and hugging the pages of her favorite things~cats, dogs, horses, bears. Annie was just staring at a book that had dolls in strollers and was just mesmerized by the picture.
And tonight, ALL FOUR kids ate the beef stroganoff dinner I made in the crockpot today. Izzie had 3 helpings, even if they were small ones. That is some sort of miracle that two 20 month olds ate beef stroganoff, right? Do I get a medal or something?
I can fail. It's ok. The best thing is that my attitude rebounded. There is hope for me yet.