The Day of the Grump

Yesterday started with my desperately trying to scrub bright pink nail varnish out of my sons carpet my daughter had lovingly smeared all over herself and nightdress. This was done whilst I was having to strip a bed as someone had had an accident during the night. Stained carpets and soggy bedsheets – all this before 6.30am never prepares you for a good day does it?

Yesterday – I was an awful Mother.

I shouted too much. I lost my temper too much. I wished I was anywhere but at home. We went out – I got stressed and left way too early. I was an awful Mother.

I spent too much time clock watching and tatting about on my phone. The rain kept us inside and all cooped up,but I had no energy to try to make another adventure after our day out ended at 2pm.

The day stretched out in front of me and was waiting for bedtime. What a pretty crappy thing to do.

Yesterday I was so ungrateful and was not a very nice person. Who wants a grumpy Mommy who is short tempered and just knackered? I feel so guilty. Knowing there’s over a month of the holidays and I am already losing my shizz is a sobering thought.

Yesterday evening, I booked the kids tickets to the cinema. Today we go and today I won’t be such a miserable cow. I will try to make them smile and allow them to enjoy themselves. I’ll get out of my funk and stop being so down on everything.

Today I will get out of bed a more positive person. I will be more patient and this time tomorrow, hopefully I will have undone all the grumbling and rubbish day that I have them on Tuesday. I will once again be the Mommy they want me to be. The one they deserve. We all have bad days. Mine was yesterday. Today won’t be the same. It’s time to get my big girl pants on and man up. Live and let live and bloody smile! There’s a hell of a lot of reasons to; I can think of three not so far away.

B xx

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  1. Iris Tilley
    3rd August 2016 / 7:32 am

    Aww we are not robots so feelings are not on and off switches it’s OK to be grumpy but don’t forget to tell your children that you are and you need a cuddle then when they feel like that they will know it’s OK cos they in turn will get a cuddle too. When Mrs grumpy comes out turn it into a game if you can lol make funny grumpy voices you never know it might snap you out of it quicker and the kids will find it funny too.

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    3rd August 2016 / 2:57 pm

    We are all human
    Nobody can be happy all the time
    Having one of these days today
    Tomorrow I’ll be fine

  3. 3rd August 2016 / 5:33 pm

    Sending hugs! Don’t be too hard on yourself. We all have days where we’re not he best mum we can be….I hope today has been better x

  4. 3rd August 2016 / 9:33 pm

    We are only human and these little people push to places that I didn’t know existed! Don’t be too hard on yourself, I bet they didn’t notice or have forgotten already. I hope the cinema was fun x

  5. 5th August 2016 / 8:34 am

    This school holidays has had me pretty grumpy so far for a few reasons, I think we all have those days. Don’t feel bad, we’ve got a lot of time to make up for it 😉

    Stevie xx

  6. 9th August 2016 / 12:30 pm

    We all have those grumpy days Beth, I know I do. The days when at the end of it you feel guilty for being such a moaner, and we always focus more on those days than we do the ones where we have made our babies smile. Don’t be so hard on yourself lovely.
    Hope you had fun at the cinema! xx