Even the Bad Days Are Good

I had a rough weekend. Came down with some kind of bug. I still don’t know what it was. But I was good for nothing all day Sunday. So when I came downstairs this morning, I very quickly plummeted into a dark mood. No one had emptied the dishwasher, so there were dirty dishes all over the kitchen. Aleksander’s toys were everywhere. The house was in a general state of chaos. I had thirty minutes to get Aleksander dressed and fed before we headed out to music class. Oh yeah, and I still had to take out the trash. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

My day was definitely not off to a good start. To make matters worse, I was having trouble not blaming PER for every rotten little thing. He’d been holed up in his office for most of the weekend, working. So it really wasn’t his fault. But I’m afraid I sent him off with quite a grumble, and he won’t be back from his business trip until late Thursday.

But all that changed when I opened the car door to get Aleksander and take him in to music class. My little man greeted me with a great, big, joyful smile! My heart melted and all my frustrations dissolved in an instant. That sweet little boy was so perfectly happy just to see me! It was quite a gift.

Oh, and PER ended up stopping back home before he went to the airport to pick up the sunglasses he’d left in my car. So I was able to send him off with the goodbye kiss I wished I’d given him that morning 🙂

Question: Do you have a story about a little moment that changed your whole day?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 12:27:05

    They know how to change our day, don`t hey????
    I mean, they can be very difficult, of course, but with one smile, they make us so happy!!!


  2. Gretchen
    Feb 23, 2011 @ 12:00:58

    There are countless sweet moments with my two boys. I think it is nature’s way of preventing us from eating our young:) Matthew woke up SO happy today, he was bouncing around and saying ‘mon-KEE mommie, MonKEE’ (he had his curious George jammies on) What made this not quite so cute was that is was 4:45AM. and I could tell he was up for the day. So off we went downstairs so we wouldn’t wake up Lucas (they share a room) and as I am stumbling around the kitchen making coffee Matthew is beside himself with joy and keeps telling, “Wake up Mommie, Wake up!’ I assured him that indeed Mommie was very much awake. But he was just so sweet that it made it hard for me to be upset at having to get up early.


    • KateR
      Feb 23, 2011 @ 13:30:51

      What a great story, Gretchen! These are indeed the moments that keep us going – even when we’re running on empty, without so much as a morning coffee. I shudder to think of Aleksander ever waking up for the day that early. I hope that doesn’t happen on a regular basis!


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