a case of the mondays

One of the fun parts of having three babies so close together is that your oldest two go through the "terrible twos" together. Today, I was that mom. I woke up early, had some time with Jesus, I promise I could almost hear birds chirping as I cooked breakfast. Took Glory & Benjamin grocery shopping, fed them all a nutritious lunch and ahhhh.... here it comes, my reward! Naptime! I decided to be a multi-tasker and pre-cook dinner so I could relax later and that's when it all went south.

Elias took NO nap. Benjamin took about a thirty minute nap. Glory woke up about an hour & a half early. That's ok! Let's still try and conquer the world, babes! I decided to get us out of the house so Nick could unpack and off we go, to the library! Then the Starbucks! We'll be back at six to throw the chicken in the oven, miss you Daddy!

Did you know that it is not just a stereotype that librarians say "shhhhh"?
Nope, if you have a screaming 16 month old in a library - she will walk over and loudly say "shhhh" in your face. That's for real.

Also, one of your toddlers may have the strength in their sweet little arms to
shatter a pastry plate at Starbucks. Too bad you didn't see which one,
I don't think it matters when you have to call and apologize.
Oh and if your boy toddler flails himself on the ground in the Starbucks parking lot and takes his shoes off because you just threw his "treat" in the trash (I mean, you have to after the plate is shattered) - don't freak out. Just laugh (hahahahahaha) and then discipline him in the car.

Disclaimer: I don't write this post to shame my children. I love them like nuts and they are a huge sign of God's grace in my life.
At dinner they had me smiling and laughing like the whole day was erased.
They are sixteen months and 30 months, life is hard for them with no naps. They're sinners and they need grace and sometimes they need blogs written about them - just to say,
Seriously, Ya'll?

I just want all you mamas to know, it's not just you. We all have days like that.
(Say you have days like that, PLEASE!)

But here is a picture of how I feel after today: