Thursday, March 9, 2023

One of those days

Day 9 of 31 at TWT!
Did you ever have one of those days that just unfolds like a 47-car pile-up? When everything that could possibly go wrong (and even some things you thought couldn't go wrong!) absolutely does? Your very own Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day, just like Alexander's?

That's what today felt like. (Although, now that I've caught my breath, I must admit there will still plenty of good moments sprinkled in... they just got overpowered, like small oases hidden in a vast desert.)

It was just one thing after another. By dinnertime, I felt like a small leaf that had been battered down the pavement by gusts of wind. 

But as I rocked Rainbow Girl in her room, singing our special song, all those bumps faded away. As always, I kissed her hair and patted her back. Suddenly, her little hand started sliding across my arm.

 "Look, Mommy!" she whispered, looking up to gaze into my eyes. "I'm patting you!"

"Thank you, Sweetie Pie!" I whispered back, the last bits of tension flowing away. 

"I love love love love love you!" she cooed. "You're the very best Mommy!"

"I try so hard, Sweetie Pie!" I sighed. "Do you know how much I love you?"

She grinned expectantly. 

"Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots!" I nuzzled her shoulder and tickled her face with my nose as I often do at bedtime, eliciting delighted squeals. 

"I love YOU lots an' lots an' lots an' lots an' lots!" she nuzzled my nose and buried her face in my shoulder right back, still giggling. 

And just like that, it's one of those days to be grateful for: an Excellent, Wonderful, So-Good, Very Nice Day. 


  1. What a sweet moment, Jen. Sometimes it’s just the little things that make our day better

  2. I love how you so colorfully describe your day - from the tough moments to the tender ones. Your girls sounds like little replicas of you - thoughtful and kind and brightening everyone's day. Thanks for sharing the beautiful moment that reminds all of us that even "terrible, no good days" can have moments of beauty.


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