September 16, 2011

In Perspective ...

So I a having a bad day ... the Monkey has been up at 5 a.m. all week with the exception of today when he greeted the world very cherrily at 4:20 a.m. UGH! His activity level has been high all week, to the point of being the equivilent of one of those super-happy people you meet on your early communte to work and wonder if you could plead insanity for throwing them off the bus ... Yep, his energy and excitement level are that high. But its nothing compared to his desire to "push buttons" this week, and I don't mean on the TV- though there has been a lot of that.

He is a walking hurricane and chaos follows ... he has learned to put his toys in the toy basket, but quickly takes them out again and leaves them. I think he has the concept backwards- instead of the toys being in/out/in the toy box at the end of the day, they are out/in/out. {Sigh} What are you going to do? I just write down clean-up time in my workout journal now and feel a little more productive.

It is days like this that can take over if you don't remind yourself it can always be worse, or that you're lucky to have this as a problem. Take my friend Jenicini for example. She and V, struggled with fertility treatments trying to get pregnant, while juggling a military move to Alaska. All they wanted was a little Monkey of their own, but it wasn't in the cards to happen the easy way. Jenicini is a IRL friend, who started blogging about her journey to motherhood through medical assistance. Now she is the mother to a beautiful baby boy who is the center of her world (sorry V and Sweetpea!) Then there is Megan, another Army wife sister, whose husband was injured in Afghanistan and her world was turned upside down when they were moved to a facility that could assist with his rehab. Now she is settling her family into a new place while juggling doctor appointments, physical therapy session, getting kids ready for school and grocery shopping. And let's not forget Army Blogger Wife, whose family just retired from the military (yes, the family retired- its a life that we all take on.) Now she is transitioning to a new chapter while also guiding her 3 children through this new change.

Each journey has some bumps on the road, but as military wives, we've learned to take those moments for what they are ... moments in time. Things will get better, things may get worse, but at the end of the day its great to look back and say, "Whew! I survived!" We're survivors ... put us on an island and it'll be a whole new reality show!

To put myself in either one of their shoes reminds me to look at my "bad day" and say, it's not really that bad. I mean, sure Monkey keeps feeding his waffle to the dog, he has a gift for opening childproof locks and enjoys taking off the cover of the TV cabinet and hiding it under the sofa cushions, but all in all, its not that bad. Just another adventure in the live of a Monkey's mommy!

Now I have to go turn off Mickey Mouse because I cannot hear the "hot dog song" one more time ...

Until our next cup of tea ...

1 Tea Party Guest:

jenicini said...

Thanks for the bloggy <3!