Yesterday I had to tell Maddie that life is not one big party and the sooner she learns and accepts that, the happier she'll be. And then I thought, "Have I accepted that?" Have I come to love and appreciate the mundane, the monotonous tasks that must be completed over and over again, the routine? Sadly, no. Despite my love for checking tasks off the list, I don't enjoy being home with my kids every day. I realize my attitude is all about perspective and gratefulness, but the honest truth is that, sometimes, I just get tired of being a mom.
So Mondays are days of catching up, cleaning up, and assessing my attitude for the week. Am I going to resign myself to the mellow Monday blues or am I going to choose joy? Despite the circumstances, attitude is always in my control.