I wrote a rather ranty, grumpy post earlier. Then this afternoon on Twitter, I saw Mum Turned Mom’s linky about Happiness. It was just what I needed to pull myself out of this funk. I had spent all week feeling underappreciated and overworked. But really, things are not so bad. 

Yes, my son has wanted my full attention and it has made things like cooking dinner and tidying quite difficult. Yes, my daughter had had a few tantrums and called me ‘evil’ (I had told her to wash her hands after school). Yes, Husband has had to work late a couple of times and hadn’t been that helpful at the weekend. But, my son has been extra sweet and wanting lots of cuddles. One day he won’t want to cuddle his mummy loads. My daughter has had her sweet moments and told me that I am the ‘best mummy in the world’. Husband has made us dinner most nights and has taken today off to spend as a family.

My life is happy. My children are happy. My marriage has mostly been happy–though there was that one time where Husband had an affair in my dream. Nothing is perfect. Nothing is easy. I don’t have much time on my own. But one day I will have too much time. One day my children will have their own lives and I will look back and miss these precious days.


14 thoughts on “Happiness

  1. It’s so easy to get swamped by the tough stuff and forget to look for the happy moments – I know I am very guilty of that some days, and I find that writing down some of my reasons to be happy, things I am grateful for, really makes a difference and shifts my focus. I cannot tell you how pleased I am that #ThePrompt cheered you up today. Thanks so much for linking up and reminding us to take a moment to appreciate xx

  2. You’re so right. I think, before we know it, the kids will have grown and we’ll be sad to have empty houses and too much time – though a little balance would be nice! I remind myself of this when I have bad days, too x

  3. I agree completely my kids are 19 and 13 and in the foreseeable future is a time when they won’t need me anymore, treasure every moment while you can #ThePrompt

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