This week has been… interesting. I’ve had a tummy bug, which–in addition to holding me captive in my house–has left me tired, weak, and hungry. And we all know being tired, weak, and hungry leads to being irritable, impatient, and lethargic.
Not the best attributes to make for a sunny, happy mommy.
I’ve had many can-someone-please-take-the-kids-before-I-implode moments. A few why-can’t-babies-just-do-what-you-want moments. A few more why-are-toddlers-so-infuriating moments. And even a couple please-remind-me-why-I-wanted-to-be-a-stay-at-home-mom moments.
Thankfully my husband has been here to help with the boys before and after work, as well as talk me off the ledge when I’m complaining about the parts of my “job” that I don’t like and the fact that I want to jump ship.
But you know, even despite my less-than-stellar mothering over these last few days… my boys are as gorgeous and funny and lovable as ever:
In the midst of a stormy week, they’ve been both my rain and my sunshine.
They keep me grounded and remind me just how much I’m still growing up too.
They see my best and my not-so-best and still love me just where I’m at.
Oh how I love them right back.
In case you’re wondering, these photos were taken before I got sick. I had a friend over and so seized the rare opportunity to get in a photo with the boys while they were both happy, though I suppose by the time we took this one Levi had moved on a little, hence the blur and God-knows-what in his mouth.
But whatever, it’s my boys and their mama all in one photo so I like.
And for the record, the yellow and white matchy-matchy thing? Total coincidence. My husband dressed the boys (he normally just chooses whatever’s on the top of the stack in the drawer) and I dressed myself. So there. Coincidence.
What if you don’t believe me? Well then just give us a banjo, a tambourine, and a couple of spoons and call us the Booker Family Sunshine Band.
As much as these little dudes sometimes stretch me to my limits and leave me exhausted and frustrated, they are also my little rays of sunshine and really do make me happy when skies are gray.
And dang, they are cute. Just look at the littlest:
Dear friends, what has reminded you about the sunshine lately?
sunshine: #3 of my 52 fotos project.
Linking in with other Project 52ers: Styleberry Blog, Courtney Kirkland, Moments & Impressions, Wicked Kate, and Firecracker Mama.
And also linking in with Sweet Violet and McDougall Photo Blog.