Friday, February 18, 2011

FF: Cranky McCranky Pants

I woke up yesterday on the wrong side of the bed… seriously. It was just one of those days where I felt quiet and grumpy and under-excited about the day. I was annoyed and depressed about everything… and I couldn’t shake it.

Since I was working from home and the boys are out of school this week…

I decided to do something about my horrific mood.

So I turned off the computer and told the boys to get their shoes on.

I went outside on what had to be the most beautiful day of the year and instead of just watching my kids…

I decided to become 5 years old again.

We played duck, duck goose, ring around the rosie, and bowling… We did cartwheels, hand stands, and sprints. We spun ourselves dizzy, jumped on the trampoline, and rolled in the grass. We rode the scooter up and down the driveway until my legs burned and I raced Nolan backwards, forwards, sideways, skipping, and flipping around the house (got some strange looks from the neighbors on that one)

I ran around the yard until my lungs hurt with three little boys that mean more to me than I could ever have the words to explain.

I did it all without the camera because I just wanted to enjoy the simple moments that too often pass me by.

Later, after bed-time prayers, hugs, and many, many kisses, I tucked my (totally exhausted) boys into bed .

The house grew quiet, and as I sat on the couch with the other love of my life…

 I smiled.

Bad mood… over.


So my question this week is… how do you get over a bad mood?

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