This is how our week started.
Henry sat on my hip as I tried to figure out how to set the alarm on my brand spanking new cell phone. Suddenly, he swung his baby arm and smacked the phone from my hands. I watched in horror as the shiny device smashed to pieces on the floor. I could feel myself slipping into a black hole of anxiety.
"This is going to be the worst week ever," I mumbled. When I bent down to pick up my busted phone, I took a couple of breaths. Suddenly, I decided to let the pity parade pass me by. I gave Henry a big hug and a warm smile. I was determined to turn this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day around!
"I call a do-over!" I said as I stuffed Henry into his snowsuit and headed out the door. A walk along the canal was just what we needed. It gave us a boost of happiness and allowed us to connect with nature. Bad days happen to everyone, but we have the power to guide our minds into a happier state. I'm pretty good at stopping negativity in its tracks. I mean, I was born with glitter in my veins! Next time you're on the bad day train, jump off! Meditate, go for a walk, listen to music and tap into gratitude.
Happy highlights from our week that I am thankful for:
- Work. Yes, I go to bed at 8 p.m and get up at 3:30 a.m, but heading to a job I love makes it easier-and lattes. Love my lattes.
- Being a Stay-At-Home-Mom. I love spending my days with Henry, teaching him, celebrating his milestones and showing him affection. I am so blessed.
- Playdates. I had a chance to catch up and laugh with some mom friends I really click with and Henry got to socialize with other babies his age. This week he enjoyed a fancy lunch with his friend Audrey and he also got to dive into the ball pit with Leia and Quinny at Cosmic Adventures.
- Crafternoon. The weather was a little too cold, so we stayed in and got our craft on. This week's project was salad spinner art. This awesome mom inspired me. Henry loved that he got a turn to spin. The fun part is not knowing what the outcome will be until you lift off the top.
Have an awesome, great, amazing, very good day, friends!!!