Today hasn’t been my best day ever.
Firstly, while coming home from bible study I slipped and whipped out on the last remaining sliver of ice on our driveway. I was completely fine, completely soaked, and looking around hoping none of my neighbors saw.
I brushed myself off and went about my business. It hasn’t been determined yet if any neighbors happened to be looking out the window.
Anyway fast forward to mid afternoon… I decided we needed hot chocolate, so I filled up my trusty tea kettle and turned on the stove. I walked away for a minute, or several. My lovely kettle has this one annoying thing, it doesn’t make any noise when it boils.
When I came back it was completely out of water.
So having a momentary mental lapse I went the sink to refill….
And then I steam burned my own hand. So definitely not my best day.
Thankfully my big deal brother is a deputy fire chief or whatever and I’ve now been soaking in cold water for over an hour and a half with no sign of blistering.
It’s always good to have the right kind of specialized people in these situations to tell you exactly how to handle it.
Here’s the thing also.
While I’ve been soaking my hand, the 3 year old has been…
Because I still have to mom.
I know there are a small number of people who either have the finances, or massively special support system the includes people who don’t work, don’t have kids, and live close enough to drop everything at a moments notice so they don’t have to mom when they are sick, tired, soaking their hand, or just don’t feel like it and need a day off… I’m happy for you all really I am.
Then there are mostly rest of us who are just trying to get to bed time today with everyone physically, emotionally, and spiritually ok. I’m with you mostly rest of us moms, we are literally doing the very best we can. And God sees us too, and I know He is with us.
Today my single mom friend posted that her childcare for today got sick and she had to take her less than 1 year old to work.
Today my friend has one kid in the hospital, one kid’s birthday this weekend, and she is sick.
Today my friend had to make a gut wrenching decision to put one of her kids back into institutional care because they can’t provide the care level required at home.
If I had a billion dollars I would hire them all a full time nanny and house keeper.
I don’t so today I just want to say I see you friends, I see you doing the best you can for all of your kids and I know it’s hard, and I’m not going to mom judge you for doing your absolute best when your tank is empty