Friday, October 28, 2011

sometimes you have to hit the "reset" button

Have you ever had a day that started out so bumpy you needed to hit the "reset" button and start again? On this Friday morning, I woke up to a teething boy who was having a miserable little time. So we cuddled a lot, played a little, took some meds, and said "night night" for an early nap. It was at this moment I realized that I was way more stressed than I wanted to be at 9:45 on a Friday morning. That doesn't bode well for the rest of my day, or weekend!

Time to start again. My reset button looks a little something like this:

Don't you worry about how old the magazines are...I'm just happy I have a chance to read them. This is what happens when toddlers make you prioritize life. :)

It's funny how effective a break can be. Candles+eucalyptus spearmint bath salts+Vogue/Elle Decor+warm water (not hot enough to bake lil' Liam)= a relaxed mama, ready to maneuver gracefully throughout the rest of her day.

As if that wasn't enough of a reset, I decided to make a statement for my expectations on this glorious Friday morning and I climbed right into a pair of sweatpants, post bath. Friday, you WILL be the start to a nice, relaxing, family-time-filled weekend and you WILL be enjoyed.
Round 1
Lauren: 1
Stress: 0


  1. Love this! I need to remember to his the reset button sometimes - such a great idea! :-)

    Glad your day got better girly!

  2. Hello! I found your blog through the Follower Fest going on at Casey's. I'm now a follower of your blog too. I couldn't agree more. I need my reset button hit right about now... crazy day!!

    Digger ~xoxo~

  3. Looks like your bath made the world of difference! Glad it helped get you in a more relaxed state :)

  4. Now, THAT'S a genius idea. Wish I was rich enough to have a live-in masseus (sp?) to rub me down after that nap. I'm rethinking this homeschooling idea....mama needs a time out to function well.

  5. @Miranda, I need to remember it too! I haven't done it before but it definitely worked. :)

  6. @Digger, nice to meet you! I'm now a follower of your blog as well. So glad you stopped by :)

  7. @Ashley, it helped BIG TIME!!!!! So glad someone decided to invent the bathtub. Had to have been a woman ;)

  8. @Daniella, YOU AND ME BOTH. When you find a free live-in masseuse let me know. I will hire their twin. :) And I DO. NOT. blame you for re-thinking the homeschooling idea. That is, honestly, the reason I couldn't [don't want to] do it. I want the break!!! But some are built for it- power to them!