I'll be the first to admit that I was tired and cranky yesterday. I don't know why I felt so tired, but I wanted to get thing done - so when it came to nap time, I just wanted my sweet 2 and 3 year olds to lay down and sleep!
Do you ever have those days?
This is when Grouchy Mommy appeared and took over for a while. Somewhere in the back of my mind, Healthy Mommy softly spoke to me about taking a walk. I decided we would go to the library as soon as I could get everyone ready. But gracious, I just wanted a few minutes of quiet. Grouchy and Healthy had a battle that lasted about an hour. Grouchy still was not entirely quelled when it was time to set foot out the door.
Great news! A 3 mile walk (roughly 6,000 steps) helped Grouchy Mommy to go away. I got fresh air, exercise, and just felt better in general. We're still working on changing our mindset about getting a good long walk in during the day, but it's coming along. I've just got to convince myself that it is best for all of us - and when our 90+ degree summer weather hits, I need to remind myself that this is for my precious boys.
What helps you to gain a better attitude when the Grouch inside tries to take over and ruin your day?