The bad news is that one of my children ate an almost full container of gummie vitamins this morning. The good news was that this did not happen until 9:30 am. It’s always a good day when nothing dramatic occurs before 9 am.
The bad news is that $5 worth of supplemental nutrition that is supposed to last a month was consumed in one day. The good news is that my child may only suffer an upset stomach and not poisoning according to the very understanding representative from the manufacturer. (In order to protect the innocent, it should be noted that the guilty party is not the child pictured. :))
The bad news is that this child may get an upset stomach and I will have to console a
whiny hurting child which was not in my plans for the day. The good news is that maybe this child will remember all the times I have talked about the importance of not touching vitamins or medicine.
The bad news is that the guilty child tried to blame it on another child and I believed it. The good news is that the innocent child still loves me.
The bad news is that my child who gladly consumed 30 days worth of vitamins lied. The good news is that we had another teaching opportunity about the importance of truth.
These are the things that make up my days. It may not be the skillful inhalation of 60 gummie vitamins in 1 minute, but each day presents its own challenges as a mama of four kiddos. Some nights I crawl into bed and I thank God that we all just survived the day.
Every day is filled to the brim with the good and the bad. It’s my choice on where I place my focus. Sometimes it’s a little harder to see the good, but I know it’s there. Just waiting to be found.
Motherhood is full of messy, challenging things. But it’s overloaded with good things. Sticky fingers wanting to hold hands. Sloppy kisses. Bright eyes full of laughter and love. Let’s embrace it and seek out the good in each and every day!