Also, my kids? Bewitched. Seriously. I often talk about how magical parenthood is. And it is. It is wonderful. I am trying to keep things in perspective. But when I have dealt with punching, kicking and 498998 meltdowns before ten am, I feel a little burnt out.
Today I not only threatened jail to James (don't ask...) and started crying in front of him (which is super rare) and my tummy is just really hurting. Oh yea, and I mentioned E went to the ER with crazy abdominal pain too? Boo.
But, there is always a flip side. Always. We have health insurance. We will figure out what is going on and get better. My kids are healthy, however crazy they may be. Maybe they are acting like crazed circus animals because they have a touch of this tummy bug? I don't know. But it will pass.
AND, during all this, everything is showing off their most beautiful spring colors. My favorite tree of all, the Kawanzan Cherry, is in bloom. There is one in our neighborhood that looks like a fairytale. Last night I went at sunset (after a crazy infuriating day) and just lied under it, on some stranger's sidewalk. They saw me and laughed and joked that maybe I liked their tree more than they did. I agreed. I needed that. Pink flowers and birds chirping and sunset and blue sky.
I needed it.