Dear Son #1, #2, & #3,
Phew. It’s been a tough year in some respects, hasn’t it? Soon we are coming up to a year since Mommy and Daddy first told you about “The Bad Cold”. A year since so many things changed. We can’t see the people we love, we haven’t been to school, we have to wear masks wherever we go, all we hear about is “No, because of the Bad Cold”, and everything just seems to have a general air of fear and uncertainty about it. We have all been doing our best to stay positive and kind as we work through this “new normal” and we’ve all been doing really well. But today, I’m here to tell you that sometimes it’s okay to take one look at a day and just go…
And that is exactly what we did today. Because it’s exactly what we needed to do.
Today we all cried (at the same time at one point!). Because we were tired. Tired of the snow, tired of “The Bad Cold” and tired of each other.
Today we got angry and yelled at each other. Because we’re human.
Today we said we were sorry. Because we really were.
Today we had lots of hugs. Because it was another thing that was going to get us through the day.
Today we cancelled school. Because we needed all the help we could get, and school wasn’t going to be one of them.
Today we painted. Because all the colours made us happy and we got so messy that we had a bath after. With no soap, just toys.
Today we made chocolate muffins. Because when life looks a little bleak, it doesn’t hurt to have a chocolate muffin or two. Or three.
Today we had a dance party. Because that’s what you do when you say “F It”. You have a dance party to the Lego Move 2 soundtrack.
Today we watched a movie with popcorn. Because Mommy’s never seen Despicable Me 2 the whole way through and really wanted to know what happens in the middle.
Today we ran in the puddles. Because puddles mean Spring and Spring means hope and hope means that everything will be okay. Today we needed some of that.
Tonight, we all said “I love you”. Because even on the worst days, nothing is truer than that.
Tonight, I reflected on this day but did not dwell on it. Because I’m far from perfect, but I did my best.
Just remember, there will be other bad days that you will need to navigate through in this life; and sometimes it’s okay to just say “F It”. Also don’t worry, by the time you get to reading/understanding this post you should know what the “F” stands for.
Here’s to a better day tomorrow my dear boys; we’ll get through this and we’ll be closer for it.
P.S. Daddy: be glad you were at work today.
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