Last Friday night, Noel and I took the boys to a Cat and the Hat story time at Barnes and Noble. They hear the story and get to meet the character. Great idea.
I wish I could say that the story time was entertaining because of the book; But it was the unexpected entertainment that made everything worthwhile.
One little twin girl flew off solo (while her mom was sitting with the other twin), running with an "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" all the way across the floor, in front of the storyteller, until she ran into the bookshelf and totally busted. Not to be out done, a little boy on the same side took off running with his little brother in tow in the stroller, only to have his mom catch him on to the back of his shirt to reel him in.
It was one of those moments, where, after a really long day myself, I just had to laugh. Mainly because I kept thinking of this Buzzfeed article (it's so ridiculous, but so hilarious), and that, although my boys were sitting and listening at the time, they had delivered an Oscar-worthy scream-off at the pool earlier.
It got me thinking about how EVERYONE has rough days. Rough days with their kids, rough days at work, rough days with themselves.
If you see someone looking gorgeous with a perfect outfit, perfect hair, and manicured nails, just know that, yes(!), they were probably wearing yoga pants with nothing on their face yesterday. When you see someone's child acting perfectly and throwing out yes m'ams, just know that that same child had a full on, stomp it out tantrum when their cookie broke in half at the restaurant yesterday. (And yes, some kids are naughty acting all the time because their parents don't discipline them..but that's another blog post for another time...but most of the time, it's just kids being kids!)
So don't feel bad if you're having a bad day...because we all have them. And when you're having a great day, maybe use some of that extra spice to help someone else out! :-)