I’m desperately trying to change the course of our day for the better. The boys want to go back to Quail Hollow and go hiking today. I don’t exactly feel up to doing that and I know Lizze is still a bit under the weather.
Having said that, it’s a very positive activity and it gets them away from their tablets. They may take them with us for the sole purpose of taking pictures, and I’m okay with that. If we do end up going, I think we’ll take Ruby with us. She’d have a great time and that’s something we couldn’t easily do with Maggie. She was way too big to load in the car and people don’t always react well to pits. This will help to make a trip like this a bit more memorable for everyone.
Anyway, I’m waiting to see how Lizze is feeling because I know she’s going to want to go with us. Whether or not she physically can may be a different story.
I’m excited that the kids are getting into hiking, especially considering some of their challenges can present obstacles. So far, it’s been a very positive, healthy, growing experience and one I intend on supporting. ☺
No one is ever going to always have a good day. No one is ever going to always be able to find the positive. All we can do is try our best and even when our best isn’t enough, find a way to keep moving forward. Life is messy and as much as I sometimes wish it was cleaner and a bit easier, I know it’s not going to happen.
Rather than have a bad day take root and create turmoil in our house, I think we’re going to abruptly switch gears and simply go in a different direction. A direction that will help to reduce some of the stress and anxiety that we’re all feeling today. It will help to put everyone in a better place and teach the kids healthier ways for dealing with their stress/anxiety.
This is how we’re going to move forward today.