I’m teaching my kids that it’s okay to have a bad day

My day has been an absolute roller coaster. It was going so well until it wasn’t. I had a kick ass workout and was feeling proud of myself. My kids came home from their mom’s house, and were in a great mood. That’s actually really awesome because things are improving for the kids and that makes me so happy.

My day took an unexpected turn and you know what, that’s life. Things happen and I can’t always control it. I try really hard not to focus on the things I can’t control but sometimes that’s difficult. Today was one of those days.

I dealt with it the best I could but it’s tough to shield my kids from having to experience their Dad having a really bad day. I feel like it’s important for my kids to know that while I’m not okay in the moment, I will be. I tried very hard to take what I was going through and turn it into something positive by showing the kids that we all have bad days. What’s important is that we don’t let those bad days break us or change who we are.

I spent some time embracing what I was feeling and then decided that there was nothing I could do about it in the moment.

I put on my happy face and took Emmett to pick up pizza for dinner. It’s Friday and we try to do movie nights on Fridays. Tonight they wanted to watch the new Space Jam and that’s what we did. I cut out a little early because I’m emotionally and physically exhausted. I didn’t sleep well last night and it was a rough day. I’m going to crash early.

Sometimes all you can do is put one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward. I want my kids to know life isn’t always going to be easy and there are times we just have to push through.

Tomorrow is a new day and while I have no idea what it’s going to bring, I will do my best to be a good leader for my kids and be the best version of me possible.

Like I said, parenting is hard. Life is hard but it’s always worth living. ☺

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