A Sure Fire Way to Recover From One of Those Days

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There are days when I want to scream at the top of my voice. Days when the boys have done nothing but bicker. The washing machine decides to pack in, I bash my arm on the door handle while carrying a basket full of clothes into the utility room, and as I'm walking back into the lounge (with another basket of clothes) I stamp (because I'm so "AARRGH!") on a pile of teeny-tiny lego pieces hidden in the carpet.

A sure fire way to recover from one of those days | Morgan's Milieu: Lego, buried in a red carpet = ouch!
The offending articles

The almighty scream echoes through the house and the Hubby just looks at me.

A sure fire way to recover from one of those days | Morgan's Milieu: A lion roaring, much like me after stepping on lego!
The mane is surprisingly accurate!


The rage flows through me like wild-fire.


I drop the basket on the floor, search out the offending lego pieces and throw them in the already full lego box, all while muttering under my breath.

If you're anything like me these days come round far too often and you end up either crying your eyes out into your pillow or screaming at the first person to push you over the edge. 

This kind of day ruins it for everyone.

You're in a bad mood all day.
The kids give you a wide berth, much like they do with their homework.
The Hubby stays quiet in the hope that you might calm down.

Apart from reaching for a large glass of bourbon there's one sure-fire way to recover from one of those days.

Take a moment to look at your children.

No rolling your eyes because they're bickering, again.
No asking them to tidy up their rooms.

Just look at them.

Watch their faces as they enjoy their TV programme.
See the mannerisms they picked up from their father.
Let your love for them fight that wild fire.

As the rage subsides sit with your children and read a book, or watch your favourite movie together. 

A sure fire way to recover from one of those days | Morgan's Milieu: A lion, in a tree. Lion King anyone?
Lion King anyone?


Smile, cuddle, laugh.

Shared laughter really is the best medicine and enjoying time with your family improves everyone's mood.

A sure fire way to recover from one of those days | Morgan's Milieu: Horrid Henry and the Secret Club, a book LP has started reading today.
LP and I just started reading this together today. 


If the embers of that wild fire still burn watch your children sleep, that will wipe out all signs of rage. Imagine them dreaming about the wonderful day they had reading with you and watching that movie. Think about how they wake every morning wondering what mischief they can get into.

And smile.


Because tomorrow it'll all start again!


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12 comments:

  1. Those are the days the other half gives me a wide berth... Hehe. :D #sharewithme

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  2. Oh wow! Had a proper lightbulb moment at the end of this. What would I want my son to feel about this day? Even if I'm too tired toget dressed it can be a lovely cosy day reading and snacking. What an incredible opportunity! Thank you xx

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    1. I'm so glad to help, it's funny how we can get bogged down in the day-to-day and forget to look at our children for who they really are. It's lovely to just watch them sometimes, it makes it all better. x

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  3. Very true - lovely post! Visiting from #sharewithme

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  4. This advice is also very applicable to husbands as well. When he uses EVERY clean cup in the cupboard rather than wash one up, when he leaves his dirty clothes in a pile on the bedroom, when he flicks the telly over a billion times instead of just picking a stupid channel. I sometimes have to stop, step back and actually see the gorgeous wonderful man I married instead of just his annoying habits.
    Thanks for linking up #abitofeverything
    Tracey xx

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    1. Oh yes, I'm with you. They can do the most annoying things but when you take that moment you remember why you love them. Thanks for commenting xx

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  5. It's true watching them sleep really does calm all the rage inside. Until the eldest starts getting up repeatedly..I may need to work on this #anythinggoeslinky

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    1. Hehe, it doesn't always do the job. But as long as they don't wake up then you're sorted. :)

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  6. Ahh bless you we all have those rage days and it's amazing how fast it goes away watching them sleep. Family laughter is the best medicine you are so right. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again this week for another great round of #sharewithme

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    1. Oh boy we certainly do! I think sometimes the rage gets on top of us and we forget how to ease it. Laughing is one of the easiest ways! :) I hope to link up to #sharewithme this week. x

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