Today was a good day.
Today I was happy.
Today my 3-year-old son was happy.
Today I didn’t yell.
Today my son didn’t yell.
Today I wasn’t short with him.
Today my son didn’t tantrum.
Today I wasn’t critical of him.
Today my son wasn’t impatient or frustrated.
Today I kindly established boundaries and gave calm warnings.
Today my son didn’t sit in timeout.
Today I praised my son for eating well.
Today my son did a great job eating.
Today I was a goofball with my son.
Today my son laughed and laughed till he was gasping for air.
Today I ran and ran in circles and threw the ball with my son.
Today my son got out all of his energy.
Today I peacefully and patiently got my son ready for bed.
Today my son went to bed easily and early.
Most days are nowhere near perfect. Most days I am grasping for one more ounce of patience. Most days I feel defeated and exhausted. Most days I feel the need to constantly get work done. Most days I feel entitled to relaxing and indulging in social media. Today was not perfect. I wasn’t the perfect mom or and I didn’t do everything right… but today? Today was a good day!