Life isn't always perfect, everyone knows that. Parenthood lets you know that just about every day. The Hubs and I have had our share of tough times while navigating our way through this world of parenting, and sometimes it's easy to take your partner for granted and to feel like you do all the work. I know I play the martyr sometimes and I'm sure it drive The Hubs insane.
But right now, as we're on a great vacation, I'm trying to savor the good times so that I can keep them in my pocket for the next rough patch and pull them out and appreciate what I have. Today was a rough day. We rented a boat for the morning and while it started out fantastic, Mr. L had a monumental breakdown 1/2 way through our outing and The Hubs and I were at each other trying to figure out what to do. It certainly wasn't the finest moment for any of us (As our toddler lay on the floor of the boat WAILING his brains out, I sit behind him trying to do my best to ignore him and let him scream it out, all the while The Hubs (who isn't privy to this type of behavior often) is trying his best to keep everyone happy and getting nowhere while doing it), and while our afternoon has gotten better, we're still feeling some annoyance from hours before (The Hubs and I that is, Mr. L couldn't care less about how he acted on the open seas). But as i sit here typing, a smile is brought to my face and I'm forgetting about all of teh tension I felt before as I hear my amazing husband take a shower with our darling son. He's treating him with such kindness and care. Making sure to make shower-time fun for Mr. L while still doing a great job at getting him as clean as possible and not missing any spots. I feel blessed to have a husband this involved. To have a husband who wants to be this involved. A husband who had 3 weeks of vacation time and chose to spend it with us in a location where spending time with his wife and child would be easy and stress free.
I hope the next time we have a tough day, I can reflect on how I'm feeling now and just let my tension go and enjoy this life that I'm living.