Well for me this is the absolute truth. Not today, not right now, not until I have a couple of minutes to breathe.
Some days it is just like that – some days it is better to acknowledge that pushing through, and being a grumpy mum is going to do more harm than good.
Today – this is me. Hiding in my office, hair dripping from my shower, eyes tired, and not enthused. No reason that the chaos and noise should be bothering me this morning, no real reason that I’m not coping except for what’s going on in my own head.
My children always seem to know, when I’m not coping at the top of my game. That’s the morning, that you get extra grizzling, or extra fighting.
This morning it’s the grizzling. It’s been escalating, it’s about the reading homework. It was tricky at home yesterday, it was tricky at school yesterday according to a quick note in the Communications book. Nothing bad, just tiredness resulting in grizzling and non-compliance. And most days I’m up for it – no worries.
Today I’m not the person for the job – today hubby has to step up and do it. And if he wasn’t there to do it – then I’d have written a quick note saying that we weren’t able to get to the reading today for the teacher.
Changing the energy, and walking away helped this morning.
I’m more settled, the reading is done without a battle by me, and the kids are all ready for school and outside playing in the fog.
Admitting that you’re not up for the job on any given day is not a weakness, it’s acknowledgement, it’s powerful, and it works.
What job are you not up for today? I’d love to hear about your story.