And then there are the bad days. It could be sleep deprivation, overstimulation, or a full moon. We don’t always know why, but some days just kind of suck. We’re watching the clock and counting down the hours until bedtime. It can feel like the entire day is one epic mess interrupted by ever increasing meltdowns (ours and theirs). Those are the days we sit down to check Facebook for a brief rest only to see all of our friends feeling “#blessed,” leaving us to wonder if anyone else on earth is having a disastrous day.
Here’s the good news! No day is a total loss, and there’s always still time to turn it around. Here are some tricks to improve even the worst day:
1. Take Some Deep Breaths
2. Adjust Your Expectations
3. Have a Dance Party in the Kitchen
4. Go For a Meander
5. Call a Friend For an Emergency Play Date
6. Cuddle and Read Books
7. Bake together
There isn’t a parent in the world who doesn’t have the occasional bad day. We all have times when we don’t enjoy our kids, and we feel like we don't know what we're doing. When things get really rough in the trenches, remember that you’re doing a great job, and there’s no one your kids would rather dance, explore, read, and bake with than you.