Sometimes you have days and days like this in a row, days that start out and finish like this, and you say something like "dang, can I just get one stinkin' normal day? I just want a normal day with no shenanigans or disasters or sleep deprived foolishness. Just, regular."
Then you go to your social media site of choice with your right hand whilst you nurse a baby with your left and you find out what you already knew was probably true: most of the moms you know are having the same kinds of things happen and you realize...
Oh my gosh.
This. Is. Normal.
The shenanigans and disasters and sleep deprived foolishness are the normal and regular of everyday life with kids. Apparently. I mean, I don't want...I mean you (ahem) really don't want it to be true but there it is- the cold, hard truth staring you in the face and you're like "well, crap..."
You guys, I don't mean to alarm anyone or anything, but it turns out that what I was imagining to be a "normal" day, the kind of day that I basically expect but rarely actually experience, is actually a REMARKABLE day. A magically unusual, strangely mystical sort of day.
Well shoot! I've been praying for the wrong thing this whole time! I keep asking for a normal day and I keep GETTING normal days. Derp.
Anyway, I'm not here to give advice about this or anything. Obvi I just realized a fact most of y'all learned in Motherhood 101. I'm just here to confess my foolishness. And to tell you that my new prayer will be that I can manage Normal with more grace and that please might we have a remarkable, magically unusual, strangely mystical sort of day on Sunday for Paul's first communion Mass? Pretty pretty please with sugar on top?
p.s. Speaking of motherhood- I wrote a chapter for this real actual book and now the book is published and Lawd help me but I cannot remember a word I said. I hope it helps someone somewhere. You'll love it regardless because so many wonderful women contributed. Clicky aqui for a list of all the peoples. I'll talk more soon but I wanted to tell you now because it became available sooner than we thought. Exciting!