Today was a no-good, very bad day! Well, not all of it. :) Let's just say I had some issues with my strong-willed oldest child, which tested my patience severely and had me in tears by the day's end! Days like this make me feel like the worst mommy in the world, and like I have the most difficult child in the world too . . . but I think everyone has days like that from time to time, right? Please? Tell me I'm not alone?! :) And it always seems to happen just when things have been moving along smoothly and behavior has been really good for quite a while. Oh well, at least tomorrow is a "new day, with no mistakes in it yet," to quote Anne of Green Gables! And a nice hot bubble bath after the kids went to bed considerably improved my outlook. :)
Aside from the attitude/behavior stuff, other parts of my day were great. I got 2 presents finished except for sewing a decorative button on each one. These are fleece ponchos for my nieces, and I'll post pictures when they're done since I don't think any of my nieces read the blog. Well, as far as I know only one of them has learned to read yet, anyway! :) I received an email from Amazon telling me that the remainder of our order from last Thursday has shipped and should be here by the end of the week--hip hip, hooray!! Two more presents arrived in the mail. And I've pretty much kept up with the dishes!
I also found another great site that I've got to share. Earlier today, my sis-in-law sent me a link to this post and I thought the felt cupcake was adorable. Continuing to think along the lines of play food, I did a search and found this fabulous shop full of handmade felt food--and it's all made in USA. They even make kits so you can sew some of your own more inexpensively! I am thinking I may just have to start crafting and make some of this stuff for Julia's birthday.
What could be better than wooden play food and felt play food that all looks way more attractive than plastic! Now if only Julia is as fascinated with them as I am . . . :D
And now I am off to bed. I really need sleep; I feel ready to crash and burn out if I don't start getting to bed at a decent time! I'm praying tomorrow will be a calmer, more normal day, and that I'll get lots done. Hope you all do, too!!