Fri 12 Oct 2012
Day 12: 31 Days of Life in the StepMom Trenches (Vlogtober)
It’s nearly 11pm tonight and I’m just posting. The vlog today was actually taped yesterday because I thought I’d be so busy today doing what I talk about that I wouldn’t have time to tape with the all the kids home. As life would have it, I woke up this morning with one of my killer migraines. They are so well timed. You know it has been a rough day when I still haven’t had my coffee.
Needless to say, what I said we were going to do in the video did not get done today and I want to be upfront with you on that. But two other messages came shining through to me as I feel like half human again.
First, my kids all rallied together to help each other out. The oldest handled lunch and the kids played well together as I took care of my migraine. The kids come together when someone in the family is in need. There is no STEP relations when someone is down. I’m grateful for that.
Second, life happens. Yes, life happens and I’ve learnt not to get stuck on what was supposed to happen but find blessings in what did happen. I’m not going to feel guilty that I spent most of the day in bed tending a terrible headache and I didn’t get the donations or cleaning done. I wish I never got these headaches but I do and they take me down. I’m reflecting on the fact that my kids pulled together and my husband took care of dinner. Family is family regardless of whether there is bio, step, single parent, foster or adoptive in front of it.
So here’s the video of what was supposed to happen today and I will plan on doing this the next time the kids are off of school.
Takeaway: Make plans but don’t get upset if they don’t happen. Don’t let yourself feel guilty if there are times when you can’t be what you want to be for your family. You give 100% everyday and those you love see and feel that. Enjoy your weekend friends.