I’d like to crawl into my closet and just sob today.
Is that OK?
Will you still be my friend? I promise I’ll nice up again soon.
It’s been a downward spiral sort of weekend that has left me, both literally and figuratively, in chaos. You know that feeling, don’t you? You look around, everything is a complete mess and you have no idea when or where you’ll find the energy to clean it up.
And now it’s evening. The house is still a mess but Mary is laughing as she chases kitty around the kitchen, Gabriel is singing the new Taylor Swift song and Xander is building a cardboard fort in the pantry.
It’s hard to stay grumpy around here.
Ben turned to me after dinner and said, “Do you ever feel like you’re emotionally unstable?”
Ben- “I just think it’s amazing that I can feel so down one day and so happy the next. Everything is so GOOD today.”
So I think it’s normal. We go up, we go down. Life seems impossibly hard and then we gain a burst of energy to clean it up. Or a friend comes to pick up the debris and haul it out to the garbage. 😉
And the good days, the happy times, savor all the sweeter because we’ve tasted the dark.