Since December 31st was inevitably going to be splattered with sickness, and as I have aired all my grievances and grumpiness about being under house arrest in the last post, I vowed to make an attitude change. I could not make our kids well overnight. I could not melt the snow, nor would I want to, really. There were so many elements out of my control that could frustrate and annoy me, but that is not how I wanted such a remarkable year to end. I needed to embrace my day as it was undoubtedly going to be, and rock the small moments I could handle. I could make our last day of 2010 as bright and memorable as possible, bit by bit. Of course, that means pulling out the box o' crafts and letting Jax make a mess, which would most certainly not be his last of the day. It was just one of those kind of days, but at least the mess was all food and paint and toys strewn about, not the bodily function kind like the days before and after. 2010 needed to go out in a bright, messy bang.
And be still my heart, these happened:
And my day was back on track. Just like that. The sunshine came pouring back into our day and I remembered how much I have to be thankful for. And I could feel myself grinning and my heart growing and I was grateful for today. For this year, really.
And I am grateful for this picture because it makes me laugh. Doesn't Jax's head look gigantic???
It's all about perspective and 2010 was determined to end with a bright, messy bang. It wanted to go out with some sibling companionship.