To find the positive amongst the rain and cold.
I know I am suffering, some days quite badly other days just mommentarily but ither way I dont like feeling this way and I dont like that a season has something to do with it!
I use to love winter! Curled up on the couch with a blanket & hot chocolate were how I spent many a winters day... Then I had my boys.
Winter now consists of snotty noes, chesty coughs, huge electricity bills from the heater, daycare & kindy runs in the wind & rain and finding things to keep a 4yo and almost 2 yo entertained when the weather is miserable outside.
So really this linky is perfect timing for me and my boy blues as we are having some yucky weather and they are going stir crazy!
Take a peek into week 1 of my Window of Happiness...
Saturday morning was a hard one for me, I dont like mess and Cyclone J and Tornado C has ripped through with a vengance.
When things arise that I have no control over I can get very overwhelmed, I then look to the things I can control which unfortuantly for me is my house.
Cleaning, organising and tidying all help me feel calm and make dealing with the things I can't control so much easier to deal with.
It is not a good thing I am fully aware of that but I am getting so much better at letting the house go and not worrying that I'm stepping over books, standing on duplo, tripping over matchbox cars, have a sink full of dishes or a mountain of washing screaming my name.
Luckily for me I've made huge progress and something Saturday morning stopped me, just as I was about to let loose and lose my cool I breathed, walked away and stopped and listened to them playing.
I was in awe, they were using their imaginations!
In a world of technology, foxtel and fancy toys my boys were playing the old fashioned way, the way my brother and I use to play.
At first I saw mess...
At first I saw a stripped bed...
But really it was a pillow tv and they were laying on Master Js Cars couch watching a movie.
At first I saw a table getting broken or a child getting hurt...
At first I imagined them filling up my shopping bags full of all their toys and then them tipping them out all over the house... (as they;ve done before)
But really they were going shopping at "Woolies" (where their daddy works) to buy Ice coffee (because thats what their daddy likes)
Lil C kept walking around waving saying "byyyeeee"
So this morning with a slight attitude change what would have normally stressed me out made me smile, made me happy and surprsingly for me... made me calm.
Even better... it made a bleak wintery morning all that much brighter.
Have you had a Window of Happiness this week? Why not link up with Fi *here* and have a peak into other peoples windows too ;)