Within 5 minutes, the oldest and youngest were awake. I will admit, for a minute I was annoyed. Can't I just get a few minutes of peace? I have not been alone, without at least 1 (and usually all 3 plus some) all week. But then I decided that I was being selfish.
In light of the horrible incident in Colorado, I think I need to take a step back. Innocent lives were lost. A child was killed. Someone has to bury their child. Those parents would give anything to have their peace and quiet shattered by their 6 year old waking up and disturbing their morning cup of coffee. Others are grieving the loss of their brother, sister, cousin, parent, friend, or neighbor. It is horrific. I don't know that kind of sadness. I thank god every day for that.
Not only have I been thinking about the tragedy in Colorado, I also have a friend with a sick little girl. Her daughter is 10 months old and was recently diagnosed with a rare disease and they are still not sure how to go about treating it. This little girl needs positive thoughts and prayers! If you are reading it, just send a little positive energy her way;) It would be greatly appreciated!
So, you see, these things put it all in perspective.
I will let my kids make a mess today. I will give them extra ice cream today. I will try not to yell (as much) today. I will try to be more patient today. I will appreciate the little things today. I will give them extra hugs today.