I woke up feeling the day was doomed before I even began. But sometimes the more you dread something, the better it turns out to be and, in this case, today was spot on. If daily life is a hurdle race I Sally Gunnelled it today (and that was after a night spent sleeping on the sofa after hubby pissed me off).
Conversely, the more you look forward to something, the more crap it turns put to be. That has been my daughter’s experience lately. Spiteful girls making her feel rubbish at Brownies and being at the wrong place at the wrong time for Xmas play auditions, so other friends claim credit from a script an act that she did entirely herself, spending an hour working on it the night before. As a parent I am torn when I hear these experiences. Part of me feels awful for her and I offer what help I can to sort it out and the other part looks on the positive side of her building up resistance levels to some ‘hard knocks’ in life.
If you can enjoy the rough with the smooth then life seems worth the struggle.
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