Sadly, I wrote a tweet today that read, “I smell like poop #gottalovebeingamom”. This was just the beginning of a rather crazy day. Nap time turned into bath, laundry, clean up poopy time. Then clean the kitchen time turned into, save the iphone from the bath tub full of water time. This is just a taste of the day my 2 year old created for me…and you know what…im ok with that. When it comes down to it, you can clean up poop, you can get a new phone, but you can’t take back words said in anger or frustration. This is what I thought of today amide all the chaos. My husband walked into the kitchen to present me my drowned iPhone and I just laughed. After the way the day had been going so far…it was just funny at that point. But I realized it would be easy for me to get angry and yell and scream, there are a lot of parents who do. I hope that in future situations like this I can remember that my almost 2 year old, did not maliciously dunk my phone in her poop ridden bath water. She is just a curious toddler playing and exploring. To yell at her would only embarrass her and make her feel shame. I don’t want her to feel that way. She will deal with enough of these feelings as an adult. Having grace for our children is oh so important. Thankfully the Lord shows me endless grace everyday, and I need to afford my children that same grace. Hopefully this makes sense. It is currently 1:31am and I cant sleep. Just wanted to let my thoughts spill out a little.