It's easy to focus on the positive and share photos, memories, etc. that only show you in the best light. However, my life isn't perfect. I argue with my husband. I make my daughter mad. I have days where I get down about things and don't want to leave the house. These things are all normal, and they happen to each of us!
Yesterday was one of the days I made my daughter mad. She was invited to a birthday party at our local ice rink. She really wanted to go, but has been dealing with a serious allergy attack that has her sinuses impacted. We chatted and she agreed that she wasn't going to skate. So far, so good.
However, when time came for the kids to start skating, Gab didn't want to leave. She didn't want to skate, but she didn't want to leave. Well, by this time the roads were also starting to get covered with the snow that was falling. I shut her down and told her we were leaving.
As we were walking out, this was the face she was giving me.
My post on Instagram mentioned that things aren't always rainbows and sunshine around here. They aren't! My life is real and I have all the normal struggles anyone else does. My kid is usually very good-natured and we usually get along quite well, but yesterday things were real.
The good news is: she got over her issues. We came home, got snowed in, and had a wonderful evening hanging out as a family watching a movie. We might have some minor storms, but in the end the rainbows and sunshine prevail.