Reposting one of my favorite creations the small folk came up with because this week has been A WEEK, and a little extra rainbow gives me a little peace. This week has been so rough. One of those one hit after another, can’t catch my breath, can’t find my keys, can’t find Ev’s favorite dragon, and that’s the petty things. It’s just been one thing after another and the second I start to feel like I’m climbing back to solid ground, bam! Pink eye. Er, definitely meant to say I get hit with something else, but I think I’ve made my point. But you know, I’m grateful my kids see me struggle sometimes. They know that no one is perfect, no one should expect them to be perfect, and we certainly should not expect ourselves to be perfect. I’m grateful they see me both struggle and thrive. And they see in real time that we are allowed to feel frustrated and tired and defeated, and that those feelings don’t last forever, and with each other’s support, those feelings will help us bloom and find what we’re missing. And I’m especially thankful they know how essential their hugs are to me, and how something so simple can change my perspective. So maybe this week needed to be hard. Maybe, the universe is preparing us for the task of supporting Gwendolyn and Everest while they adjust to completely new routines in kindergarten and preschool. Maybe they’ll remember something from it. Maybe I’ll remember to give them extra hugs just like they’ve given me. But when all else fails, RAINBOWS!