At the End of the Day

At the end of the day, Chris and I are drained.

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Work has taken a ton out of me. If I go to the gym, that takes more out of me. Cooking dinner, serving dinner, cleaning up dinner – it all takes what’s left out of me.

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And then there is bath time.

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Every night, I wonder if I have it in me to do baths. The kids had one the night before. How dirty could they be?

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Surprisingly, very dirty is the answer to that question.

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I’m not sure what happens in that daycare all day, but those kids come home sweaty from the playground, sticky from craft projects, and smiling from ear to ear. I guess we really couldn’t ask for more from a daycare, really.

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So, after dinner, I have to summon the energy to make it through bath time.

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And somehow, there is always more than enough energy during bath time to keep me going.

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I guess that’s one of the many miracles of parenthood. Just when you think you’re tapped out. Finished. Done.

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You always have more to give.

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9 thoughts on “At the End of the Day

  1. So true and so sweet!

  2. Melissa

    This is so sweet! Love how happy Gracie is in all of these pictures!

  3. Jenna

    Oh so true. I’m nervous about having a second child down the road, but I have to have faith that this will always be true!

  4. JustAng

    OK, I’ll be the first to ask: What’s the contraption on Gracie’s headboard?

  5. Yes you do. And for those other times, I can recommend B-12 with a clear conscience. ;D

  6. I love after bath cuddles the best!

  7. Carla

    The pictures of Chris with Gracie are so beautiful!!! Love them 🙂

  8. JustAng

    I’ve been reading your blog for years and have a quick question. With all due respect (and I mean that sincerely), why have a comments section if you never answer your readers’ questions? I’m sure you’re busy. We all are these days. But I’ve often seen my questions (and others’ questions/comments over the years) left without a reply. Disappointing…

  9. Lauren

    Needed this today!! So very true…you just dig deep and find the energy and strength somewhere. Thanks for sharing and encouraging this working mom!!

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