Balancing Act

On Monday, I thought I was going to lose it. 

I had been experiencing on and off flu symptoms all day and Jack was a teething hot mess. 

It was John's night off and I really wanted to honor that. 
So I pushed through, let him do his thing, and made dinner. 

Jack screaming, pasta sauce bubbling everywhere... one.giant.mess. 

John could tell, things were getting ugly

It's like the more I freak out the more calm he is. 
Leaving us, somehow, in perfect balance. 

Right when I think I can't take it any longer, 
my husband swoops in like a beacon of calm.

He had Jack laughing and happy in 2 seconds flat
& we somehow made it through a family dinner.

When Jack was bathed, in bed, with a bottle,
and the kitchen was clean, 
and I was miserably sprawled on the couch-
I couldn't help but feel lucky.

Even though I was fighting waves of nausea, 
I still felt really lucky. 

Not everyone has a partner like mine. 
Not everyone has someone there to help. 

John and I each have our days. 
Days where we are off,
when things just are not going our way. 
Usually the other is always there to step in and bring us to a balancing point. 

Parenting is truly a team sport... 
heck, life is a team sport.
I'm so grateful that John is on my side!
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Katie said...

teamwork is a wonderful thing!

Melissa said...

Love this! My husband and I don't have any children yet but I know that when we do we will complement each other very very well. Life definitely is a team sport.

Have a good weekend :)

<3 Melissa

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

loved reading this and getting some true insight into a not so perfect day, yet you were able to pull the love and teamwork you have in your family from it :) beautiful!

Oh and I have been having problems with my google account, but it let me follow your blog via twitter through your GFC, who knew you could even do that?!

Janna Renee said...

I'm so happy that your hubby saves the day. Marriage makes us a team, and we don't have to fight the world alone anymore. I hope you are feeling better!

Nichole said...

Such a sweet hubby!! Hope you are feeling better

Erika Trevathan said...

I am totally with you! I had one of those nights last night and my husband walked in the door after working a 12hr shift and took over for me. Thank God for husband's that help:)