I've been really cranky lately. I'm cranky when I get up in the morning and I just can't seem to shake it throughout the day.
I suspect it's because I'm tired. L. and I are back to waking up two to three times a night. I'm glad she's waking up to pee but I could do without the subsequent hysterics. Even when she falls back asleep quickly I've been having trouble getting back to sleep...and you get the idea.
I'm exhausted. And cranky. And impatient. And irritable.
So when I read this article, I laughed. Start my day with a happiness prescription? All I have to do is smile first thing when I wake up? Ha. Should I smile when I wake up at 1:30am? or 4am? or maybe 6:30am? Should I smile when I'm up for good or every single time I wake up and run down the hallway to scoop up my daughter and rush her to the potty?
Nonetheless, I figured I should give it a try. I have nothing to lose. I'm sick of feeling like a stick in the mud. I'm tired of writing bitchy blog posts. But that is all I can come up with right now. Anything else sounds like too much work. See what I mean? I can't write anything nice. I don't mean to sound so horrible. I'm happy about how well L. is doing with the potty training but it's a little stressful. I'm really proud of her.
Back to my plan. I'm going to wake up and smile and laugh every morning for the next week. I'm going to focus on when I wake up and am out of bed for the day, after L. has been to the potty. I figure this won't happen automatically at first so I'm going to take a few minutes before breakfast to make myself laugh.
What always makes me laugh? Damn You Auto Correct. Yes. I started my morning by reading the best of Damn You Auto Correct and laughing so hard I cried.
Honestly, I feel a little better already.