Twenty years ago, I lived a pretty cushy life! I was happily married and we were both working good jobs. We had our whole lives ahead of us and so many dreams and plans and expectations. I was also pregnant with my first baby! We were so excited. We knew that a baby boy would join us around the first of May! It was an exciting time. It was pretty easy in comparison to what I had coming!
As that first baby grew into a curious and rambunctious toddler, I had another on the way. And so it went for a number of years. Just as I seemed to get things into somewhat of a routine, another baby would join our lives and everything was turned upside down.
And then our fourth baby came with his own set of challenges (sensory disorder, speech apraxia, developmental delays, autism) and we were thrown into a whole different reality! What I thought had been messes in the past, didn’t even come close to describe the messes that my boy could make as he sought more sensory input. Makeup all dumped, mushed up, mixed with water and spread all over the bathroom, an entire bottle of dish soap spread all over the living room carpet, or the time he climbed up on the counter, dumped a bag of flour in the kitchen aid and turned it on! He was fast and sneaky and it made for some crazy messes.
We all have those moments, right? The moments where we feel so overwhelmed and yet know that someday they’ll make the best stories and get the best laughs!
Are you scrapping them? Do you scrap them right after it has happened or down the road?
For me, I often don’t even have pictures because the last thing I want to do is remember that moment! LOL! But I have found it therapeutic to scrap them later, when I’m a little closer to being able to laugh about it. After all, perspective is everything, right?
Here are a few examples of my “Someday We’ll Laugh” layouts!
What are the types of memories you look back on and laugh?
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