it's been almost a week since lent started and, iggy and i have chosen to really focus on our relationship with each other.
it's been hard y'all.
we're not at the throes of divorce or miserable by any means, but sometimes at the end of the day i wish i showed him more respect or that he showed a little more consideration. we are in it for the long haul and everything.
sometimes i get a little yell-y when things are messy or i don't feel like iggy's doing enough around the house.
case in point, a few days ago iggy managed to spill water into the cup holder in my car. i nicely asked him to clean it up.
he forgot all about it when we parked and had to unload the kids and stuff.
i nicely reminded him later when we went to the store and he threw in a napkin that immediately got soaked and floated and deteriorated in the pool of water.
he told me he would clean it when we got off.
and i've manged not to call him names or yell.
who knows what i've done to make him seethe inside but we're trying to have a more positive relationship for the kids, it's more obvious now that anna picks up our habits as she's getting older.
one thing that has helped us is having a "reset" moment when things start escalating, and we have to take a deep breathe and move on in ways we wouldn't regret.
(remember how i'm always harping on that iggy never takes pictures of me with the kids? he's working on it ^^ ;)