I don't know what was in the air yesterday, but my kids were HORRIBLE! I had a serious not-fun-no-patience day as a parent. I talked to two good friends whose children were also harder than usual. One of these friends informed me that January 21st is the most depressing day of the year.
I googled it. And she was sort of right! Have you heard of Blue Monday? Well, supposedly the Monday of the last full week in January is the most depressing day of the year. There are lots of factors...weather, debt (and our inability to pay it), time since Christmas, failed New Year's Resolutions, low motivation levels, etc. With the current economic state, this year's Blue Monday was supposedly the bluest Monday in history.
My Monday was actually pretty good. Wednesday? Not so good. But the good news...blue Monday, blue Wednesday, whatever...it's behind us. The rest of the year is in front of us. Things can only go up up up from here.
I'll be honest...I made a nice big chocolate cake to end my completely BLAH day (substituting canned pumpkin for oil...is it bad to pretend this makes the cake healthy?). I needed some serious comfort food. Am I alone here? Do you agree with the "Blue Monday" theory? How has your week been? How do you cope with not-so-good days?