There is no way around it. While it was tempting to lay down and cry, wondering how upset my husband would be that our white dog was no longer white, I had to move forward. I us all peanut butter sandwiches, and gave myself a pep-talk. Only, I was still a little edgy and shoved my ooey gooey sandwich into my mouth too fast- Death by peanut butter sandwich? Is that possible? I'm going to go with a yes on that one. The peanut butter filled my throat and I couldn't swallow or breath. I rushed down the stairs to get a glass of milk, gasping to get some air. My throat burned, trying to swallow the cool milk was agonizing, but it worked. My life was saved by a glass of milk. I thoughtfully got two more cups of milk for the girls. I definitely wouldn't win mom of the year if I killed them with peanut butter sandwiches!
We are now all upstairs, and the gate is in place. I have no foolish dreams of winning any awards, but at least the children (and the dog) are safe, and I might still be able to reach my upcoming deadlines. I guess what it boils down to is that when you are a stay at home, work at home mom, life happens. That's all there is to it. Not every day will be perfect. No matter how awesome we think we are, we still make mistakes. And that's okay.
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