Friday, April 20, 2012

Disappointment

I could launch into a description about what happened with the house or how pissed I was with what went down or the text I sent DH about leaving the state or the extremely unbecoming things that I said in a loudish voice.  I was disappointed.  I didn't want to hear that I had a beautiful, healthy family or there would be other houses.  I wanted to wallow for an evening and stomp my foot and eat melted chocolate.  I spend so little time disappointed or unhappy, I wanted to just be grumpy.  I woke up this am and I am over it.  It was a house, it wasn't like I lost something truly important.  Sometimes, I feel like we aren't allowed to feel disappointed or it says that you aren't grateful for your BOUNTIFUL life.  It made me realize that I want to teach LO that it is OK to be disappointed as long as you keep your wallowing to a reasonable amount of time.  Oh and you should follow-up any self pity by doing something nice for someone else. 

How do you handle disappointment? What are you teaching your kids?