Good Moods Bad Moods


Yesterday I chose to silence any attempt at words. Without going into detail, my mood took a bit of a nose dive in the mid afternoon.

Thinking about moods, emotions and all, I realise that the majority of time at home, I remain impartial! I do wonder if that is a coping mechanism. It’s not just with the children, but the dogs drive me both up and then back down the walls! However, I think that the dogs constant and needy demur keeps me from being an emotional rollercoaster! I have to always remain impartial as to what goes on around me.

It’s hard to act like I’m in a good mood when I have to be the voice of reason around so many minor tantrums, rants and raves. Sometimes it seems that the children only ever ‘want’ Dadda, when one wants another to be told off. Well that and anything to do with their next meal!

A bad mood on the other hand is just the drawn out ricochet of being upset isn’t it? Thankfully there never seems to be the time to dwell on things for too long in this house. The good or indeed the bad.

Moments of appreciation make me feel happy. Moments like when Thor storms over and grabs a leg and holds on tightly saying loudly ‘I love you Dadda’! But the happy mood does not have time to linger as someone is sure to start yet another rant or begin screaming about something or other within minutes.

So I remain impartial mostly, in these time of family lockdown.

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A Gay Dad reflecting on life in the Shires of England with my not so famous five and two rapscallion Dalmatian hounds

17 thoughts on “Good Moods Bad Moods”

    1. Oh Ingrid! That is an amazing pick-me-up and is very much appreciated. I was planning to blog a bit later in the day. And you have just given me a great reason to! Thank you so much for your consideration. πŸ™‚ one other small thing I did today was open a new Instagram account! Hahahahaha – a new time consumer for me! (Not too much time left in the day – lol)

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  1. A bad mood certainly is just a ricochet of being upset, true. That’s an interesting perspective. Hope you’ve had a good Saturday.

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  2. Andi, I hope today beings you lots of joyful moments with everyone!
    I know that bad moods can ruin one’s day as yesterday I was in the most awful mood but I did manage to not let it affect my better-half as he is always so nice to me.
    Whenever I am feeling out-of-sorts, I write about it and why I think I am feeling that way and that helps me deal with it all.

    Moods ~
    A specialist in moods
    am I ~
    I love each new
    sensation ~
    And nothing makes me
    feel as good
    as righteous
    indignation ~


    I think you are a super dadda! πŸ™‚

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      1. My pleasure, Andi and wonderful to your feeling fine! πŸ™‚ It;s a beautiful morning here and I got a good night’s sleep and I too and feeling fine. πŸ™‚ Off on a walk with Hank very soon, the sweet boy has been waiting patiently as I made breakfast, I always make pancakes on Sat morning. They were very good! πŸ™‚

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      2. Oh my!!! John decided to make the children pancakes also this morning. The flat crepe variety that is. Your sound extra scrummy. For a moment I thought you said you always make β€˜Hank’ pancakes on a Saturday morning!!! Lol you know, when you read 2 lines and gen somehow they merge. πŸ˜‚ hope Hank enjoys his walkies. And you the Maple syrup I hope!!!

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  3. With all that’s going on outside of our homes, sometimes that’s all you can be because if you didn’t there would be a lot of other things happening in your home. So no you are fine. Some days I have to keep that reminder just one day at a time. Big hugs to ya. You are doing a swell job over there. πŸ€—

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      1. You’re welcome, love. Enjoy the day. My kids are on cleaning duty in my house today because everyone has gotten on my nerves…lol So, it’s their “home” work.

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  4. I’m sure that it takes a lot out of you, Andi. Especially with the whole lock up thing in place.
    Hang in there, bro. Sending hugs and good vibes!

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