It's great, if it's waves of good things: friends having babies, people socializing with you, good communion with God. It's tough, if it's waves of bad things: kids getting sick or injured, me losing my temper, getting in a slump of running late. It's a crap shoot, when it comes to my emotions; they seem come in waves, too. I'll have a good week, where I feel like I "know where I'm going" with life, and then I'll have a really "off" week, where I feel like I'm back at square one again. I guess what I'm trying to describe is really just the "three steps forward and two steps back" concept.
The remedy for head lice used to be simple: dump a bunch of chemical poison on your kids' heads, shampoo it out, vacuum a little, wash their bedding, and you're good to go. NOT ANY MORE! The lil' buggers have become resistant to all the poisons, and they are as hard to get rid of as a pack of visiting in-laws. The "new" remedy involves six weeks (SIX WEEKS!) of cleaning, washing, combing, shampooing, oiling, laundry, combing, cleaning, washing, COMBING, nit picking, washing, cleaning, laundry, and....well....you get it. (And don't even get me started on all the "home" and "natural" remedies. We've tried them ALL!)