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Friday, September 16, 2011

This week's {not so life changing} Life Lessons

Today I'm linking up with my bloggy friends at Life's recipes and Life with Baby Donut to share a little {and I mean a little} of what I learned this week. I really wished I'd learned more. haha 

1. I've learned I may need to try a different happy pill. The start of school, activities, and demands of motherhood have put my anxiety level through the roof up again. Bummer. Oh well, back to the Dr. to see if there's anything different I can take, because right now I don't feel like I'm taking anything! I know I'm a  better mommy when I'm fully equipped, and I'm not taking any chances with this again. I know I do not want to fall prey to this battle, so I'm going to keep fighting it. Remember: There's strength in admitting weakness!

2. I've learned that things don't always go as planned, and that unplanned mess can turn out to be so much better!

3. I've learned that I need to make sure I prepare all the necessary materials for school the night before, because gathering things up the day of is causing my little guy to get off track. I got some special bins to place all needed supplies for experiments and crafts in a weekly bin! That way it will be right there when I need it.

4. I've learned hovering over my boys while they work doesn't help them work any faster, and in fact if I just walk away, they get more done. I'm also not right there for them to ask me 400 questions, and they can be a lot more independent than I allow them.

5. I've learned I can train my kids to cook for me! My 6 year old made a meatloaf better than mine on Wednesday night. He made this 100% by himself!

6. You can win people over. I've totally made friends with that receptionist I told you about. She dropped the S*** word today at therapy. GEESH, Lady! But, she quickly covered her mouth and smiled at me. She said, "I'm so sorry, I have to work on that!" She's very friendly now, and clearly has a bad habit of being unprofessional, but all it took was me caring enough to call her out on it. She was very sincere in her apology, and actually joked about getting a swear jar for her desk, and all the money would go to me. I might have found a way to make money from home after all.

Life With Baby Donut


At September 16, 2011 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Greta said...

You're right, you are a better mom when you've got the right tools! I hope you can get back on track again.

Can your son teach my kids how to cook??

At September 16, 2011 at 7:06 PM , Anonymous jacqui said...

It wounds like you've learned some pretty important life lessons. Will you consider loaning your talented chef of a son out? I could use someone like him from time to time.

At September 17, 2011 at 1:44 AM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Glad you're figuring out what works for you. Your 6-year-old made meatloaf by himself? I'm thinking I need to start training my children to do that for me. Thanks for the idea. That photo is adorable. :)

At September 17, 2011 at 3:55 AM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

My almost 6-year-old is a girl and I'm pretty sure she would complain about having to stick her fingers in that squishy hamburger. Good work!

At September 18, 2011 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Rach (DonutsMama) said...

Is your son looking for a job as a chef b/c I need some help in the kitchen! Good for you for speaking to the receptionist--sounds like she's making an effort.

At September 19, 2011 at 2:57 PM , Blogger Emmy said...

He made that all by himself! That is impressive. I need to get better about preparing the night before.

At September 19, 2011 at 3:19 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

I can't wait for my son to start cooking for me! #4 is the hardest for me...


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