Monday, September 25, 2006
30 Days of Joy - Day One
I'm stealing Chaotic Mom's idea and starting my own 30 days of peace (thanks to her for the banner). I think when I'm this stressed out, it's important to reflect on at least one good thing each day. I'm going to attempt to find something each day that really makes me smile and blog about it before I go to bed.
I love hearing myself reflected in my daughter. The latest example is that I hear her call her dolls and Baby J "Sweetie." I always call my kids (and my students) by endearments, everything from "Sweetie" to "Honeybun" to "Cutie Patootie." I never really think twice about it until one of them comments on it (DN-A tells me that he's not ____, he's DN-A!) or I hear them echoing it.
I defintitely like that reflection much better than when I saw her drag her large stuffed duck (the thing is almost as big as she is) into the bathroom and in an angry voice tell it, "You stay here in time out! No hitting!" This was repeated over and over - one time she wouldn't let the duck leave the bathroom all night! While I do admit to putting her in timeout like that a few times for that reason, it was never in the bathroom and it was never overnight!
She cracks me up.
Posted by Domestic CEO at 9:32 PM