I've been thinking about this a lot lately. We talk so much about our flaws and failures, and then - accidentally or intentionally - about other people's flaws. I once saw someone confess online to having let her son watch "a whole hour of TV once." My self-esteem pretty much fell through the floor. And while we want to help ourselves and each other be better, while we want to be honest about how hard this whole mom thing is, maybe what we're really doing is giving the negative stuff all the power.
So, I was glad to see my dear friend Jaime start a bloghop about the things we're doing right. And while you aren't going to see me pinning fancy cake designs or sensory bins or my 5k progress any time soon (you do still know where you are, don't you?), there are a few things I'm getting right.
- I drank at least 36 ounces of water today.
- I bundled up BG and went outside to play, even though I didn't want to.
- I make milk. 'Nuff said.
- I am writing this blog post with two children in my lap. Let's call that a great big win, shall we?