Clearly, there have been things on my mind lately that I need to get rid of and let go. I've been practicing every day reminding myself that if I can't change it, then I don't need to worry about it. I think I am going to graffiti my office with that reminder :). Life is too short, and my kids are too precious, and these moments are too fleeting.
I'm super positive tonight, yes? I'll get over myself after a few bullets. Rapid fire unloading.
- Thanks for your parenting advice. Especially, since I've met you like 5 times in my life and you've met my kids 3 times.
- Thank you, also, for treating me like a child. The last time I checked, I'm almost 35 (WHOA NELLY - WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN??!!), have 3 children, 2 houses, a career, 2 cars and 2 dogs. We manage to keep all of the balls in the air. We are financially independent and make our own way. If I need to be scolded like a pre-teen, I'll give you a call.
- If you can't say anything nice, don't say it. Everyone should listen to their Granny's words of wisdom. I mean, seriously. Why criticize something as insignificant as dessert? Just say, oh, this is nice, thank you. It's rude to criticize every.single.thing.in.life. Unsolicited and nonconstructive criticism is just plain ugly. Remember your Granny...pretty is as pretty does.
- In the trenches of parenting, I'm not always graceful. That doesn't mean that I'm a terrible parent or don't love my kids more than life itself.
It's been a heck of a Monday. Clearly, since I just unloaded on my blog where I normally only reserve space for unicorns and perfect days. I want to make sure that if my kiddos ever read their Momma's musings, they don't have some rose colored glass effect of their childhood and then make themselves feel bad for losing their patience with their own children. Parenting is hard. Relationships are hard. LIFE, my children, is not always easy. But, that is what makes LIFE worth LIVING. Go out there, be strong, be confident, don't be afraid to make tough decisions, choose happiness. And, sometimes, when you have a less than Unicorn Monday, have a little gripe session on your blog, a glass of wine, some melatonin and call it a night. After all, tomorrow is another day....and the sun always shines in the morning :).