Friday, June 27, 2008
What could be worse?
I'll tell you -- doing it a second time. Today we were in JCPenney's when Ashton again let me know he needed to use the restroom. Once again, I parked the Sadie-bearing-stroller in a remote corner outside the women's restroom and was on my way inside (after all I have not had to deal with an Ashton-accident in public and I want it to stay that way!) when Ashton asked, "Sadie come in too?" Without missing a beat I made a U-turn and shook my head in disbelief over my terrible parenting, thankful that Ashton was on top of things!
And to think: I'd just decided I was willing to have more kids...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
So here I am jotting down the few notes I took from the book.
The following activities invigorate me:
- Helping out behind the scenes
- Cleaning others' areas
- Organizing spaces
Important to me, in descending order (but all still important enough to make it on the list):
- Spiritual growth
- Fulfilling marriage
- Loving relationship with my children
- Good friends
- Fun and recreation
- Financial security
- A loving extended family
- Clean and organized home
"Kids won't remember if their home was always perfectly clean, but they will remember if Mom was a fun person." How do I want my children to remember me and the atmosphere of our home? This challenges me because I often find myself cutting coupons, picking up, cleaning, etc. before I play...and this can be a never-ending job! I want balance.
Aaron is the CEO of our family, and I am the family manager. I've created a mission statement for myself, to remind me of my priorities and help me make decisions. My mission statement:
To create a home that nurtures relationships, provides a safe, welcoming retreat from the outside, and is pleasantly orderly and under control.