As the boys play and splash happily in the bathtub, I’ve finally sat down for the first time today to log on to the blog. My intention is always to have Small Successes up first thing in the morning, but this week has been a period of adjustment for me and frankly, I’m still trying to find my groove.
1. I got a couple big checks deposited in the checking account….which freed up some cash flow…which allowed me to pay off ALL the bills sitting on the table….IN FULL…even two of our medical bills. WOW! That feels good!
2. On Monday when I was feeling under the weather (not dying or anything, just sinus pressure and congestion) I took a step back and gave myself time to heal. I canceled a playgroup that was supposed to be at our house, fed the boys a simple breakfast of yogurt and milk, let the boys drag waaaaay too many toys into my bedroom, and then rested in bed while they played on my floor and bed. The result: by Monday night I was feeling better and by Tuesday morning (aside from a runny nose) I was doing just fine. I know that if I take the time early on to rest and give my body time to heal itself these things take far less time to recover from…but I’m not always the best at slowing down (until I feel like I’m on my death bed with borderline pneumonia and a cabinet full of antibiotics and steroids).
3. I took the boys to McDonald’s (don’t judge) for dinner tonight by myself. They both sat quietly in the booth and ate their dinners. Then they played nicely in the play land and were genuinely great little boys for mama. Another mom even noted that she’d never seen boys sit so quietly, eat their entire dinner, never complaining about wanting to go play, and being so well-behaved (especially in McDonald’s play land). Yay!
OK – so #3 probably is more of my boys’ success, but I’m taking credit for stellar parenting skills on that one!
What are your successes? Please head over to Sherry’s blog, Chocolate for Your Brain, and share them with the world!