Kathy's Thoughts

My thoughts on life around me and trying to find the true me.

Thank you A Magical Childhood for reminding us Mother’s that may not think we are perfect but that our kids think we are pretty great!

A Magical Childhood

(One of the nice things about having written A Magical Childhood for so many years is that I have lots of archives to dig up and share again every once in a while!  Here’s a favorite of mine from May 2010 that I thought deserved to be said again.)

I’ve been hearing lately from mothers who say how stressed they are and what terrible mothers they think they are.

What?  Oh pah.

If you’re thinking along the same lines, I’m  here to tell you to stop it.

You rock.  You’re a fabulous mother.

How do I know this?  Well, first off because you’re beating yourself up and only people who care feel guilt, which means you’re a caring mother.  So that right there tells me a lot about you.

Second of all, you’re the sort of mother who reads books about making lives magical for her children.  That sort of…

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Shine Your Sink

A few (ok maybe more like 10) years ago, I was a member of an online group that was going to help me eliminate the clutter in my home. They would e-mail a task to accomplish every day.  Ask my friends how that turned out, lol.

While the program wasn’t a huge success for me, I did learn 2 things.  The first thing I learned was that you can accomplish much more in 15 minutes then you thought you could.  The second thing was that you should shine your sink.

Shine your sink?  What is this kook talking about?  When you have a pile of dishes staring at you from your sink, you groan.  Admit it, you groan.  One of my Darling Daughter’s (DD) chores is the dishwasher.  This means that she is supposed to load and unload it.  Sounds simple enough, right?  You would think but I have to pull a mouth full of teeth EVERY day in order for it to get done.

We experienced a miracle the other day though.  I only had to prod DD 10 or 20 times rather than the usual 30-50 to do her job and EVERY dish actually made it out of the sink!!!  I stuck my sponge in there with some soap and I shined that sink!

That sucker sparkled.  As silly as that advice I received so many years ago sounded, I felt an enormous sense of accomplishment in the fact that for at least a moment, my sink was nice and shiny.

Please share the tiny things that make you feel accomplished.

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