Friday, November 6, 2009
"Wow, I wish I could be a cool Mom and do stuff like that."
"She always has it SO together. I wish I did."
"Their marriage sounds sooooo perfect. Why can't ours be soooo romantic too?"
1. Berkeley was late to school seven times last quarter. (Although, I'd like to point out that she was "on-time" - 31 times!)
9. I don't always remember to clean my kids ears with q-tips after every tub and shower.
Sometimes we get those things. Sometimes we don't.
What I feel is important, is that my kids know to keep trying. Every day we can work to be a little better than the day before. That's all. And we can work hard to see the "little things" in life that bring us true joy.
If all else fails, we can at least find the humor in our short comings. There is a sign at my house, that reads:
"You can touch the dust, but please don't write in it."
I've seen others that read:
In the words of Michael McLean "Life can be hard. But we, need not be, so hard on ourselves...We must be more gentle with ourselves."
I gotta go clean the car.