Summer is barely a week old, and my kids are already bartering with me. (Can anyone relate?)
Just after school let out, we headed to the beach on a mini vacation, where our boys took a surfing lesson and immediately fell in love with the sport.
When we got home, my youngest said to me:
“Mom, how many books do I need to read for you to buy me a surfboard?”
Summer has arrived!
When my kids dump their backpacks on the floor of the kitchen for the last time, I am so happy to be off homework duty I don’t even complain.
In fact, I just tell them to turn right around, because we’re headed to the pool where I plan to put my freshly pedicured feet up with a good book and a cool drink.
I’ve even considered posting a sign by my lounge chair that reads:
Mom off duty. You’re on your own!
Confession time: I could have been that mom whose kid jumped into the gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.
I only know as much as you do from the news reports, so this post is not about weighing in on who’s to blame for the whole tragic situation.
It just got me thinking about all the scary close calls I had as the mom of a “runner.”
Every week . . . no, make that every day . . . random people cross my path who amaze me.
If I take a moment to step out of the fast lane long enough to pause and notice, I see them making their lives happen in simple, but purposeful ways.
Are you the “New You” you set out to be in the New Year yet?
We’re almost a quarter of the way into our New Year’s journey, and if you’re like me, you’ve already had to push the reset button on your goals a few times.
Have no fear! If you haven’t given up, which I hope is the case, I’ve got great news for all that stumbling and bumbling you’re doing. It’s the building blocks of guaranteed success!