Sometimes meetings are over before they begin. This isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Acknowledge the elephant in the room. Someone will thank you.
All in all is all we are. I'm not entirely sure what this means, but if Kirk Kobain said it, it's probably true.
Sing a new song. It will make your heart happy to change your tune, once in a while.
There are some awesome people in the world, who will donate $20 to a troop at a cookie booth.
There are some not so awesome people in this world, who will ignore your girls completely when they cutely ask, "would you like to buy a box of Girl Scout cookies?"
If someone no shows for a cookie booth, chances are they will again. It happens: never make plans during cookie season!
If you do make plans for your kids when it's possible you will be needed somewhere else, be sure they are awesome plans!!
Some things never change. But then again, some things do. This applies to people also.
If you give a mouse a cookie, he won't want some milk to go with it. He will invite all his little mousey friends to come and stay at your house, and it will take 6 years to get rid of them all. (ok, maybe I didn't learn this THIS weekend, but am proud to say that we are a mouse free home for the first winter in a long time- homes in the country are prone to field mice in the winter. It happens, people, even to clean homes)
Laundry is NEVER done.
If you go to your friends house for a few hours for the kids to play together, SOMEONE always gets hurt. Just remember, be nice to your friends, because your kids will get hurt at your house just as easily; plus it pays to have friends that are nurses.
If your best friend goes on a cruise to the Bahamas WITHOUT you, she will still want you to feel bad for her and send you a text when no one wants to party. Feel sorry for her, even if you wish you were there, because she is without you, just as you are without her.
It's better to forgive, but not always to forget. Forgiveness shouldn't need to be earned, but freely given when asked for. This doesn't mean forgetting. Trust is earned, forgiveness is free.
Sometimes you need to forgive without being asked, but that's more for you, than them. This works too.
Being the better person is hard. It's also worth it.
I think this just about wraps up my week in words, so I'll end with a picture of my sweet daughter, doing what we had planned, when we had a cookie booth cancellation, that I did NOT make her go to, but went without her. Enjoy!
|Mommy- it was so much fun, but the foam pit EATS SOCKS. (love it!)|