In the past two days I have taken Tyler to My Gym, had a lunch play date, purchased Regan her new shin guards she'll need soon for soccer, read countless Tag reader books, colored, given Regan a manicure and pedicure, watered her plant, attended her gymnastics class, worked on sight words and counting, attended Tyler's last speech lesson, and just spent some really special, wonderful time with my kids. Here's the thing. I'm not bragging. Cause, you know. When you're doing really great things in one area, you totally suck in another. So, while the kids and I have been lovin' and bondin' and being all close, my house is trashed, my car explodes when a door is opened, and so on and so forth. Let's be honest. This is how it always seems to be. House is clean? Cool, but I have been ignoring the kids all day, and they probably ate potato chips for lunch. Exercising? Cool, but my to-do list is longer than long. It just proves, once again, that no one can do it all or be it all. Cooking dinners each night? Cool, but don't mind that all of your underwear is in the hamper. Commando!
The difference between me today and the "me" I was a few months ago, is that I realize now no one expects you to be awesome at everything. So, I now understand that when one area is great, the others are going to have to sacrifice a bit. AND THAT"S OKAY. Here's a big thumb's up all of you who are doing your best and forgetting the rest! Oh wow! I think I just made up my new motto.
Want to hear something funny? (Sorry if you said no.) We were on our way to gymnastics last evening, and Regan spotted some footprints in the snow as we sat at a stop light. She exclaimed, "Mama! We have a mystery! Those footprints could be a man's, a woman's, or a mid-sized animal's!"
Okay, to be fair, I should probably share a cute little thing about Tyler too. He now says, "I fawt in my butt." We are working on his manners.