This morning we did our weekly grocery shop. That’s me, and the three boys. Yep, it can get crazy. My lovely mum joins me to help
control distract the boys by bribing rewarding them with lollies and donuts.
Today though, as the two bigs ripped around Coles, narrowly escaping being run over by old ladies with trolleys, laughing their heads off maniacally, I just smiled, and when the cashier said ‘I bet they keep you on your toes’ I grinned and replied ‘yep, all the time’.
They weren’t hurting anyone. They were having a ball. Being boys. And I stopped to enjoy my kids enjoying life. And I felt much better for it than had I chased them around yelling and threatening them. I wish I could be that mummy all the time.
Deb’s post has lots of useful guidance for crafting a mission statement, and I also found this post incredibly helpful too.
I tried to combine the values of my hubby and me (slightly difficult as we are quite different people!) and this is what I came up with. I like it. It’s us. It will probably change some as the kids grow up and we incorporate their values into our lives, but for now, I’m happy.
Are you playing along with SYL12? Are you finding these assignments tough? I am, but I’m loving the challenge!