One thing you must know about me is that I love lists. I adore them actually. Shopping lists, packing lists, to-do lists, to-say lists, to-make lists, lists of ideas, top 5 all time favorite lists… My husband jokes that I make lists of lists, which would be funny except for it’s actually true.
Today felt like the best of list days. Somehow amidst the sticky (nontoxic!) mousetrap residue that was tracked through the kitchen, and the yards and yards of toilet paper that were unrolled, I felt like an amazing mom & woman (not an every day occurrence around here). Today’s victories were so sweet, especially after my I’m-Pretty-Much-A-Failure-As-A-Quilter-And-Mom post last week, I have to make a commemorative list.
10 Reasons I Ruled The World Today:
- My children brushed their teeth twice!
- Took kids to the library, checked out books, spent over an hour reading to them.
- Managed to get through 3 meals without a single dirty dish left out.
- Visited elderly grandma, and 3yo was so sweet to her, I nearly cried with joy.
- Ran 3 errands with napless kids, and they were angels.
- My 3yo asked if we could take some time out from coloring to work on memorizing Bible verses.
- Pressed, squared, and laid out blocks for lap size quilt…in half an hour.
- Picked fresh produce from garden for healthy crock pot dinner. Everyone asked for seconds.
- No tv. Instead, satisfied their hunger for entertainment with a book on tape.
- Did 15 minute ab workout, with giggling child sitting on my legs (for the first time since…her birth?)
This is definitely not the shiniest, quiltiest of posts, but it’s real…it’s life…as a stay-at-home-mom trying to raise happy, healthy, educated, creative kids, and hopefully squeeze in some sewing therapy & a great cup of coffee. Some days I cry, I fail at basic things like laundry and meals, let alone glorious quilts and polished blog posts…some days I’m a horrible model for my children and wonder how they could ever turn out well…but some days, like today, I sense a hand on my shoulder, and hear a still small voice in my heart saying “Good work. Proud of you.”
I hope you’re day was triumphant as well! If it wasn’t, don’t worry, tomorrow probably will be.