Monday, February 18, 2008

Bedlam and Ribbons

We survived the Cheersport Nationals in Atlanta.

Riding on the bus was a hoot.

It's always good when your daughter's behavior compares favorably to other's.

especially gratifying when other parents mention it

and really hard not to act surprised!

The girls performed abysmally.

but learning how to get along 

how to work as a team

when to get help

meeting new people

taking responsibility

are lots more important than the perfect stunt.

Our group of moms didn't take it too seriously!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ten Things

Ten Things I'm Proud of
1 Being married to my soul mate and being willing to work at that marriage.
2 My adult daughter likes me for me and would pick me as a friend if I weren't' her mom
3 My kids always got to do things like dancing and gymnastics, even if it meant I did without other things to make sure I made it happen.
4 I take care of stray animals
5 I have learned to teach by being kind to the children and have seen the miracle that happens when they learn.
6 I can do the Yoga pose where you hold your feet in your hands and straighten them out to the side and stay balanced
7 I have a group of friends who stick together like the Mafia
8 I work hard and I play hard and I enjoy both equally.
.9 I take care of my mom
10 I have made a conscious decision to have a happy life

Please do this, it's great for your self-esteem.