Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mom Challenge

Motherhood. Challenge. Understanding. Misunderstanding. Dilemma. Conundrum. Soft words. High voices. Dirty feet. Cute toes. Gales of laughter. Tears. Pumpkin seeds at Halloween. Fluffy dresses. Braids. Cars. Trains. Dinosaurs. Children's time at the library. School entry. Panic. Extracurricular activities. Music. Sports. Bedtime. Snores. Tickle monsters. Kisses. Ruffled hair. Happiness. Despair.

These are a few of the words that come to mind when I think of motherhood and these are just the stages I have personally experienced.  I thought it would be fun to write about my experiences as a mother while completing . . . the Mom Challenge.

Imagine the deep announcer voice: "52 weeks. 52 mini challenges. 52 happier days. 52" . . . well you get the idea.

The idea is to try to accomplish one part of the challenge. As I am just beginning I will start with week on. Eating dinner together.

Yes! Did that tonight.  Chicken cordon bleu; green beans; spaghetti is what we ate.  We talked and laughed a little.  I think I need to make a more concerted effort to ask about school and their friends. I love to hear them talk about everything. Dinnertime is when I can take a moment, breathe and then listen with my full attention.  It lasts about twenty minutes and then I need a little break. :)  But then there is bed time and we/they chat some more.  It says I need to do it at least three times a week.  I can do this. I can do this.

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