I wish…for a bubble bath with no spectators · multi-tasking was never invented · I really knew if everything will be alright · washable crayons were really washable · I could meet my child for the very first time, again · Band-Aids made all boo-boos better · for no cavities · there really was a manual · laundry did itself · I was stronger · a lemonade stand generated enough revenue to pay for college · for more real super heroes · for eight hours of uninterrupted sleep…two nights in a row · for joyful children · French fries counted as a vegetable · we could all just get along · the morning rush was not so rushed · bottomless love equaled bottomless energy · upon a star
~ From a t-shirt in the Creative Kidstuff's Holiday Catalog
It's remarkable how modest a parent's wish list can be. I still have some lofty wishes too; winning the lottery; designing and living in my dream house; the Darling Boys having full scholarships to college; world peace, cures for cancer, AIDS, etc., but the simple things in life have taken on a new meaning since becoming a mom. So, savor the little things that put joy in your heart; a skip in your step; a twinkle in your eye; and a smile on your face (before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season arrives).
It's Friday…. Go eat some chocolate. It's good for you, and you deserve it!
Nota Bene: I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all parents and kids are not created equally, but are wholly individual in personality and style. Regardless of these differences, the basic needs of love, patience and support remain constant. Here are the weekly affirmations, tips and reminders. Unless otherwise noted, these are entirely my opinion. Take them with a grain of salt, or not!