We all need a little change

by admin on October 2, 2014

bigstock Woman Juggling Fruit 6654059 150x150 We all need a little change Do you ever feel like you need a change? And do you think that it needs to be a BIG change? I do on occasion. So today I really needed to vacuum, like really… one of those things where you do everything else but… anyways I pulled the vacuum out and walked around it for a while. The kids were playing where I usually start… because we all have a routine right?… living room, hallway, kitchen, entrance… Well today I didn’t start in the living room and guess what? It felt kind of good Not doing my routine! It all got done and everyone survived being out of order!

Silly right?

What I realized is that even the smallest, most insignificant thing can be that change that you may be needing. Most of us claim we are creatures of habit, and we may very well be. But don’t take that to mean that you can never through a curve in there.  The same mundane chores (house work! it will never go away, gotta be done… unless you sell the house…) can actually exhaust you.   I think that is why I get bored sometimes, doing the same old same old… same thing done the same way over and over, week in and week out. Like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory, every night of the week is planned out and do not mess with it right? Humorus to watch him and his funny little antics, but most of us could not live that strict.

Mix it up a bit! Don’t be afraid, even if that means vacuuming the hallway first!

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192 150x150 You gotta Trust the Parent, we are avoiding a Meltdown!You know in some grocery stores the bakery hands out a free cookie to kids?  When I was young our local meat store would give us a wiener!  They don’t do that anymore.  Any ways… I always go by our bakery while I am grocery shopping with all 3 kids and the 2 bigger ones get a cookie, If we are there at a reasonable cookie eating time of course icon smile You gotta Trust the Parent, we are avoiding a Meltdown!  And I always go there close to being done shopping.  Why? because then I can get through the till without little hands grabbing at the strategically placed gum and chocolate bars.  I have noticed some peoples looks at me allowing my children to eat these cookies, undoubtably all over their faces by this time.  I used to almost be embarrassed about letting my kids have a cookie… now not so much.  The peace that little cookie gets me to pay and get out of the store without incident is priceless.

One of the many things I’ve learned as a mother is that a parent usually has an ulterior motive for doing the things they do… and that motive is usually making things easier for everyone involved.  Now when I see something a parent is doing, I know there is a reason so I like to make a game of it and try to figure it out!  Of  course every child and adult have their idiosyncrasies so the motive behind any action may not be easy to see.  I have even asked sometimes if I can’t see to get it, and the answers are so friggin funny sometimes!  I love it!

I recently saw (on facebook I think) a collection of pictures of kids crying and the captions were Why they were crying… needless to say they were hilarious… everything from ‘all of the crackers were gone and he is the one that ate them’ to ‘ they got new hats!’ and of course the hats were on the kids heads, the children in full melt down.  As a parent I laughed hard at some of these, simply because I have been there man!

You just never know how little people will perceive something, something that is so normal may set them off into a complete and total melt down.  So my job as the parent of 3 young children is to make our day go as smoothly as I can and if that means I get them a cookie so we can get out of a store easily, just trust me that that action is best for all involved!

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Life can be challenging as a parent, especially when you are trying to get some exercise into your day.  Depending on how old your children are of course.  There is that age when they want to do it all themselves, buuutttt… they just aren’t quite big enough to yet.  Right?  Don’t fret, don’t get mad, […]

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