It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that.
1) My hospital bag is packed and ready to go. After Trooper’s birth, I’m paranoid about going through another hospital experience without my own toiletries. The stuff at the nurses’ station wasn’t the best.
2) I listened to my husband and decided to save the Christmas dress sewing for next year. Next Christmas, that ginormous amount of material I bought in October will be two beautiful matching dresses for my lovely little daughters. Meanwhile, I scored a Hanna Andersson dress on eBay for Princess for less than $15 and it will be here in time for Christmas! So now, I can concentrate on my baking….which is so much less stress, although shelving the material was a significant blow to my pride.
3) Baking. Yes. Baking. mmmmm….. sprinkle cookies, m&m cookies, chocolate dipped pretzel sticks…. and fudge. And all the while I looked at my largesse and thought to myself: “In 12 years when I have three teenage boys in the house, I’m going to have to make three times as many trays!” 😉 Bring it on. I’m finding that my little ones are great kitchen helpers already. Rascal helps ball cookie dough; Trooper helps run the mixer; Dinosaur samples; and Princess “cleans.” She takes a broom and pushes it along the floor. It’s great. 🙂