Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What's the most important way you will, by God's grace, try to make this year different from last year?

I should have read this question earlier in the day and noodled on it for a few hours. It's 12:42 and I have no idea.

Although, I did have a fleeting thought earlier today regarding one of my goals for this year.
On Sunday, a few of us filled out an "affirmation" page for my mom. (I work at at place where these things are common; there is an abundance of touchy-feely activity sheets floating in the hallways between desks - I simply have to pluck one out of thin air as I make my way to the photocopier. )

The words we affirmed her with were:

caring, courageous, comforting, dependable, faithful, generous, kind, loving, positive, spiritual, strong,talented, intelligent,a listener, selfless and organized.

And today, when I was driving to the bank (this detail is not important. I wonder why I included it?) I thought to myself, I wonder what words my kids would affirm me with? And then it crossed my mind, that even though I used to be, they probably don't remember, and so they would never say that I am FUN.

And that saddened me because for some reason, I am desperate to be described as fun.

So, uh, maybe, THIS year, by the grace of God, I will have memorable fun with my boys. So that by the time new year's eve 2010 rolls around and my kids are sitting around in the hottub with the O's at Sunpeaks reflecting on the past 12 months, they will all be in complete agreement that their mom is fun.

Three things I'm thankful for:
1. Craft night tomorrow evening. Yay for glitter.
2. Drew is super laid back about meal times. And meal content. "Hey do you want hotdogs?" "YEAH! I'll have three."
3. Cap'n Crunch



Tricia said...

As I read through your moms list, I was thinking about what words would affirm me. I drew a blank until I read, FUN. I'm right there with you on that. I used to be fun...and adventurous. Now I'm just sick :(

Anonymous said...

...could it be that "someone" has described you as boring? rose