Saturday, July 11, 2009

Small Triumphs

Well, I had big plans for today. I was going to get the house cleaned up. I was going to put away all the stuff that's still in bags from our trip last weekend. I was going to get caught up on laundry and dishes. I was going to get rid of all those weeds in the yard. I was going to work on potty training Preston. I was going to change the litterboxes.

None of that happened. I could let myself feel bummed out that I didn't accomplish the things I hoped to do. Instead, I'm going to celebrate the small triumphs I experienced today.

I didn't really make any progress on potty training, but I did at least get him to put on underwear and agree to sit on the potty a couple of times. I didn't get all the dishes done, but I did do one load. And I figured out how to fix our malfunctioning garbage disposal while I was at it! I didn't get caught up on laundry - in fact it's worse than before (see the potty training issues above). I didn't clean the house or pull a single weed. The litterboxes still need to be changed. But I did go to the library with my children and spend some time cuddling with all of them while we read books and watched a movie from the library. The house and weeds and laundry will all be there tomorrow, so for today, I'm going to feel happy that I spent some time enjoying my children instead.

5 comments:

Mistaken said...

Yay for accomplishments. This is what your children will remember, not whether or not the dishes were done.

Katie said...

We can get so frustrated at not doing it all. But it sounds like you got the most important things done!

Serenity73 said...

Yay!

Tera said...

beautiful post and even more beautiful perspective.

Melissa said...

And they just don't stay little for long, do they?