Wednesday, March 24, 2010
That little blue engine from the classic The Little Engine that Could pops in to my head quite frequently.
Mini #1 loves this story, you know the whole train obsession thing and we probably have about 5 various copies in our home. Mini #2 can even say Little Blue Engine's class line when I am reading.
You all know the drill: "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can."
There are so many things that I think I can do or I need that extra little boost of encouragement from the train engine and passengers.
I think I can be nice to people even though they are blatantly rude and WRONG. I think I can resist the urge to climb through the computer and strangle them.
I think I can remember the saying "kill 'em with kindness." I think I can smile and say "have a good day" to the obnoxious man with a confederate flag in his yard, no shirt, and always spits off the rail of his trailer as I am delivering his meal for the day.
I think I can resist that chocolate and coffee until next Sunday. How many more days?
I think I can stand to sit and watch Kate Gosselin dance for at least one more week on "Dancing with the Stars."
I think I can remember that tomorrow I can try to be the BEST mom. (I think I can remember to say that tomorrow too.)
I think I can fold one more load of laundry.
I think I can I learn to say "no" when I am asked to do one more thing or at least I think I can go with less sleep because I am not very good at giving the negative answer.
I think I can remember that my children will not be this young forever. I think I can memorize every sill face, their lovely laugh, and their sweet hugs and kisses.
I think I can try to carve time out for me to do little things for myself like read a book. (gasp!)
I think I can make it through the teen years with my children. Although days like yesterday where 4 year old attitude was worse than 14 year olds, I'm not so sure.
I think I can...oh trust me, the list could go on and on.
What do you think you can do?
Happy Wednesday. Have a great day.
Posted by Under this Umbrella at 7:19 AM