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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Oh, Little Blue Engine

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.


  1. What a fabulous post! I don't "think" you can, I KNOW YOU CAN!! Sending you smiles and hope you get a little alone time to catch up on a book :) XOXOX

  2. Wonderful post! I agree with Trish, I KNOW YOU CAN!

    I always remember that book when life starts to throw me lemons or I get super busy. One step at a time... just keep chugging along!

  3. Great post! I organized all my clothes...winter and summer, both maternity and non-maternity today, and I totally felt like the little engine the WHOLE time. And I didn't even make it to my sweaters and shoes! I'll be channeling you and your inspirational thoughts tomorrow while I finish!

  4. I think I can spend more time with my munchkins.

    I think I can be nicer & kind when people are definitely wrong (and rude). EXCEPT when they almost hit me & Hayden when we're clearing in the crosswalk & crossing with the little man telling me it's ok & AFTER I looked to make sure it was clear to cross.

    That's when I say, I don't think so you rude so & so!


  5. I know you can! (Well, except for the Kate Gosselin thing. I don't know if any of us can stand to do that again. Gah, it was bad!)

    You're a wonderful person who is stronger and more patient than anyone I know!

    We're right behind you supporting you all the way, too!


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