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) I mended something as soon as I noticed the tear, without tossing it in my “to-do’ sewing box (to be forgotten, of course).
2) I caught up on the laundry. Towels, sheets, everyone’s laundry basket…every basket had a day of emptiness. It was nice.
3) I mopped the floors. Usually I delegate that to Haus Meister, but he happened to be out-of-town for work on the evening that the lasagna hit the floor and grapes were smashed by Princess–also on the floor. I could have just cleaned up that mess, but then I decided to wash the kitchen and living room floors as well (we have hardwood floors). I’m glad I did.
4) Bonus Success really goes to Haus Meister for setting this up. We updated our life insurance policy with the Knights of Columbus, and included a policy for me this time. It was a necessary thing to do, and we’re glad we did… but still, it’s unnerving for a wife to hear, “in the event of the death of your husband, Mrs. X, this…this..this and this…” It was enough for me to want to close my eyes, plug my ears and think of a happy place. 😉