Thursday, September 2, 2010

Small Successes: For My Children


"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."

STILL no significant school planning (I'm even procrastinating about panicking!), but I did take care of some tasks for my children this week:

  1. Yesterday Joseph and I went shoe shopping, just the two of us. It sounds mundane, but I enjoyed his company as we worked our way through 3 stores, trying to find just the right combination of quality, fit, and price. Walking away with new shoes on Joe's feet was a satisfying accomplishment for both of us.
  2. I mailed David's first care package on Monday, and he picked it up on Wednesday! He had requested Bananagrams, all three LOTR movies, Ladyhawke, and The Princess Bride. Okay, they're not study materials, but at least it sounds like his new friends are interesting.
  3. For Lauren's birthday dinner I made chicken picatta, one of her favorites and one of the few foods she requested before her trip. The only item left is cinnamon rolls. After another failure with frozen dough, I am baking a fresh batch today. We'll have them for dessert tonight, just before driving to the airport. Did I mention procrastination?
I enjoy reading the successes of other moms. You can, too, if you stop over at Faith and Family Live.


munchesmom said...

Great job! I dread shoe shopping w/ the munchkins. They're pickier than me at times, which makes it hard when you're on a budget! That chicken looks DELICIOUS! Could you share the recipe, please?

Mary said...

Yum!!!! That looks delicious!

My motto: don't rush me! I'm waiting for the last minute!
(I'm trying to overcome that bad habit but you know how it is)

Barbara said...

Mary, I love your motto--perfect!

Munchesmom, I do want to post the picatta recipe. Thanks for asking.

Farmer's City Wife said...

LOL! I LOVE the care package requests! Looks exactly like my list for my mom when I was in college :-D.

Congrats on a great week!