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Mama's Maxims

Around our house, a new year always stirs up talk of new goals.  Here are my goals- some old, some new- for 2015.  

Mama's Maxims

I will not scold happy noise. 

I will, without apology,  be the nutrition, hygiene, and screen police.

I will increase book and board game time and decrease screen time in my home. 

I will not tolerate back talk in any form, including duh, huh, or a rolling of even half an eyeball.

I'm the mother, I'm the mother, I'm the mother. 

I will find the balance between Helicopter Mom and Tiger Mom.

I will use the television as a babysitter, sparingly and as if it costs $10 an hour.

I will get rid of lots of stuff. 

I will continue to put Captain Fun, my husband of 28 years, before the children.  We will be together long after the kids are gone. 

Captain Fun and I will keep celebrating each anniversary-big time-for what it is: a major accomplishment. 

I will not take offense when people mistake me for Hope's grandmother.  She is #10, after all, and twenty five years younger than #1.  

I will resist the urge to treat that baby as if I am her grandmother. 

There are two types of grandmothers, the lonely and the tired.  When that season comes, I shall strive to be the tired. 

I will try to follow Mom Dot's advice:  Live a very long time, but don't get old. 

No matter how old my children get, I will keep singing them that favorite childhood song (they all know it): Read your Bible, pray every day and you'll grow, grow, grow.

As my nest begins to empty I will remember that motherhood is the only position where working yourself out of a job actually means you've done your job.  

I will embrace each season. 

I wills strive to treat my children like the treasures they are. 




  

Happy New Year to all you mamas! 

5 Comments to Mama's Maxims:

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Bonnie bagwell on Monday, January 12, 2015 2:37 PM
Very clever, cute and wise!
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margie sims on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:47 AM
Thank you, Bonnie! See you in March!


Debbie on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:55 AM
I love the Grandmother maxim - I am very tired! You hit it out of the park Sweet Sister! I love you and am very very proud of you. Just add spend a weekend with your Sisters and it will be perfect!
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margie sims on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:46 AM
March! Here I come!


iwc on Friday, February 13, 2015 12:39 AM
For instance, have a look at the particular Christal series. They're almost all top-sellers.
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