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I Cringed When I Walked in My Child’s Classroom

This week I did some volunteer time in my daughter’s classroom. Naturally I was about 3 minutes late. When I walked in the door of the classroom I saw that our topic was politics. I cringed. My daughter is an innocent 8yr old who I kept this election from. As an adult I often felt as if even I should not have witnessed the things I did during this election and now I am expected to help with this lesson. Why oh why are we doing this? Millions of things raced through my mind. I wanted to grab my daughter by the hand and run.

Then it happened and I saw that none of the ugliness was going to be a part of this lesson and we were actually using this opportunity to show them what an election should be. Each child was asked to ‘run for President’ and build a platform. Now I was impressed.

There was no talk of why any other child should not be the President it was all about why individually they should ‘get your vote’ Now being that I was in a classroom full of 8 and 9 year olds I did not see some of their answers coming.

Our children are better people than we are. The answers coming from all these little people really did something for my soul.

I would protect our planet all of the Earth and the water. I would teach everyone how to garden so that no one would ever go without food. I would tell Americans that we all just need to be kind and care about each other. I would tell my fellow voters to vote for me so we can work together and build better communities.

These are just some of the answers our 3rd grade children were giving.

As they worked on the craft part of this project I got a chance to whisper chat with the teacher. I had been a bit worried about how we were going to make this transition with our children. Our kids have seen a lot more than we think they have over this last year and they for the most part know that we should be doing better. Well it looks like that’s where the focus will be. For now we just need to teach them to do better.

Obviously our children need to learn about Government, Constitution, Laws, etc. So now I will wait it out with the rest of our Country and see what the next POTUS and FLOTUS have to offer to our schools.  I will also be waiting and looking forward to the year that those 3rd graders are old enough to run for President.

 

 

Happiness

My life is filled with all the things that should bring me happiness.

I have kind and loving children, a great guy, fabulous friends, and I do my best to make all the right choices in life. So I am struggling with the fact that inside I’m just not truly happy.

Its not my kids, my man, or even my responsibilities as a mother or wife that aren’t making me happy.

I have said for many years that there is a 50’s housewife stuck inside me just begging for me to let her loose.
Occasionally I do and these are some of the happiest times of my life.

How ironic is it that the things that make me happy are being a mom, a wife, cooking, cleaning, canning, baking and yes even laundry.

So why am I feeling so unhappy lately?

You would think that I should just unleash this 50’s housewife and carry on with life and just be happy.
Well that would be my solution and I would be overflowing with happiness.

I’m a good person, a great mom, an awesome wife, and one of the best types of friends anyone could ask for.
I just lately have this darn unhappiness preventing me from enjoying a wonderful life that I have busted my butt to build for myself.

Well I have pinpointed the unhappiness and its things that are beyond my control keeping me from enjoying life. As much as I probably don’t want to admit this I am a control freak. I have a two big situations right now that I have no control over and sure I can pray over them and even put them in God’s hands but realistically God needs me to do the legwork.

So I have two choices. I can sit around and throw myself a huge pity party or I can get out work my behind off and try to get a handle on these two things so I can enjoy my life. I can promise you the first option won’t be my choice. These next few months are not gonna be easy but I will get through them. My track record so far for getting through shit is pretty good.

I’m in therapy sessions twice a week for my kids but there is a 20 min interval that the therapy is for me. At this point in my life I have completed so much therapy that I can pretty much predict what they will tell me.
No wonder I’m so good at giving advice. Along with that 50’s housewife there is probably a therapist stuck inside me to.

So I’m gonna suck it up, cancel the pity party, put on my pretty girl disguise, my fake smile, and get out there and overcome these two things that are sucking the happiness out of me and I’m going to rule my world.

My biggest goal in life is happiness. Isn’t it everyone’s?