Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Things I learned from this past season...

...Lists that seem funny in my head are not so much on my blog.  I tend to have a quick, self deprecating humor in real life...and yet somehow when I write from that place something gets lost in translation and I just read as mean.  No.more.listy-memey.thingy.posts. (Ignore that I’m using that style here...these are not the droids you’re looking for.)

...Wisdom comes through living life fully present.  It is a gift that comes right on time and not a minute too matter how much I wish it sooner.

...My first instinct about a situation is often spot on...and when it’s not there is a good reason worth exploring anyway.  Enough of listening to the voices in my head that say I’m too sensitive, I’m too obsessive, I’m too much of some things and not enough of others.

...I can’t out Maureen the Maureens of the world.  (5 points for a reference to Rent)  I can go the drama route, but it doesn’t feel good to me .  The Maureens of the world and I find each other that’s for sure...but I’m usually the one doing the tango only doing it backwards in heels.

...I was born a utility player...need a sacrifice bunt and I’m your girl, right or left handed.   I am slow and steady wins the race and not superstar.  My father noticed that about me early on in my softball years and he nurtured that consistently until my skills were mastered.  (Using the term nurtured in reference to my father feels like I’m telling secrets.  My dad plays hardened dad/ coach well...but he still has a very tender side.)  I can be me...don’t need to put on a show, just get the job done.  That feels good to me.

...Things I need to weather the storms of life-  One solid, honest, kind friendship, faith and hope in that which is bigger than me, and the book of Proverbs.

Things I muttered to the wee ones in this past season.  Things that I never thought I would need to say...

...If you want to spit swear that’s fine with me, but you have to do it outside.

...There will be no money changing hands to get your younger brother to do what you want him to.

...Do I really have to tell you there are no nerf guns in the kitchen?

...I’ll give you a run down of the science of why farts bubble in the water when we are not at the public pool...and yes I know people pee in the pool, but you will go in the bathroom.

Yep I’m a mom to 2 boys...why do you ask?!?

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