Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Small Successes


My small successes this week (from a parenting perspective) are:

1. I hired a mommy's helper for the summer, so I can move about the house freely once in a while, (such a huge relief when my husband works long hours).

2. Today I escaped to the basement and cleaned it out while my teenage helper was upstairs with the kids.

3. I spent an hour at a nursing home today with my oldest son, helping the elderly play Bingo. In the car ride home, we talked about what was fun and interesting about helping "the wise grandmas and papas in the retirement home."

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Sandra said...

Good for you! You are helping a teenager earn a little money while taking time to do some things that I'm sure you've had on your "list" for a while.

It's great that you are teaching your son the value of our elders. I bet he will remember this for a long time.

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Stefunkc said...

Okay, number 3 gave me goosebumps.
And #1 made me jealous!

Caity said...

Aw, I think that's wonderful! I hope that you are able to get a lot more done this summer.

I think it's awesome that you took your oldest son to a nursing home. That is such an amazing thing to do and I'm sure the values he got from it are just fantastic!

Katie said...

This is a great list! #3 is awesome. I need to follow your lead and do #1 too!

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

This sounds really fulfilling!

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