Sunday, February 05, 2006

It's All In The Attitude

Thanks to Slacker Mom, I had a really amazing weekend with my kids. The past few posts she has written have been about seizing the day, not taking any one moment for granted, and having a positive attitude towards your kids.

So I took her words of wisdom, and applied them to my weekend. And much to my surprise, they worked!

I had no plans for this weekend, which in my book, is equivilent to a death sentence. But I really tried to relax, and enjoy my kids instead of finding them to be work.

I'll spare you all the details, but will share just one moment. Today was a beautiful day. Almost 60 degrees at one point, and not a cloud in the sky. Pretty much unheard of in MA in February. I took the boys to the playground, just the three of us. (full disclosure: I did ask others to join, but no one could.) The three of us climbed to the top of the jungle gym and went down the slide all together.

The wind blowing our hair, the sun shining on our faces, the laughter coming from our mouths. And not the fake laughter, the real, deep down from your gut laughter. I felt 100 % happy. I loved that moment, and felt truly blessed to be the mother of my sons.

So thank you, Slacker Mom. You made my weekend.



Slacker Mom said...

B - Speechless. I teared up. I am so glad that you had a good weekend, and the fact that I had a hand in it...amazing. Thank you. And your welcome.

This is me : :)

Pentha said...

B - Nice to find your blog; thanks for posting on mine :)

RAD said...

I too made an effort this weekend to try to enjoy my kids despite all the blowups, arguments, frustrations, etc... And it worked...I didn't have any real laugh out loud moments but definately enjoyed me kids at times.

Glad we were both able to swing around from a difficult long week.

Mel said...

Tears for me also.

But as always, I have to add - the boys are blessed that you are their mother. Not everybody would have taken Slacker mom's message to heart and did something about it.

Good for you. Good for them. :O)

allison said...

That's awesome. I love that kind of laughter.

The Dances of the Wind said...

Beautiful,such are moments which become shweeet memories and stay with us- and with the boys too when they grow up.

Such are the moments which make life worth living.

Such are the moments which define the substance of life.

Such are the moments which make one smile from within and be happy- truly happy.

Am shooo happy hpapy for you-

Took me half an hour to type this- because i am a little slow- a little tiypsy-little okay.



ramblingmuse said...


These are the moments that make living life so wonderful! Warm fuzzies here...yay! :-)

Anonymous said...

True Love that's what that was...N

RLGelber said...

Glad you had a great weekend!!!

Jen said...

I had one of those days today...don't they rock?

Dial-Up Princess said...

Great one!