Monday, July 6, 2009

Salvage Yard

I don't know if anyone else out there is like me, but sometimes I self-sabotage. I do. If I'm on a diet (I use the term loosely) and I slip-up, instead of getting right back on the horse, I use use the slip-up as an excuse to scratch the whole day, indulge, and decide to do better tomorrow.

This is the story of my life.

A few weeks ago I had a Bad Mom Day. I don't even remember what happened, but I'm sure it involved yelling, time-outs, spankings, and a general ignoring of my children.

Halfway through the day I decided to change the course of things, threw the kids in the car for McDonald's drive thru.

Then I slipped up again later that day.

As evening rolled around, I was bored and feeling guilty about how the day had gone. So we threw the kids in/on the biking equipment and off we went around the neighborhood. It was our first official family biking trip and it was great!

I guess what I'm trying to say is, any day can be salvaged. And I did it twice in one day! And I feel that's something to be proud of...


  1. Good mommy moments! Sometimes I forget that it's me who is probably supposed to be learning more (patience, love, understanding, etc.) when I have days like that. I love how you "salvaged" the day twice and had a great smile on your face. You are an inspiration!

  2. OK. OK. I can hang in there too!