day three...

My list-related accomplishments today are laughable. Instead, I chaperoned Ava's 1st grade field trip to the zoo. There's nothing like a day with six-year-olds to help you not take life or yourself too seriously. They skipped everywhere instead of walking. They screamed with joy when the school bus went over a speed bump. Their enthusiasm was contagious. Their biggest worry was whether or not they were going to have time to ride the carousel before it was time to get back on the bus. (Don't worry, they did!) I'm not giving up on my list or my pursuit to be a better, less-stressed, more organized mom, but it is nice to gain a little perspective and realize that sometimes it's the little things in life that are important. I don't need to beat myself up because I didn't make my bed or clean anything today. Will my daughter look back on today and think I really wish my mom had cleaned out the garage? No. Will she remember spending the day with me at the zoo? Maybe. Will I smile the next time I go over a speed bump? Absolutely!


  1. Awesome insight. Lists are made to be broken, especially when they lead to important insights like this:)

  2. You have learned already what it takes a lot of moms years of retrospect to learn. You are a great mom and we love you very much!!