I'm an average mom. I yell too much and don't listen enough. I mess up. Daily.
My kids are normal too. They can be delightful one minute and talking back or writhing on the floor in a tantrum the very next.
[If you can't relate to the above confessions, you are probably above average and might want to skip this post.]
And we probably don't love each other any more than you and your kids.
But, that doesn't mean I'm not going to brag. (See first sentence about being an average mom: I can't help myself).
Because this is the happy face of a Mom who hasn't seen her kids in 10 days (or had a shower in 30+ hours):
Returning from Africa was a celebration!
We did it: my family (with the help of grandparents and friends) championed the cause without complaint and only offered me unconditional love and support while I was away. I couldn't have done it without them.
Life is full of ups and downs. The good and bad mark our journeys. But it's the celebrations we remember. Whether it's overcoming fear (my first Goodnites post) or celebrating victories, we are in this together.
Speaking of celebrations, someone will be rejoicing with a $2500 victory by winning the Bedtime Theater Writing Contest! Just submit your 275 word chapter and it could be you!
Oh, and a lucky reader, will have cause to celebrate when they win what I'm giving away TODAY:
- 2GB Silver iPod Shuffle
- Logitech Speakers
- $25 iTunes Gift Card
- Brookstone Cuddle Blanket
- Patagonia Bag
A prize package worth approximately $175!!!!!!
To enter, please leave a comment that might help a child overcome adversity (like "have faith", "don't give up!' etc) Who knows, you might even come up with an idea for the next chapter in Iggy's Great Adventure at the Bedtime Theater.