Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Believe

I know Mrs. Trophy Wife has the market cornered on the "I Believe" posts that she started, but they've been bouncing around in my head for 2 weeks, so I need to write this post, but go check out Exploits of a Military Mama for the real McCoy.

I Believe...

...that somedays nothing gets done.  The dishes stay dirty, the toys don't get picked up, the floor doesn't get swept, and dinner doesn't get cooked.  It's ok.  Days like that happen and all you can do is enjoy doing nothing for the moment, release the guilt, and move on.

...in roaring camp fires on a cold Fall evening while enjoying a Sam Adam's Octoberfest

...in curling up on the couch and watching a scary movie, even if my scaredy cat husband won't watch them with me.  Punk.

...in having said Punk Ass Husband walk me to the bathroom after watching the scary movie and waiting outside the door because I'm convinced that some sort of demon is lurking in the shower to kill me.

...that it's important to put yourself out there.  In your career, with your friends, in your blog.  It's scary to reveal your grimy underbelly or to be so vulnerable but it's so much more authentic and I think people really want someone they can relate too.

...that my mom will make a full recovery from cancer and this burden will be lifted from our family.

...that watching Isabella doing the "Rock-a-Bye Your Bear" Dance from the Wiggles is the cutest thing ever.

...in remembering the times that were.  I have so many good memories of my life before baby.  It used to make me so sad (sometimes it still does and I really need to get over it) to think that that life was over, but they were such great times that I've started to think of them with fondness instead of longing (sometimes I'm still a sad sac because I really miss my friends).

...in helping someone if you can.  Maybe it's linking to their blog, maybe it's looking over a lesson plan, maybe it's sending them a card when you know they're feeling down.  I think that we can push back the shadows of the world if we light one small candle at a time.

...that stubbing your toe can be insanely painful (as I sit here with a frozen bag of corn on my pinky toe after smashing it into the leg of my ottoman.

...in being present in your life.  Agonizing over the dishes languishing in your sink while you give your baby a bath is just silly.  You can't do the dishes while tending to your life and you can't fully live your life while your obsessed with your dishes.

...that some of the kindest words ever spoken to me have been said on the interwebz.  Whether a comment, an e-mail or a tweet I know that support is only a click away.

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misssrobin said...

This is a beautiful post. I needed a few of those reminders.

Not the one about stubbing my toe. That one I've got down.

UrbanGypsy said...

This is awesome. I might have to steal it and make a few of my own beliefs. Thanks for sharing it.

Erinsgobragh said...

That's so pretty! What wonderful things!

The Bipolar Diva said...

That was an awesome post and certainly gave me something to think about.

Kitty Catie said...

I totally do the same thing after I watch a scary movie (alone of course, because husby is a wuss)!! For years after seeing Urban Legends (I don't remember which one) I would jump into my car from a few feet away because I was scared of someone slashing my feet off with a sickle! And I totally check the shower!

TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

Well thought out post. What a nice idea from Mrs. Trophy Wife.

Kelli said...

Great post :)

Wordsy said...

Agreed. Especially about the support of an online community. I don't know what I'd do without my e-friends.

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