Monday, January 3, 2011

Deal With It

I don't recall ever really making New Year's resolutions and putting forth a big effort to keep them. It's just never been my styyyyyyle. I make lists daily in my teenage-boy-handwriting every day though (daily every day - is there an echo in here)...things I want to accomplish. Ideas I jot down when they come to me. Stuff to work on when I have the time.

But this year a motto has somehow evolved and it just keeps coming to mind:
DEAL WITH IT!
I am determined this year to just deal with it. I tend to get a little worked up over small things that have no long term consequence. For example, I might really stress because I'm going to have to wake up Emmy from a nap to go somewhere. Or I will sit and dwell on the fact that Nate will be gone all weekend. Or I fret and worry about the next time my children are going to get sick. Are you getting the idea?
Well, I'm going to do my best to stop. Stuff's gonna happen, days are going to be long, throw up will find us, and I'm going to have to wake up Emmy up sometimes. Do these things matter, AT ALL, in the end? No. For the most part, not one bit. So I'm not going to let them affect me. I will handle it...just like I've handled those same things in the past and survived...and move on. Most likely I'll move on to a pint of ice cream. But hey, it's still moving on.

Now, there are some things that I really do need to resolve to do better at this year. Like cleaning out the lint between Emmy's toes.

8 comments:

Bethany said...

I think this is what being a mother of 3 is all about. I look back to what a WHIMP I was when I only had one kid and for the most part, I actually had the ability to control my household... Being a mom of 3 is stinking HARD, but there's nothing else to do except deal with it. Good luck, friend.

Annie said...

Take it from me. You've gotta quit with those lists.

Kati said...

I have been thinking the same thing lately. Keeping things organized all the time with three kids is almost impossible for me. I'm going to start using your motto and "just deal with it", thanks.

BTW, love Emmy's toe lint...so cute!!

Shane's Angie said...

Yes! I love it! Deal with it! It's sounds like my kinda resolution! BTW, I think mine this year is going to be "Find Balance". I'm not sure...what do you think?

Anonymous said...

I laughed because I thought of you telling me not to worry about all the stuff floating in the tub it was just lint coming off Emmy's toes.

Britt said...

Ah ha! Laugh it up! I mean about Emmy's toes. So funny! In my opinion, you're completely normal! Sometimes facing one's normalcy is the hard part. You're great and I can always count on you to give me a much needed chuckle on the days I can't stand being normal myself.

Kyle and Janel said...

I am a list maker too....helps me feel like I've actually accomplished something. and you're deal with it motto....that is spot on for what I need to do too. Things are going to happen...move on and be okay with it. Perfect. We will see how easy it is for me to do it. Let me know how it works for you.

Kami said...

That foot picture was awesome! I am a total list keeper as well J. I like your new motto. I'm going to adopt it as well.