Don't Carpe Diem

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by keista, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. keista

    keista New Member

  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks for sharing. I really liked this!
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Beautiful. Thank you!
  5. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I shared this on facebook. I can relate to counting the blessings among the struggles to try to get through a day. I think making that the definition of a good day is a cool idea.
  6. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    Loved it - and it was just the message I needed this morning!
  7. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    Thanks for sharing Hugs Rabbit
  8. Star*

    Star* call 911

    And we all know which one of us was complimented for the kid peeing in the corner.......UGH.
  9. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    That was beautifully written. I think I am one of those older ladies with their hand on their heart. Raising premature, hyperactive twin boys was often a hellish experience. The first time I tried to walk down the driveway to the mailbox with two toddlers took me 45 mns. When we went to the supermarket, I felt like I was shopping with an octopus, how did all those unwanted products end up in my cart? How did I ever survive those very public tantrums?

    Now that they are grown and out of the house, all I can remember is the sound of their bubbling laughter. The exhaustion, the feelings of maternal failure are gone. I have never given birth, but maybe parenting these boys was like the agonizing pains of labor followed by the joys and relief of a healthy delivery.