Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008


insanity- doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.

It is against my religion to fold towels. We have a towel tub. A tub for unsorted socks. Everyone has their own tub of clothes and can fold or hang them if they want. I highly recommend a coat tree. So you can come home, change your clothes and throw it on the tree. aah. Vetty wize.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


What does it mean to "magnify our call"? Go the extra mile? What does a magnifying glass do? It zeros in on a minute aspect of the big picture and will focus on that without distraction. I read in the Ensign once that Heavenly Father did not intend for us to keep all of the commandments all at once. He gave us 'choices' and accountability so we could discover our strengths, talents, passions and magnify those. There is a time and season for everything. Perfectionism is a dangerous thought process that makes us vulnerable. It denies personal revelation and peace. Father Abraham taught us how to 'receive'. There is a solution to every problem. The options and possibilities are endless.

Friday, June 27, 2008


you'll be back

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Things I’ve said that I want my children to remember forever . . Things I respect and admire about my children . . Things about my parenting that I’m really proud of . . Things I hope my Children say about me after I’m gone . . Ways I’ve shown love to my children . . Things I’ve done as well as my parents did . . Things I’ve done even better than my own parents did . . Things I hope my children learned from me . . Things I’ve done or said that I hope my children can forgive . . Things I would like to change in my relationship with my children . . Things I’m willing to change in my own behavior . .

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

mom overture

The Agony Principle: Parents should not agonize over anything children do or fail to do if those children are perfectly capable of agnozing over it themselves.

Get 'em out, get ‘em out, get ‘em out of bed~ Wash your face, brush your teeth, come on sleepy head~ Get your clothes, get your shoes, get a word I said~ Get up now, get up and make your bed~ Are you hot, are you cold, are you wearing that~ Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at~ Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat~ Don’t forget, you got to feed the cat~ Eat your breakfast. Experts tells us it’s the most important meal of all~ Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall~ Remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today~ Don’t forget piano lessons are this afternoon so you must play. Don’t shuffle, she’s lovely, but hurry, the bus is hear~ be careful, come back here, did you wash, behind your ears.

Play outside, don’t play rough, could you just play fare~ Be polite, make a friend, don’t forget to share~ Work it out, take your turn, never take a dare~ Get along, don’t make me come down there~ Clean your room, pick up clothes, put your stuff away~ Make your bed, do it now, do you have all day~ Were you born in a barn, would you like some hay~ Do you even hear a word I say~ Answer the phone, get off the phone~ Don’t sit so close, turn it down, no texting at the table~ No more computer time tonight~ Your ipods my ipod if you don’t listen up

Were you going, when your leaving and what time do you think your coming home?~ Say thank you, please, excuse me, bless you , welcome every were you go~ You’ll appreciate my wisdom someday when your older and you are grown~ Can’t wait until you have a couple little children of your own~ You’ll thank me for the council I gave you so willingly~ But right now I’ll thank you not to roll your eyes at me~ Close your mouth when you chew and appreciate~ Take a bite, maybe two of the stuff you hate~ Use a fork, do not burp or I’ll set you straight~ Eat the food I put upon your plate~ Get an A, but don’t get smart with me~ Get a grip, take a breath, counting down to three~ Get a job, get a life, get a PhD~ Here we go.

I don’t care who started it~ Your grounded until your 36~ Get your story straight and tell the truth for once for heaven sake~ And if all your friends jumped off a cliff would you jump too?~ If I said it once I’ve said it at least a thousand times before that~ Your too old to act this way~ Must be your fathers DNA~ Look at me when I am talking~ Stand up straighter when you walk~ A place for everything~ And everything must be in place~ Stop crying or I’ll give you something real to cry about~ Oh

Brush your teeth, wash your face put your pjs on~ Get in bed, get a hug, Say a prayer with mom~ Don’t forget, I love you, *kiss*~ And tomorrow we will do this all again~ Because your moms job never ends~ You don’t need a reason why~ Because, because, because, because~ I said so~ I’m the mom, the mom, the mom, mom, mom~ The Mom~ Tada