Maybe I Am Closer Than I Think

Day 29- My aspirations

I can't believe this 30-Day Blog Challenge is coming to an end. Of course, I have strung it out over like 45 days, so you're probably tired of it already.

I have a lot of aspirations. And anyone that has read me for any length of time knows what they are:

  • Great teacher
  • Published writer (well, technically I am published, but you know what I mean.)
  • Debt free
  • A size 10
At this rate, I probably have a better chance of being debt-free than I do a size 10.

Anyway, there is one thing that I think about ALL. THE. TIME. And if I accomplish this, than the rest will just be gravy. Well, a gluten, fat fat-free version.

I hope that when my children grow up, they remember their childhood in a positive way. That they don't remember the times I was "sick." That they will always want to come home for the holidays or "just because." That they won't feel like anything I may or may not have done to them has a negative bearing on what they become.

Quite simply, I don't want them to feel the way I do.


Side note: As I was typing this up, Nicholas walked by. He saw the bullet points and said, "What is this. 'Things I Am?'"

I replied, "No. Those are things I want to be."

He looked confused. "But you are already this (points to published writer) and this (great teacher) and this (debt free). "

I laughed. "No. Honey, I am NOT debt free."

"Oh. Well, you are almost this (points to size 10). You are an 11."

That kid is smart. He is going to make some lady a very good husband. ;)


Sara @ Life With the Two said...

Clearly, you are doing SOMETHING right with the kids. Unless he followed that up by asking for money. Then, well, he still knows how to give great compliments.

Kathi said...

You are wonderful. I am sure that your kiddos will ALWAYS want to come home to you.
Don't ever change.

Fiona said...

That's a nice boy you've got.

You know, I had an interesting childhood. But it has made me think about my parenting in ways I think are productive. So keep in mind that while you may wish for things to be different, the effects that they have on kids can be useful, even character-building.

I'm excited about the announcement!

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