July 26, 2013

Doing something right.

Having three kids is a challenge. I am constantly running around like a chicken without a head, stressed out and exhausted. It is by far the most rewarding thing ever and I love my kids more than anything but I often just wonder if I'm doing a good job. I know we've all had those moments, just wondering if our kids were well behaved, or kind to their friends, etc etc.
Those moments that someone reassures you that you are doing a good job are worth more than all the gold in the world.
The other day while we were out to eat at Country's BBQ the couple sitting across from us told us after we'd already gotten our food and were in the middle of eating that they didn't even realize that there were kids with us because they'd been so behaved. Then they went on to talk about other kids that they'd seen in the past few days & it made me super thankful for my well behaved children.

Then yesterday while out thrifting with Fin,  I'd bought him a little storage box, some VHS movies and a little guitar that hangs on his wall.  Well, while checking out, he hugged me as tight as he could, looked up at me and said, "Thank you mom for all the things you buyed for me today!" I hugged him back and told him he was welcome but the cashier (who up until this point hadn't given a crap about us) looked at me just stunned and said, "that is the first kid I've heard ALL DAY say 'thank you' and genuinely mean it! That's amazing!".  I replied with, "that's really sad".  She agreed and told me that I needed to come back and teach the other rascals (she paused for a second trying to think of a word and settled on "rascals"- I laughed) some manners.  I was just blown away though and truly thankful for her words. 

It's nice to know that we're doing something right.

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So since it's Friday, it's time for this week's good deeds. (Sorry for the lateness, we did the deeds today.  Today is Fin's last day of his Summer Enrichment Program so I had him color a piece of paper for his teacher and put a Starbucks gift card in it and wrote, "Thanks a latte for being so awesome!"
And then I saved up my June & July Random Act of LUV codes and gave them to the assistants that had helped out in Fin's class.  Turns out that yesterday was their last day but his teacher assured me that she could get them to them, so phew!


Maddie got her LUVs in and has worn them EVERY SINGLE DAY since!  Did you know that you could use the code AMLUV20 for 20% off your order.  Just throwing that out there.  They have shoes for adults, youth & toddlers.  Click here to check them out.





Did you do anything kind this week?!
I'd love to hear about it!







3 comments:

Carly said...

Good for you, teaching them SUPER important values!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Jessica | Living La Vida Holoka said...

Thank YOU for teaching your kids manners. It's so refreshing (and sometimes shocking) to hear little ones say "please" and "thank you." It's great that you are also teaching them how to be kind to others. You're doing a great job. :)

Sunny Suarez said...

I think that you as a mom of three are doing such a wonderful job teaching your kids to behave and be good...

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