What I’ve Learned

This weekend was off to a busy start with B’s graduation and it’s not slowing down any time soon!

To be honest, I’ve been in a funk since yesterday afternoon and I’m struggling to get out of it. I’m super emotional. My fuse is short. My kids are driving me insane. I have not exercised today and I cannot wait until my run tomorrow because I have some serious angst to get out. I have definitely NOT been the perfect mother and I am taking as many deep breaths as I can to muddle through day.

While looking at B’s pictures from last night and this morning – I’ve found some peace. I have learned an infinite amount of life lessons from my son and here are a few recent ones…

There’s a time to be silly and a time to be serious. When leading 23 other kids to the stage serious is the name of the game.

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Screaming children will make you cry. Not because your ears hurt, but because it is cute and funny…

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Sometimes having a W lastname pays off. He was the last of his class to get his diploma, but he got to be the leader and really, that’s what it’s all about.

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Kids wearing caps and gowns are adorable.

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Getting your diploma is serious business. Until you get back into line and decide to to turn them into swords.

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Friendship is awesome (they have been friends for 3.5 years!)
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But nothing beats family
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A really awesome soccer referee makes the last soccer game really fun! (even if it’s ridiculously HOT outside)

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It’s OK to sit on the bench and let other kids have their turn

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Especially if it means you score a goal!

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The most important part of soccer is having fun (the ref had both teams play ALL of their players at once, it was hilarious)

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1-2-3 Go Strikers!

Trophies are cool and so are gigantic popsicles.

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Off to get ready for today’s birthday party! I’m pretty sure the pee parents will be there. Can’t wait :)

Comments

  1. Lisa says

    Very cute! Congrats to B! I hear you, Tim is working today and these kids are going to drive me to drink today. We had a small hole in our screen door that was on the “to do” lust, and Drew proceeded to tear practically half the screen off earlier, I think that was what put me over the edge. Oy.

    • Michelle says

      It was good too – tasted like a REAL popsicle, not just one of those oversweet ice pops. (of course I had some! The perks of having kids :)).

  2. says

    Hayden was last to receive his diploma too… weirdness. Congrats on the graduation.. I was a sobbing mess at ours. Yours seems a little tamer than ours was, I think we had like 100 kids graduating.

    Don’t feel bad about being a demon mommy. Sometimes I get the same way and I always feel so terrible when one of the kids says out of the blue “I love you mommy”. Yep… makes you feel like crap :)
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    • Michelle says

      I’m pretty sure that we have the same last name (which I’m assuming from your email address) so the similarities continue! Ha ha. There were 50 kids graduating – it wasn’t too bad.

      Oh yeah – after I totally flipped on out B on Friday (total toothbrusing meltdown ensued after eating 2 cupcakes for dinner) he said to me “Do you still love me?” *sigh*

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