Things I won’t be discussing today: M&Ms, Manic Mondays, mysticism, monkeys, marshmallows, Maine, or midwives.
Onward and upward.
Challenge courtesy of The Mad Grad Student’s Missing Letter Mondays.
Life can be a swift downhill slide so it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. The trees are a blur, a stinging wind blinds you, and instead of keeping your eye on the prize you duck your head and hope for the best.
We all need a reality check once in a while.
14 Signs You Could Be an Enabler
- You’re still cutting up chicken for a child older than ten.
- Your young one consistently orders you around like the hired help.
- Your cupboard’s stocked with Bento Boxes, color coordinated by day of the week.
- Your child doesn’t know the definition of a chore.
- Your child does have a list of chores but knows they’re suggestions, not obligations.
- Your precious snowflake has never uttered the words “There’s nothing to do.”
- Alternatively, your response to said snowflake’s “There’s nothing to do” is a list of five entertaining options, two of which require you to drive your child off site.
- Your preschooler, who outgrows everything at the speed of light, owns any article of clothing that costs over $20.
- Your first grader can rattle off the top trending brands.
- You’ve never walked through a checkout lane without buying that last ditch bribe.
- You drive every forgotten lunch, jacket, paper, or project to the school by 10:00am.
- Your child nags you endlessly for the latest tablet, phone, Wii, or popular toy.
- You buy your child every latest tablet, phone, Wii, or popular toy.
- “No” is an entirely foreign concept.