Five Steps to Reboot Monday

Here it is, the Monday after Easter and it’s anything but a normal day, but instead I need a reboot.

I had expected today to be a Monday – filled with menu plans and calendar catchup and laundry. I had expected to waive goodbye to my kids and husband and then dig in to a productive day.  Nope.

It’s the other kind of Monday.

The kind with two sick kids and husband who decided to work from home… just in case those man flu symptoms turn into something more serious. *sigh*  And here’s me… still needing to do laundry and plan menus and clean the house.

It’s not even 9am and I already feel a need to pull up my big girl panties and reboot the entire week.

(Yes, I said WEEK.  We got all dressed up for Easter Sunday.  We got in the car.  And THEN we realized that one child was too sick to attend services.  We attended church via Livestream.  The fancy Easter meal I had planned turned into chicken tacos.)

I know I’m not alone. I know a big part of motherhood consists of having our plans interrupted and adjusting our priorities (and attitudes) around whatever crisis has just happened.  Sometimes, we all need a little reboot.

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The 3 things every pregnant mom needs to hear

When a friend or acquaintance is pregnant for the second time, I try to remember to tell her three things… the three things every pregnant mom needs to hear.

They’re the two things I needed to hear the most often, the things I continued to need to hear during that first year with two babies.  Sometimes, even now, I still need to hear them.

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When the backseat DVD is broken

We had a pair of the backseat DVD players installed when we bought our latest car. It’s been about 18 months, and I really had forgotten what a game changer they were.

Right up until they broke.

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Road trip – final thoughts

As I’ve been sharing over the past few days, my fourth grade son and I went on a road trip this past weekend.  In the process, I made an amazing discovery.

It was just the two of us.  My husband and younger son stayed home.

(Much to my dismay, they hung dead animals on the wall.  Sigh.  Taxidermy.  I’m already working on crocheting a hot pink hat to put on the deer head.)

Up until this weekend, I would have described my oldest son as goofy, geeky, easily distracted, smart, funny, sensitive, energetic, intelligent, creative, and slightly nerdy.

This weekend, I added a new word.

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