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Secret

I want to tell you a secret.

I always said am a so-so mother. I am not the worst and I am very far for being the best. And no, this is not the secret I was talking about.

Last week my kid had a school project – to color and decorate a pumpkin as a his favorite book character. He decided on a Pokemon from one of his Pokemon books. We bought all the painting supplies and he worked very hard to achieve that character. And that it makes things even hard for me… You see, I was supposed to sign a paper to agree with my kid participation in the school competition. And as the so-so mother that I am, I completely forgot about. I started filling in the file a few days before the due date, but I did not complete it due to other activities. And I did not check all the school files again later in the week and so my kid ended up with no paper.

When I picked him up on Friday, he told me that a lot of kids loved his pumpkin and asked why he did not participated in the competition. That was the moment that I realized I forgot the paper. And it was nothing what I could have done – Friday (10 a.m.) was the last day to enter in the competition.

I feel soooo bad, because he really worked hard on the project. And he had a big chance to win something – maybe not the first place, but maybe second or third. And because of me, now he doesn’t have that chance.

I was so ashamed of myself that I didn’t even tell my husband about. And it’s killing me. Maybe that’s why I’m writing this post – to release some of the guilt.

What do you think? Did you mess-up something for your kids?

Hourglass

Do you have an active kid? I do. I would lie to you if I’ll say that the though of buying or creating a hourglass chair did not cross my mind for a couple of times.

But sadly, I’ve realized that will be a waste of my money – the kid will not sit on it and will not learn to stay still just because I’ll put him on that chair.

The only remaining thing is to crate this chair for your fun. You cam make your own hourglass chair using the image or the link below.

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How to DIY Sand Filled Time-Out Stool

A little tip for parents: we used to have a fun game in my native country. My fiends and I used to gather together and say this phrase: “At the neighbor door is a dead cat. The first person who will talk or move, will eat the cat.” And we’ve giggled and we’ve laughed at the poor first friend who moved or talked. It was fun and we’ve learned to stay still for a few minutes.

Try it with your kids!

I can win against my kid at any time. What can I say? – I had a lot of practice.  😛