The wonderfully insightful Mon, over at Holistic Mama, invites us to participate in Thankful Anyway Thursday. Mon reminds us that it is easy to be thankful for the good stuff, but can we be thankful for the not so good?
If I knew how much of parenting would be "refereeing", I would have invested in a black and white striped wardrobe. I'm called upon to be a referee way too many times in a day. School is next week so I should be able to hang up my whistle for at least part of the day. Following Mon's lead, I will try to take a positive spin on my daily referee duties.
- Hopefully, my kids are learning about compromise and negotiation. I have 12 basketballs and they all fight for the same one.
- My kids will learn how to argue a point and turn out to be all star debaters. They just need to cut down on the finger pointing and habitual whining to succeed in that role.
- My kids will admire their mother's ability to bring harmony and order to their playtime. Mom, did you see that? Mom, you always take HIS side! Mom, you don't know what we're talking about! You know how I just love these comebacks :)