Friday, March 18, 2011

zeros to heroes

Today did not get off to a good start.  There was a lot of grumping, dawdling and mucking about when the boys were supposed to be getting ready for school and I didn't manage to keep my cool.  My cranky voice was raised more than once.  Those lovely morning charts did not save us.  Finally we made it out the door (about 30 minutes after we wanted to) and the walk/scoot to school was actually nice and not too frantic. I'm loving the transformational power of the walk to school and of this mornings assembly.

I went to assembly because big brother was getting a certificate but little brother got a surprise reward too.  At the end of the assembly he was chosen for the kid sitting best and paying attention.  He got to have "assembly bear" for his class for the week and as you can see in the photo, he was stoked. He is trying so hard at school and I suspect that's why the wheels come off at home sometimes, maybe because it's a safe place to fall.  I look at these photos and wonder how I could get mad at these beautiful boys.  I am going to have a wee rest now so I can be a nicer mummy after school, wish me luck.


  1. Anonymous3:28 PM

    Oh dear Megan, just as well that Elizabeth and Reg will be there in a few days to childmind.

    We've just had an amazing ceremony here for those poor people who lost their lives in the earthquake of 22 Feb.

    Needless to say I cried a lot as it was so movg

    Love you

  2. Grandpa7:54 PM

    Don't beat yourself up - you're a great mum. We all have days when things don't quite as we would like and then as you found things suddenly cheer up.
    Lots of love
    Grandpa xxooxx

  3. I have had a week of those mornings, getting out the door on time is such an accomplishment sometimes and my voice has been raised more than once! Like you after they are at school I am left wondering how I could have felt so exasperated with my beautiful boys.
    What a wonderful moment at assembly, I hope your afternoon went well :)

  4. Yes indeed.
    Beautiful they are.
    And I agree with Grandpa - you're a great mum :)

  5. Hi Meg!

    I'm loving your new look blog!! I'm rather envious...your blog looks so classy and love your post lay-outs!

    I had a giggle when I read this post. I can so relate to losing my cool...and then regretting it moments later!! I have to pray extra hard some days for PATIENCE!! I don't know why on some days it just goes out the window..he he!

    Your boys are Beautiful! I wholeheartedly agree!



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