Tuesday, November 5, 2013

It's Okay: Week #4

I have really started to enjoy this "It's Okay" theme, so here we go again.  And, as always, please tell me what is okay with you this week.  I LOVE hearing from you!

It's okay...that I have coughed so much with this damn cold that my abs are sore.  Gotta get a workout however you can, right?!

It's okay...that I am overly proud of my smart little Moose for being able to recognize her numbers from 1-10 (with the exception of 9, which she calls 6).  Let's face it..that's what makes Moms the best.  No one else in the world thinks that you are as nearly as smart and special as your mother does.

It's okay...that when we went out to dinner on Friday, Myra ate ketchup for dinner.  With a fork.

It's okay...that I have already listened to Bruce Springsteen's version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" at least 10 times (since Halloween).  Josh makes fun of me all of the time.  I don't care.  I also like Christmas carols sung by Josh Groban and the cast of Glee.  I have NEVER claimed to be cool.

It's okay...that I am stupidly proud of myself for waking up early to workout two days in a row.  I am especially proud of doing it today because I am not working, which means that I could have slept in until 8:15 (it is currently 8:14 and Moosey is still sleeping!) and done it during nap time.  I know it doesn't seem like a big deal and millions of people do it every single day, but, for me, it was an accomplishment.

It's okay...that I am excited to vote today.  Although I have been voting for the last 14 years, I still find going to the polls exciting.  It temporarily gives me faith in our system and makes me feel like I have a say.  Again, I NEVER claimed to be cool.

It's okay...that Cookie Moose was the absolute last child (by a good 15 minutes) sitting at the table eating at her Halloween party.  Can you blame her?  She had never tasted such good food!

It's okay...that I feel like bacon should be in its own food group.  We had breakfast for dinner last night and it reminded me how much I freakin' love bacon.  Mmm.

Linking this up with Kera on Nugget on a Budget!


  1. Haha, it might take me an extra 15 minutes to eat all those cookies too!

  2. Mmmmm bacon. Violet is very into ketchup, dressing, etc right now. She wants "dip" with everything NAND usually uses her fingers. Moose is a step above her.

    Oh I am so in the camp of proud mama. Violet's vocabulary has exploded and it makes me so proud. She is also learning her colors. She has blue and yellow down, so proud.

  3. I love all this…it is okay…life happens and no mama should have to make excuses for it. it's just oooookay :)

  4. I love these posts. So good. For me? It's okay that I'm tired and grumpy since I've been working for 14 hours already. Tomorrow will be a better day!

    PS the ketchup thing made me laugh so hard. It's so typical

  5. Good point! And I would also sit there and indulge in the deliciousness like she did! :)

  6. Yay for Violet and her colors! It is amazing how much they pick up on at this age, isn't it?!

    When Violet dips stuff in ketchup and dressing does she eat the actual food or just the dip? Myra will dip her french fries in ketchup and then just lick off the ketchup instead of eating the fry. :)

  7. Totally agree!! Being a Mom is so hard that we shouldn't have to rationalize ourselves to anyone.

  8. Lol! Thanks! 14 hour work days are brutal. I don't know how you do it. At least you get a workout being on your feet for so long!


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Becky :)