Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I saw a commercial tonight that shows an Olympic athlete practicing alone, skating in a darkened rink. I thought about the dedication it takes for these athletes to get where they are right now, the long hours, the perseverence, the focus on the end goal, and I thought "I don't have that in me. I couldn't do that."

Then I realized that it was 10:30 at night and I was still up, doing dishes, after having put the kids to bed (along with Curtis) and picking up toys, books and dress up clothes, and still contemplating folding another load of laundry before heading to bed to get up and start it all over again.

So, no one is giving out medals for parenthood, and I'm not suggesting that I would get one if they did. But...I'm thinking I should give myself a little more credit for my dedication and focus on my personal goal - a happy, health, loving family.

Not doing too bad.


Morgan Moore said...

You are doing an awesome job- 4 kids/babies- takes A LOT of work. Sometimes it feels like Groundhogs Day, doesn't it? My evenings are spent just like yours : )


Gwennie said...

Yay for the "mommy olympics" we would all get golds :)

Lisa said...

Not doing too bad, indeed!
I'd say you're a champion, for sure!

Also, I almost made biscuits and cut them out with a heart-shaped cookie cutter for Valentine's Day, but then Michael suggested that I make donuts instead, but I love it that we had the same idea!!

Libby said...

You are an Olympian, Abbey, for sure!!! We should make a podium for all the family moms next weekend and hang medals around their necks! Love you--

Katie Casas said...

keep it up, champ! dedication for sure. :)