Thursday 28 February 2008

The Do's and Don'ts of my life

In a perfect world this list would run to several hundered items but in real life and time permitting I'll limit myself to Seven - it's a good number.

1.Do remember the good times not the bad times
2.Do try and stay patient when helping the kids with their homework
3.Do try and eat sensibly
4.Do call your friends as often as you can
5.Do remember to pay your credit card off every month
6.Do as much as you can to help others in need
7.Do try and write it all down

Not doing too bad on No.s 1 & 6 , failing badly on No.s 2 & 3 , hopeless at 5 and getting better at 7.

On the other side of the coin here's my Don't list.

1. Don't ever ever buy a box of 24 chocolate bars from the wholesalers again
2. Don't dwell on the 'might have beens'
3. Don't get so easily discouraged
4. Don't bang on about how relentless staying at home is
5. Don't forget to be kind to yourself now and again
6. Don't sweat the small stuff
7. Don't write so many lists

I'll let you guess what I score out of seven on the Don't list .

Sunday 3 February 2008

The Power of Prayer

The Lord's Prayer is a still a bit of a mystery to me and clearly to my 8 year old also. Homework on Friday was a translation of what it meant , line by line. It was all going swimmingly until we got to the 'Hallowed be thy name ' line. When quizzed as to what hallowed might be he confidently assured me that he knew the answer to this one and studiously scribbled on his worksheet ' Like an egg' . I had one of those one warm fuzzy moments when you wonder at your child's brilliance and expected an explanation that linked his egg analogy to something to do with new life or the Resurrection or something equally profound. Actually it was along the lines of an Easter theme but nothing to do with the holy Resurrection ... more to do with the chocolatey variety as in Hollowed chocolate Easter Egg. Bless.