Thursday, September 6, 2012

Out of the Mouths of Babes

This is September 6th which means that last Friday was August 31st, the last day of the month, the day that I have been posting my monthly Five Fabulous Finds. I know that I missed that August deadline; i knew it then. I tried to ignore this pesky little fact. For almost a week I was successful at this. Then reality struck back. I received a text message from my baby girl saying, "You missed your August Five Fabulous Finds." I was busted!

I guess such accountability being demanded of me by my child is payback for all those times where I required it of her. "You didn't clean up your room." "You forgot to put your dishes in the dishwasher." " Your soccer uniform is not clean because it has been on your bathroom floor since last week's game." I have lived long enough to know that what goes around comes around. I have also lived long enough to know that it is always best to see things in a positive light. In that vain, I am choosing to see my child holding me accountable as evidence to my success as a parent. Accountability and responsibility are important for all of us and in everything that we do in life. I am proud that she realizes that. Frankly, too few people these days seem to value these things either for themselves or in others.

Having said all that, I do feel badly about having not fulfilled my commitment to my monthly five fabulous finds. The sad truth is that when August 31st came, I realized that I did not have five things to share, not because I had not encountered five fabulous things during the month, but because I had not been aware enough to notice them. I must have been more preoccupied and unfocused during the month of August than I thought. I cant change that now; All I can do about it at this point is vow that I will do things differently during the month of September. I will keep my eyes, my mind and my heart open to the world around me. I will notice, appreciate and write about the wonderful things I encounter in this month that puts summer to rest and ushers in the fall.

So, on September 30th, I will post September's Five Fabulous Finds.

And by the way, Erin, is your bathroom clean and your laundry off the floor?