I Don't Know How I Would Have Managed Without Her....

Hello From Europe!

I'm going to be running all over EU the next week and with the time difference and my hellacious schedule, I'm glad we have the chance to check in today. Be sure to follow me on Facebook so we can stay connected. I'll post pics.

So, you might remember a few weeks ago I tagged along with Wes when he went to handle a few maintenance issues at our beach house in San Diego, right? Well, last week he went back and this time I stayed home with Madeline.

Yep, we were on our own, and good thing she was there. Seriously, I don't know how I would have managed without her! Let me tell you how it went down. And remember, she's eight-years-old.

When I ordered all our groceries for the week, Madeline had to tell me which kind of everything to get. For example, she instructed me to get hard bread.

Uh, hard bread?

That means a whole loaf, unsliced. Whew, glad I asked.

Trash day is Monday and so Sunday night I took out the trash. Couldn't mess that up. Right? Well, per Madeline's direction, I had to go back and re-arrange the cans.

Dinnertime! M had to tell me which pan our nanny Nicole uses and how long to preheat the oven. Yeah, just call me Mr. Mom.

And by the way, obviously you know who is doing all the domestic duties in this house. LOL

(I have a sneaking suspicion she set my alarm a few nights to be sure she got to school on time.)

Have you ever been in a situation where there were things you thought you "should know" but didn't?

How did you feel?

Incompetent? Disconnected? Useless?

It's easy to put yourself down when your thoughts say you are somehow "less than" or deficient in some way. That's old programming, and there's a way out.

Think different thoughts.

Now, I know I'm a good mom, but it took me just a few hours to allow thoughts to start picking away at my self-esteem and telling me maybe I wasn't a positive role model for my daughter.

But because I work at it, it didn't take long to get myself back on track. I shifted by reminding myself that just because there were a few things I didn't know, it didn't mean I was a bad mom.

I know am a loving, adoring, and super awesome mom and that doesn't mean I have to be perfect. So I switched gears and made sure my thoughts were in alignment with that.

Thoughts are powerful, aren't they?

BTW, part of my thought process is that Madeline is competent, confident and dynamic and where would she have gotten that but for her positive role model, ME!

I'll catch ya Wednesday.

My video is on, what else? Being a Positive Role Model.



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