I am the 1%...

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NO! I'm not rich (although it would be nice).

I've finally realized why I've been so cranky over the past few weeks (months, whatever...). The BadAssMama has fallen into a rut that so many mothers - and others - can often find themselves. Instead of  focusing on the 99% of my life that is utterly, completely, ridiculously AWESOME, I allow my thoughts to linger, dwell and fester upon the 1% that is/was/might one day be not so great.

Come on - tell me I'm not the only one.

It's really easy to do. Instead of focusing on how adorable my kids are in their pajamas (how the fit makes them look like string beans with watermelon bellies), I bitch about how long it's taking them to go the hell to sleep. Instead of adoring how sweet it is that my boys love to play together and crack each other up, I get pissed that they're chasing each other around the house with boogers rather than putting on their coats for school. Rather than praising God that Angel transformed from a 32 week, 2 pound 13 ounce preemie into a brilliant, charming, outgoing, friendly, perfectly healthy almost-five-year-old, I complain that he doesn't listen as well as I'd like him to (really meaning that he doesn't comply like a mindless robot the second I issue any little command). Instead of rejoicing over the fact that Victor has medications that keep him healthy and safe, I obsess over the fact that he has a disorder that may-or-may-not cause him problems down the road.

So, today the BadAssMama is issuing a challenge. Rather than focus on the 1% in my life, I am going to embrace the 99%. I'm going to start by making a list of 100 things that I am grateful for - and I would LOVE for all of you to join me. In fact, let's start a revolution! Pass this challenge along to your friends and let's see how many people we can get to revel in the 99% of awesome. Spread the love people! What are YOU grateful for?
kellyozley said...

As the single mother of two (3 & 5) I? am grateful for my sleeping pills. :-)

CCnCali said...

No, your not the only one. Lol! I'm glad to see your recent posts turn the corner and that you begin to see Mommyhood from a different perspective (Mom knows best, right?). You have an amazing opportunity/challenge to raise young men, who will one day become productive members of society (and so much more, knowing you). I'm up for the challenge in creating my grateful list, although 100 might be a stretch for me. Lol!

MotherWifeMe said...

Yip, I hear you and I am going to adopt this attitude from today, I am way too much glass half empty, when actually it is really 99% full! THANK YOU!!!

Meredith L. said...

If I make my list, do I surrender my right to still complain about the 1% that bugs me? ;-D

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