1. Good for you! Stick to this resolution. The little people came out of the womb as little blobs who knew nothing. Your daughter now has manners that would please any parent. She is 3, so she’s got a lot of kid left in her, but she is thoughtful and without fail says “no thank you” if she’s offered something she doesn’t care to try. Besides her manners, if someone comments on her good behavior she readily notes that “Mommy told me to be good.” She takes what you tell her seriously.
    The boy, as you call him, is just over 2 years old. Of COURSE he acts like a 2-year old. It’s his job! He also knows the entire alphabet, every letter, in order, the sound every letter makes, and reads at least 30 words. He can count to at least 30 and recognizes each number when he sees it. Really? And you think you might be a horrible mother? Ask your 3-year old what kind of mom you are. I recall her comment recently that “every snowflake is special, like you, Mommy.”

  2. OMG, Susan, I cou;dn’t even get through your post because the first paragraph had me in stitches. Why? Because, you see,this is my life: I, too, have a son who is just shy of 2 1/2 (he’s almost 29 months, to be exact, and he drops the s from snacks, too! I laughing just thinking about him — why is everything funnier only after I’ve put them to bed for the night? But I digress…anyhoo, we communicated via twitter and FB earlier, but I’m just now making my way over to your blog. I’d love to keep in touch! I’ve bookmarked your blog. You can find me at http://www.thebrowngirlwithlonghair.com/
    Have an awesome weekend!

  3. Thank you for the great tip of taking credit for the good stuff – the positives! So often we only look at the negatives, but we need to more importantly look at the positives!

    Thanks for the laugh – and we all know that everyone has those kind of days 🙂


  4. I love, love, love your blog name!! I’m so glad you are realizing no that it’s important to take credit for the positives. My daughter is 20 and I never took credit for the positives which means I also never gave her credit. I think as women it’s so easy for us to beat ourselves up but so hard to take credit for anything. I cringe when I think about all the times someone said how well behaved my daughter was or that her manners were so good, or any other thing and I blew it off with a “are you sure we are talking about the same kid?” Give yourself a pat on the back and let those babies know how proud you are when someone praises them! Oh, I’m here from your SITS tribe, I think I’m going to like it here!

  5. awwww. That’s a great resolution! and I can totally relate. My heart does melt when my boys say the sweetest things and I sometimes think to credit myself. I sometimes chalk it up to my luck haha.

    P.S. I’m stopping by from the SITS Tribe Building Challenge. Looking forward to connecting with you more this week! 🙂

  6. Great post! Remember, anything they do that is negative is their own innate personality. The positives are all due to you!:) Found you through SITS, love your blog!

  7. Jill

    This was linked to something written today. It’s fun to read “blast from the past” Susan! And yes….learn to take a compliment. Stop, take a breath, smile and say “thank you.” It doesn’t come natural to me, either…but you’ve got a lotta awesome sauce and hopefully this year you’ve learned to own that a little bit!

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