Glad you found your way here! Take One, Leave One is my new weekly share of the good, the bad, the reality of life. It’s actually easy for me to share the positives but out of my comfort zone to share the negatives. Here’s my thinking, have you ever been around a person whose life is perfectly rosy posy all the time!? It’s not realistic and I’m not a believer that a perfect life is always a happy life.
Take One, Leave One is inspired by my classroom experience, a lesson should have closure and reflection. I think life needs closure and reflection. My intent is to take time to appreciate the significance of those insignificant moments. Life moves fast. I learned with my first baby and I’m already noticing with my second, just how fast it seems to go.
Take One is the good. Sure, I’ll take more of that!
Leave One is the blah moments. The moments that I want to leave behind. Moments I will share because I’m a realist and blah happens. But, this is closure. Write it, leave it, and move forward.
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My take one moment was taking Toddler E and his cousin to an amusement park. The boys were able to ride together and talk together in their toddler language (which I adore) and then we had a picnic lunch. Their silliness and laughter, an insignificant moment maybe, but significant because it’s memories made and treasured. Their innocence and joy is unforgettable. We all had a blast!
My leave one moment is when I took Toddler E and Baby E to the grocery store. It was a quick trip but not quick enough. In the self-checkout Toddler E started touching his brother which aggravated Baby E (a behavior we are working on). I removed Baby E from the cart and continued to check out one-handed while the monitoring cashier glared. Parenting can be tough and I’m getting my share of parenting in public lately. I was frustrated with my son who proceeded to cry all the way to the car and I was frustrated by the cashier’s scrutiny.
What’s your Take One, Leave One? Come on, give it a try.