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Day 27: Don’t Let Niceness Bite You In The Butt

This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes. The prompt word for today is CONFRONT. Go!

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//  So… I’m a really nice person. I mean, I’m a reeeeeeally nice person. So much so that, over the years, my niceness has bitten me in the butt regularly.

Excuse me?

You see, I hate confrontation. I am the kind of person who would be nice to difficult people over and over and avoid confrontation AT ALL COSTS. Kinda like Switzerland. I were a Miss America contestant, I would have to say that my life mission was “World peace.”

I would avoid issues, I would avoid stressful situations, and I would avoid getting angry… that is until the situation got so bad that I would simply POP.

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Day 20: This Is Who We Are

This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes. The prompt word for today is WEEKEND. Go!

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//  “Thank God, It’s Friday!”

We’ve all heard it. We’ve all said it. We’ve even had lunch at the restaurant on occasion… but why do I struggle to believe it?

It’s simple. Because being a Mom is difficult, and sometimes I’d rather be alone on the weekend instead of surrounded by little people who have been entertained all week by their teachers and classmates. (gasp, did she just say that out loud?)

Yes, I did! Let’s be honest here. When you are a Mom, weekends aren’t relaxing… they are busier and noisier than ever.

Friday’s around here are the days when kids want to have extra friends over for play dates. It’s when supper needs to be a flexible affair because everyone is coming and going, and there’s youth group in the evening.

But it’s also when our friends will pop over for a movie night with popcorn and coffee. It’s when homework and chores are forgotten, and people connections are remembered.  FRIDAYS ARE AWESOME!

Then comes Saturday. . .

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Day 8: With an Air of Improv

This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the annual Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes. The prompt word for today is MUDDLE. Go!

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// So, this word gave me a bit of a giggle this morning. I mean, who REALLY uses the word “muddle” in everyday conversation? I don’t.

But then I looked it up in the dictionary and discovered that it’s actually a great word, especially concerning the wild and wacky world of Mothering.

Here’s how dictionary.com defines “muddle”:

  • A confused, disordered, or embarrassing condition; a mess.

 Ouch…

  • To achieve a certain degree of success but without much skill, polish, experience, or direction.

Hel-lo. Maybe I should use this word more often.

  • To behave, proceed, or think in a confused or aimless fashion or with an air of improvisation.

Oh my goodness! That’s EXACTLY what mothering is like.

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