Thursdays at CatholicMom.com begin with a look at the past week’s Small Successes!
We’re winding up the school year for The Kid, which means that his schedule is crazy and I’ve got 7th-grade boys here at all hours. It’s hot, so they want to swim. Which brings me to my first Small Success.
Today when the boys showed up wearing swimsuits but carrying nothing but their cell phones, I calmly asked them if they’d brought towels. “I’m not in charge of your laundry, guys,” I told them. (There is a bin of long-lost towels that I washed and folded, and it’s on the porch, and they know where it is, but I think they raided that over the weekend and I am NOT spending my summer supervising them AND providing refreshments AND doing their laundry.) I might even need to count it as an extra success since I did not yell.
My second Small Success: I went to the gym this morning. 30 minutes on the treadmill. That’s all I have time for before the whole get-The-Kid-out-the-door-for-school routine unless I want to wake up at a really obscene hour, and I think 5:15 is crazy enough. But 30 minutes is way better than 0 minutes.
I have to admit that much as I resist exercising, I feel way better for the whole rest of the day when I make the effort to get to the gym in the morning.
My third Small Success: I am roasting a chicken right now without heating up my whole house. I have a turkey roaster that I keep on our enclosed back porch all year ’round. And Oven Stuffers were on sale this week.