Saturday, December 17, 2011

Faking It Until I Believe It

My last two sort of whiny and complaining posts are proof that I need to do something to turn my frown upside down. I'm half heartedly committing myself to fake it until I believe it. What this means is that I'm going to smile and be as nice as I can to everyone, while moving forward toward Christmas acting like I'm really jolly about it. Pretty soon I will forget I'm acting and truly believe it. 

This morning I started my day off at Bethany's basketball game. It was my turn to work the concession stand, where I had a great view of Bethany scoring for the first time!! Working at the game was actually kind of fun. I like going to Bethany's games, so I'm going to resolve to have a better attitude about squeezing six games in next week amidst our holiday chaos.

After the game the kids went to my in-law's for the afternoon and I went Christmas shopping with my mom. That was fun and we had a very productive afternoon. The crowds of people didn't irritate me too badly and I think I might actually be starting to feel a tiny bit more festive (this is not the faking it part).

The best part of the day is that I don't think I changed one diaper all day long. I'm afraid to say it out loud, but I think my stubborn little potty trainer is finally starting to be seriously interested in using the potty. In fact she is up right now because she said she needed to use the potty - and she did!

Tomorrow the kids and I are going to be Christmas cookie baking fools. I have a killer headache and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done, but I know tomorrow is going to be a great day, because any day full of yummy cookies just has to be fabulous.

1 comment:

Expertmom on Gifts said...

Alysia, the faking it till you believe it is a good strategy. You can also stand in front of the mirror and smile till you feel silly about it :-)