The Serenity Prayer…Kinda

Posted on Mar 18 2012 - 1:47am by momcafe

Here’s a few updates from my recent posts…

1. I returned my waaaay too tight jeans that I recently bought at Kohls. I say this with a deflated spirit, yet as I release that discouraged sigh…I also breath in some relief. I tried. I always look at cool jeans that are tight and cute and think, “I wanna be the woman that wears those!” Well, I bought them, and wore them for about twenty minutes around the house in hopes they would stretch out to a comfortable enduring size, then proceeded to peel them off in dire pain. I gazed at them with passionate longing and desire, while holding them up I told my hubby, “but they are soooo cool!” Time to let go.

Acceptance is key. As much as I wanted to look like someone I’m not, I realize with both growing conviction and clarity, that my “comfortable quirky state of existence” is who I am. I cannot change.

2. I cleaned out my car! It took over an hour, but I sucked up all the crumbs, mud, leaves, trash, and broken toys using our home vacuum. I then wiped down all the nasty sticky dusty dirty tubs filled with snacks, waters, antibacterial wipes, candy and gum. I proceeded to continue wiping all the grime off the dashboard and front compartments as well. WHALAH!!! I then RE- organized and RE-placed all the back up clothes in the back up baby bag.  I placed new snacks in the tubs, and even got rid of the dilapidated shriveled up pink balloon in the back. It was well worth the sweat and tears for having this ugly chore done!

I feel refreshed, cleansed and rejuvinated, having completed this quite extraordinary task.  I braved what I dreaded…and though it’s anticipation was much worse than the actual endeavor, I am thrilled to say this area of my life is officially transformed. So glad I did it!  GO ME!

3. I did NOT return the maternity shorts; rather they have become my favorite article of clothing this week in the warm weather that abounds! I have worn them almost every day and I am ABSOLUTELY loving their slightly large elastic waste band.
They are comfortable and cute and just perfect for me! With that said…

I am so glad I decided to buy something that really goes against almost every rule in the woman book! I trusted my mighty gut (hey now, no side giggles about the mighty gut!) in the winds of adversity.  I mean, who on earth would buy maternity clothes when they are not pregnant? I say functional and practical are key, and boy am I glad to have them!  YIPPEE! 

Oh, us women and mothers…

Don’t we know our serenity prayer? We can apply it to raising our kids as well as to ourselves. It’s not just for people with an addiction. Oh no, it’s the perfect theme to our everyday lives…and every child that we spend them with.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
The courage to change the things I can…
And the wisdom to know the difference!

Tight jeans.
Clean car.
Maternity shorts.

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10 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Ashley Taylor April 4, 2012 at 12:47 am - Reply

    Love this one! What a great way to relate to motherhood! I think about that prayer all the time, but now I will think about it in a whole new light! :)

    • momcafe April 4, 2012 at 2:08 am - Reply

      Thanks Ashley! Just maybe think about the Serenity Prayer when you buy yourself some seriously tight jeans and maternity shorts!! Oh- and if you clean out your car too! ;)

  2. Candice April 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    You better rock those maternity shorts when you come to visit sister! So funny! Amen to the serenity prayer!!!!! May your car need cleaning often, you will miss the cheetos in the seat cracks days when they are grown up!love you!

    • momcafe April 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      OH you are gonna be SOOOOOO JEALOUS of my cool M shorts! May I say that I even went back to look for more? Of course, you know my OCD – if it works, HOARD as many as you can! Very sad to say, there were none in the entire store….yes I looked EVERYWHERE, seeing as I found them in the misses section. So. Sad. For. Me.

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