Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Awards & Theta Tag!

Holly at 504main gave us this super chic award. We think your blog is super fabulous too Holly! Love the name by the way:) We would love to pass this on to the following fabulishous blogs...

As have official permission from us not to follow any rules unless you secretly long too. That said...
-Share 5 things that you are obsessed with
-Pass the award along to 5 of the most fabulous blogs you read.

Rook No. 17 gave us

The rule to this award is simple: (Only if you rules!) "Pass on the award to 10 other people while notifying and prompting them to do the same."

What Makes Me a Theta Mom --- I've been tagged!

Three friends...Erin at The Mother Load & Tattoos And Teething Rings & 38 And Growing
tagged us this week in the Theta Mom challenge (Theta = The True, Authentic Mom). If you are tagged you must list five things that make you a true, authentic mom, and then pass along the tag to five other deserving moms.

*Saying Sorry - With my kids I have to step back a lot...look at how I handle any given situation...and access if it's my turn to say sorry. Many times it is.

*I Don't Want To Play - Every time my kids ask me if I want to play something with them...on my face I'm smiling but on the inside my answer is always NO! When I do play...I never regret it.

*Allowing Them To Fail - I tend to rescue...but as my kids get older I'm working hard at letting them face the music at school, at home with chores/behavior, with their peers. I have to let go of wondering how their failures might make me look...and let them learn their lessons.

*Say Yes More Than No - It is a rule I try to live by...unless of course their well-being is at stake.

*Worrying About What Could Be...Someday! - A wise mom told me..."Don't look today for the adult your child will grow up to be." I guess what that meant to me was that I could let go of the worries of today trusting that there will be enough time to work on the character that would most matter in the future. Lord knows...I am not the perfect example they need to follow. So, I cling to that...and PRAY A LOT!

If you choose to obey the rules...Kudos! If are absolved of any guilt. The five blogs I would like to tag are...
*stilettos and ink
*warm chocolate milk
*cross country love
y's thoughts (yup...authentic daddy parenting is super important too!)

Holly and Charisse say...if you leave a Comment...good Karma is coming your way!


Patrice S. said...

Congrats - u r really racking these awards up.

Keep up the great work!!

Erin said...

I am totally guilty of not wanting to play. I dread Candy Land, for example. I think mostly because it usually results in fighting and throwing things (them, not me!). Argh!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your awards!

Traci said...

Great THETA post. Glad I was amongst such good company -- there are a lot of us that find you authentic!

MJ said...

congrats on the awards - you girls rock!

It is humbling for an adult to say I'm sorry, but I agree, it is a very important thing for them to hear and see. We all make mistakes.
Me saying Yes has lead to painted tables, faces, hands and a whole slew of other things, but I would not take it back for a minute!
Have a great day girls!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My goodness, you are going to need a blog just for awards. They are well deserved...I'm glad you 2 are getting the attention you deserve.


our b life said...

You deserve all these awards. Keep them coming, I say.

Raoulysgirl said...

Congratulations on some very deserved awards!!!

Frau said...

Congrats on well deserved awards! You guys ROCK!

ScoMan said...

I think those are all important qualities for a mother to have. And I would know, I have lots of experience being a mother. Did I say being? I meant having.

I think of the whole list playing even when you don't want to and saying yes more than no are the important ones. Although saying no is sometimes good as well.

Especially if the question is "Can I set fire to the house to see how long it takes the fire department to respond?"

There's only one way to answer that.

"Ask your father, I'm busy"

My name is PJ. said...

Congratulations to you two and all the new award winners! Keep up the good work!

BTW, ScoMan should get an award for that comment! Hysterical!

Seriously Why Can't I? said...

Awards are great...but your true authentic mom traits are spot on. I fall victim to each and every one of these. But you know even if we had a book of answers, I am not sure I would want to read it, because winging it is just too much fun.

As always thanks for coming by.

Allyson said...

congrats on your awards!! yay!

i heart karma :)

Theta Mom said...

Congrats on those awards ladies and that Theta Mom post was spot on!!! Motherhood doesn't get more authentic than that! I moved my blog to WP and feel somewhat out of the loop...trying to play catch up with my faves. So glad to be back! ;)

Tater Tot Mom said...

These are so totally great and that last one is so right on...I try not to worry to much about who he'll grow up to be and concentrate on who he is now.

prashant said...

It is humbling for an adult to say I'm sorry, but I agree, it is a very important thing for them to hear and see.

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I Wonder Wye said...

Ah - thanks girls! Really appreciate it - and congrats on these awards......enjoy the week with the kiddies...