Thursday, January 13, 2011


I am failing at so many things right now -

- I am not exercising.
- The chore calendar may as well not exist.
- Complaining happens frequently.
- I'm not posting everyday.
- I lose patience with my child, my dog, my spouse.
- I'm eating sugar and gluten.
- Thank you notes are still not written.
- A project I promised would already be done is no where near being done.
- I didn't leave the house today, even to go to the mailbox.

It dawned on me that I did not have to beat myself up over these things.  That I could actually celebrate and embrace the failure.  And by doing so, maybe learn something.  So, here it goes.

Yay failure!


Anonymous said...

Oh Cora-- I wish I had found your blog before tonight and wish we lived in the same town/state/time zone.... there's so much you've written that resonates with me and it means so much to hear how you're buoying through everything.

My husband's out of town too, and I took the kids to eat bad faux Chinese food in a strip mall of Northern Lights and C street... a new low in parenting, but I had to get them out of the house somehow, and the bean soup I was supposed to make from scratch just didn't happen. And it was my 10-month old's first taste of MSG. He loved it. And then got hives. Ack.

Anyhow, I am totally inspired by you and again, so so glad to finally read your posts. All xoxo from Alaska, Joan

Nanimal said...

yay failure!
Girl... embrace it and go forward.
I love it. There is so much guilt in parenthood - anytime you can let go of some is a celebration!
(and my word verification is: wines.

sunnywave said...


hear, hear from a fellow rider on the parental guilt and failure train. !!! *aargh* :-)

xoxo love and hugs!