I’m sitting here in Starbucks. A grown woman, looking professional(ish), working away on my laptop…watching a Taylor Swift video.
The baristas are snickering (or maybe that’s my imagination). They’re wondering what’s next on my agenda? Justin Bieber? The Disney Channel?
Sigh. I’ll take the fact that I totally connect with my daughter’s 4th grade classmates because this is truly one of my top 3 favorite songs of all time.
From what I’ve read, because – yes – I’ve even googled and read about this song, Taylor wrote it and secretly recorded it for her mom. Then, one Christmas at a family gathering, she said she was going to share her new music video and played this.
I would be a ridiculous, weeping wreck.
In the evenings, as soon as the kids are in bed, I go out for a run. This is usually the first song I listen to. “Was this their best day?” “How could I have been a better mom?” I run and evaluate.
Some days I smile. Some days I cry. Every day I pray, “God, thank you for today. Help me make tomorrow their best day…”
I’ve been a little awol this summer. It’s been crazy. Lots of travel. Lots of stuff. All good. All over. You’ll see me around here, Twitter and Facebook a lot more now that the routines of the school year have swung into motion. (Also, note that the signups for the Fall Maximize Your Mornings Challenge will start on Monday. Stay tuned.)
Now go make this a “best day” with your kids.Leave a Comment