I had another post to put up this morning… but then something changed and I decided to hold off on the post until tomorrow.
I was driving the boys home from preschool today. Every Friday is swim day. For some reason Alexander is terrified of the water. He was a little fish this past summer at our pool club – even jumping off the “scary” diving board into the deep end to the arms of a (beautiful, 18 year old) lifeguard (I guess, most men would just call him – “smart!). But in all seriousness, this fear came out of nowhere. And it is paralyzing for him. I have been showing up every Friday to swim with him because it’s the only way he will even go on the pool deck.
Today was a good swimming day for Alexander because he got in the water and swam with his swim instructor… she is a master with him, she got him into the water and even had him laughing a bit and giving high fives. (Thank you, Hillary!).
Well, as we were driving home… I heard William say to Alex, “I’m proud of you, Alex. You did a good job today.”
And my heart melted. Maybe it’s from reading about the Travolta Famiy this morning and just really feeling so sad for them… and so raw. It’s times like that in life where you do look at your life and count your blessings.
And that “I’m proud of you” moment was a moment in time where I looked at my 2 boys in my rear view mirror and counted my blessings.
I just wanted to share that today…
Day #8 – Fashion Advice for Moms – let me leave you with this little fashion tip on your Friday afternoon…
This comes through my friend Jill. After posting on Monday about the quick and easy way to see if a pair of pants will fit you without even trying them on with the neck-to-waist ratio “trick” – Jill reminded me of the non-trying on shoes measurement “trick” for length.
And since we’re all looking for some quick and easy tips – I wanted to share this one with you.
Measure from the inside of your wrist to the inside of your elbow. Viola! That’s the exact length of your foot.
I love what Jill said after she emailed this to me — “This is great for when you are wearing Hello Kitty socks with a business suit – in desperate need of a pedi!”