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Lessons from my Sons

 

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Many elements in my life have likely contributed to my constantly-racing heart and go-go-go mentality – a German-work ethic, a childhood full of yellow legal pad “to do lists” from my father, a Catholic upbringing…the list goes on. In some senses, my intensity has served me well – at work, for example, where clients appreciate my tireless work ethic and constantly spinning mind. In my personal life it has been called into question from time-to-time, such as when my husband is hoping I can just focus on him during a conversation – and not tidy the counter, open the mail or keep my fingers on the keyboard while he talks.

Like anyone, I was nervous to have children. I like everything in its place and I wondered how in the world I would possibly balance my career and motherhood. But I’ve found over the years that not only am I doing an acceptable job at juggling, but my sons (ages 5 and 2) are helping me to relax a bit – ironically, when I’m busier than ever – as they continue to teach me every day some very important lessons:

• Messes can be cleaned

• Relaxing is not a bad thing – especially on the hammock with a sippy cup

• Trains are cool – bugs are too

• Love with all your might

• I should have appreciated my parents more

• Some loud music, crazy dancing and beating a drum set does wonders for stress relief

• I can fish!

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Yeah Sox!

world series  Boston Red Sox just won the World Series in a sweep over the Colorado Rockies. Some day we hope to be able to celebrate in Boston with them.

This team was just so awesome to watch in this Series. From the rookies Pedroia and Ellsbury to MVP (yeah!) “old guy” Lowell to the “Riverdancer” Papelbon – they rocked. Truth be told, I think Boston may be in shock, as we are pretty used to more drama – but we’ll take it!

Yeah Sox! I LOVE THIS TEAM!!!