|I feel like I could make a book of just photos of this kid on his little potty. I have no idea why, but I love this little series.|
|Starting him early on the idea of reading actual books in the bathroom, and not using technology.|
|We're just soaking up every last second of this beautiful fall weather while it lasts.|
|I'm not sure he'll ever grow out of the digger phase.|
|Really feel lucky that we get to watch Maya's next 4 years of athletic contests on fields like this at Nobles.|
|Unfortunately, I don't know a darn thing about field hockey. Turns out most of us parents don't, but we're really good at faking it.|
Yes, it's something we talk and think about a lot in regards to nutrition: ordering a desert after dinner, getting a sandwich instead of a salad, using sugar and cream in your coffee, cracking open a bag of chips during the Pats game, getting a side of fries with your meal just because it's Friday. Sure, sometimes it is worth it, but most of the time it really just isn't for so many reasons.
But, this is something I call myself out on more often with things that have nothing to do with my diet. Is it worth running through a red light at the Scrub-A-Dub intersection just to save myself two minutes of driving when I could end up getting pulled over or, worse yet, getting into a car accident? Is it worth fighting with Jonah over what song we listen to on the car radio or should I just let him enjoy listening to Bang Bang for the fourth time in a row? Is it worth stopping at Starbuck's on the way home to meet the babysitter even though I know it will make me a few minutes late? Is it worth buying yet another white James Pearse t-shirt just because it's super soft and makes my boobs look big?
Again, sometimes it is worth to do some of those things (especially, the white t-shirt). However, most of the time if I have to ask myself the question in the first place, the answer is usually a firm no.
Those are the small things, which are important for sure, but there are also the "bigger" things we all have trouble trying to figure out. Is it worth fighting with Alex about whether I should give Jonah's nurse permission to administer Ibuprofen to him at school if he feels sick? Is it worth having another kid? Is it worth trying to compete on the CFNE team again this year?
If for nothing else, it's a good place to start organizing your thoughts, figuring out the pro's and con's of a decision, and finding some perspective on questions that you don't want to mess up answering.
Whether it's a big or little thing, being honest with yourself about whether something is "worth it" or not is a good way to make the "right" decision.