Slow and Steady

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Motivation: Strongest Girl I Know

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
~Hellen Keller
My 14 month old daughter is the strongest girl I know. I was going to post about my fantastic day yesterday. I ran with a couple girl friends in the foothills and the rainy weather held off until the last half mile, it was a fantastic 6.8! Then I got to come home to a visit from my best friend and her daughters. My kids got a much needed play date especially since we were stuck inside due to weather. I got 5 hours of girl talk with the coolest girl I know, thanks D. D left, I did dishes, mopped the kitchen floor and was just about to tidy up the laundry room when the Bug tried to follow me in. There is a cat litter box in our laundry room so we don't allow the Bug in there. I tried to close the door before she could follow me in and I smashed her perfect little finger. In doing so, smashed my heart and confidence as a mother. There was some relief when examined her finger and found that I didn't sever her finger tip, but the nail had all but completely come off. This was at 8:10 PM. My baby's bed time is 8:15-8:30. She is such a trooper. She didn't cry at immediate care when they examined her, but she did tantrum at about 9:30 when we were still at immediate care and she wanted to be asleep.
(Cute yellow bandaid to match the yellow PJs)
This morning with my parental spirits crushed, my baby girl woke up with all smiles. This evening I came home from work and all she wanted to do was play. Even soaking her finger in iodine was made into a fun game. So as the quote above says, " behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." My little Bug is such a strong personality and now I know she is mentally strong in the presence of physical pain to boot. Watch out world, there is nothing this Bug isn't going to be able to handle.

Why I Kick A$$: I needed some redemption in spirit after yesterday. So I was extra prepared with spreadsheets and details about critical workloads at today's management meeting. I love being on my game.

Thankful Three
  1. For my first official night at Krav Maga
  2. For a the spectacular day I had yesterday pre-8:10 PM
  3. For my new runner's world issue that arrived today


P said...

Ugh! There's nothing worse than accidentally hurting your kid! But of course she's a tough cookie, she's yours!

Christi said...

Your daughter is strong like her mom! That is awesome! Congrats on kicking butt at work! Doesn't it feel great to be prepared!