ADVERTISEMENT

So, I've been pretty good with doing my mirror affirmations lately. On Saturday morning, I decided to ask the girls if they wanted to join me. Simple request, right? Great way to bond with my girls, right? Excellent tool to provide them as a mother who cares about raising self-confident, fulfilled little kids, right?

Me: Hey girls. Mommy's going to do some mirror affirmations. Want to do them with me?

Zaffron: What are they?

Me: They are an exercise that you do to fill your heart with love. You look into a mirror for three minutes and tell yourself that you love yourself.

Zaffron looks at me like I've lost my mind. I'm inexplicably compelled to keep talking.

Me: No, it's good stuff. Really! You'll feel great afterwards.

Mgazi looks at her sister and then back at me, a matching expression now on her face.

Mgazi:  I think Zaffron thinks that what you are saying is boring.

Me: It's not boring! (I say this strongly). It's good for you. (I say this kinda weakly, baffled at the unexpected turn the conversation has taken.)

Mgazi: I think Zaffron is right that it sounds boring. But I'll do it with you. If you give me something.

Me: What? Okay, first of all, Zaffy hasn't said ANYTHING is boring. She hasn't said anything at all! Second of all, I am not giving you money to do mirror affirmations, Mgazi.

Mgazi: I don't want money. I want cereal.

Zaffron: I am kinda hungry, Mommy.

Me: I am not going to bribe my children so that they'll love themselves. Forget it.

I leave the room defeated by yet another one of my hair-brained parenting ideas. Mgazi calls out after me.

Mgazi: Are you saying "no" to the cereal?

------------

For more, please visit It's Not Wine, It's Mommy Juice!

Views: 6

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

FOLLOW US

OUR BLOG

Set Up Your New Bathroom Design Online With Our 3d Room Visualiser

We’ve always wanted to change our bathroom’s layout at some point in our lives and if one opts for actually making the change our customers are provided with a simple yet innovative tool which allows users to actually preview how their bathroom will look like at the distance of one simple click.…

OUR DAILY PINS

Latest Activity

Merissa Hatch posted a status
"How To Raise Kids Who Never Get Bored- From my blog. http://merissawrites.weebly.com/blog/how-to-raise-kids-who-never-get-bored"
12 minutes ago
Gabrielle Riggins replied to Fiza Khan's discussion 'Post Your Link Here and Get Followers'
12 minutes ago
Gabrielle Riggins posted a blog post
13 minutes ago
Wanda Jefferson posted a status
""If you are just living life for yourself, then you have missed the whole point of it"-Wanda Jefferson"
32 minutes ago
Wanda Jefferson posted a status
""If you are just living life for yourself, then you have missed the whole point of it"-Wanda Jefferson"
33 minutes ago
Wanda Jefferson liked Rachel barry's blog post Tips from an Avid Cruiser – Cruising While Pregnant
33 minutes ago
Wanda Jefferson liked Shelby Stover's blog post 4 Resistance Band Exercises You Should Be Doing
33 minutes ago
Wanda Jefferson liked Maria E's blog post The song "Quiet" by MILCK
33 minutes ago

Advertisement

© 2017   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service