During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Random Thoughts and Tender Mercies http://marcysrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 30, 2018

Zippers Buttons and Bows



Learning to zip zippers, button buttons, and tie bows are three fairly major challenges for young children.  When a mother has several young children, one of the first things she looks forward to is the day when the babies are potty trained and she doesn't need to deal with diapers any longer.   Some of the next milestones that she looks forward to is when a child learns to dress themselves, and a big part of that is learning to zip up zippers, button buttons, and tie their own shoes. 

The Joy School preschool curriculum that we used in our home with all of our children devoted an entire section to the Joy of Goal Striving:  setting and reaching goals.  During that month each mother and each pre-schooler is encouraged to set a goal for the month, take the time to work towards that goal every day, and to make a chart to mark their progress in reaching that goal.  Some of the suggested goals for the children are learning to zip their own coat or tie their own shoes.  There are songs and stories in the curriculum that teach and remind both children and adults that we can set goals, we can do hard things, it is good for us to keep trying and practicing and to not give up on our worthwhile goals, and that achieving goals brings Joy!

This month one of my goals has been to participate in the A to Z challenge and record some of my favorite memories of being a mother.  And now, I am happy to say, I think I have met my goal!

What is a goal that you are working on right now?

What is a goal that has brought you Joy?

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on finishing the A-Z challenge. Well done...

    Donna B. McNicol|Author and Traveler
    A to Z Flash Fiction Stories | A to Z of Goldendoodles

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    1. Thank you Donna! It was fun to meet you and your Goldendoodles this year!

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  2. Congratulations, Marcy darlin'! You have finished ON TIME! I'm way behind because of being in my Glorious Southland for a week and a half. I posted N is for Names yesterday and will do my best to finish the challenge. I have absolutely loved reading your alphabet journal and am so appreciative of your reading mine. You've read my posts every year! This may be my last time to participate, but I know how to find you on your blogs! Thanks so much for being my A-Z Blog friend. Surely would love to meet you in person someday!

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    1. Thank you, Sandy! This year has been a pleasant challenge as I have had time to write most evenings. I did post one post a bit late, but was able to write more than one post several different days. I have loved following your posts too, and hope you do finish the challenge. I also hope you enjoyed your week and a half visit in the Southland! Let's stay in touch for sure!

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  3. Hi Marcy - well done on your A-Z ... your posts made interesting reads ... especially to this childless blogger ... but can quite imagine some of your experiences - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary! I'm happy that you found these posts interesting reads. I've enjoyed putting down a bit of my memories and history, maybe for posterity, but if nothing else, for my own satisfaction. Cheers to you! Marcy

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