Disney’s got it right that a fairy godmother would be wonderful but let’s face it, real life isn’t a fairy tale! I don’t need a fancy new dress for the ball and a horse drawn carriage. I would, however, love somebody to do my grocery shopping and clean the cheddar goldfish crumbs out of the backseat of my SUV. I’m not looking for an up-do sprinkled with glitter and shiny glass slippers, but I could always use a cut with highlights and a glass of wine.
In all seriousness, if I had a real-life fairy godmother willing to grant me three wishes, this Runitlikeamom would ask for: extra time, extra patience, and a race award!
Dear Fairy Godmother,
First, as I sit here tired and frazzled after another busy weekend, I wonder if you might be able to help! I don’t know who else to ask. I seem to be running short on time day in and day out. There are not enough hours in the day to get all that I need and want to get done. I either have to stay up late or wake up early to make extra time and then I end up being short on beauty sleep which makes me cranky! So, if you could please use your magic to add another few hours to each day, I would sure appreciate it.
Next, I seem to be running short on patience. Try as I might to keep my cool when my daughters bicker at each other and sass at me, I seem to lose my temper more often than not. I am having trouble refraining from raising my voice and getting angry when my son spills his milk on purpose or continues to do something even though I have asked him at least 15 times to PLEASE NOT DO THAT. So, if you wouldn’t mind passing along some extra patience my way, I would be forever grateful as would my kids (and probably my husband too).
Last, it would be nice if at least once, I not only finish a race and earn a finisher’s medal, but I actually place as one of the top finishers in my age group and win an award. I’m sure your magic powers can send all the speedy runners to another race just one time. I understand that a mile is a mile and what matters is that I am doing my best and I will continue to teach my kids that while winning is fun, it is not what really matters. Still, winning a race award would really make my day magical!
If fairy godmothers were real, what would you wish for?
Any advice for this tired momma running short on patience and looking for an award winning PR?
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