Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Wanted to update my very sweet and thoughtful readers: Friday, Sunshine brought home two things from school, a card and a flower. She gave me the card and took the flower to her mom. I told her it was very sweet of her to share her gifts between her moms.

Then…Then!!!! She called Sunday morning to tell me “Happy Mother’s Day” and “I love you.” (Also, “Ninja Boy does too.”)

It wasn’t just the card or the phone call that was so sweet, but the fact that at age six she can make two totally different women both feel incredibly special at the same time. That she made sure she was “fair” and “even” with her gifts. (As I told The Man – who was PO’d that she was even giving BM something – she knows what she’s doing. I have flowers in my garden and her mom doesn’t – she just wants to make everyone happy and with me she succeeds at that EVERY DAY.)

On a different note, I have a new *feature* for The Garden!

I call it The Complaint Room.

I can’t even count how many times I’ve written a post just to re-read it and think, “Hmmm…people probably don’t care all that much about that.” But writing is truly the cure for what ails ya, right? Sometimes we don’t need a whole blog post to devote to our frustrations, but just to vent and get it out. Sometimes we just want to complain.

That’s what the complaint room is for. It’s not a support group where your e-friends will jump in with condolences and sympathy. It’s just a place to “get it out.”

So…the next time you are just P.I.S.S.E.D. and want to blow off some steam, pick the appropriate topic and complain away. Sign in with your Blogger name or do it anonymously. I won’t even put a hit counter on it, I swear. Your complaints will be totally anonymous should you choose.

I also created a little button link for it, which will be moving on down the sidebar soon to a more permanent home.


Brillig said...

Brilliant! I love the complaint room. I confess that I fully intend to read the complaints. But I won't comment on them or try to make anyone feel better or give anyone advice. But I will read them... How's a curious girl supposed to keep herself from reading the complaints!

As for mother's day, I'm glad you had a good one. Sunshine is such a sweety! I'm astonished with her insightfulness!

Goldy said...

That's a great idea. We all need to vent!

Worker Mommy said...

Love it, love it, love it. I'm sure I'll be in the complaint room frequently.

Yay for Sunshine for making your day!

Kelly said...

Love the complaint room! Will probably visit soon...

Shauna said...

I put a moratorium on making comments (because I've been in such a crappy mood lately), but having a complaint room? Well, I'm feeling better already!

Cherann said...

Complaint room...Great Idea!

The fact that Sunshine can make two moms feel special means you're doing a great job! Caring about others is something that is fostered by the people around her (like you!)

Jodi said...

I just read your comment at Suburban Turmoil's site regarding the Mom who hurt her baby. Your comment made my heart hurt for you. And want to give you a hug. what a brave woman you are!! And I am sorry that anyone has to go through the heartbreak of losing a child. I cannot imagine. I just can't. You are soooo strong. I salute you! For someone so young you are very wise. And how awesome you are to be such a good Mommy to your (step?) children. You are amazing. Really.

And I want to check out your complaint room!