Friday, January 4, 2008

Starting Over


Starting a new year
And I'm already behind
I must try harder

My patience too thin
My temper fires too quickly
Give the boys a break

Wish I could start the
New Year all over again
Do better than this

Today is new too
And I'll do better this time
It's never too late

28 comments:

suchsimplepleasures said...

it's never too late! i keep telling myself that, too! each day is a new beginning...and i suck!
love the haiku and i can sooooooo relate!

secret agent mama said...

Oh my, did I write this one?

I lost my temper a few minutes ago. Then I snapped myself out of it, apologized, and promised both of us that if he tried, I'd try... lol Vague enough? Ya know, we're human. Human is as human does.

HAPPY HAIKU FRIDAY & Happy New Year, too!

Family Adventure said...

Oh, Kathryn...you're having one of those days. I know them well. Think of today as a fresh beginning! :)

Heidi

Beck said...

Beautiful.
And it really is never too late. I think maternal impatience - so long as it doesn't cross a certain line, of course - serves an important purpose, really. Don't be too hard on yourself.
(and yeah, I'm 35...)

Wright said...

Like you said, every day is a new day. Don't worry too much about being short with the boys; they forgive you. And LOVE you. Remember to breathe!

Dawn said...

Those are great thoughts to remember.

Laura said...

You are so right...it is never too late!

Happy new year!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

That's why I don't do resolutions. Every day is time enough to try to be a better person.

Nap Warden said...

I hear that!

MamaGeek said...

Yep, I could have written this as well. We are always seeking more patience on this end!

jennifer said...

I just look at each day as a new one and forget about being good for a WHOLE YEAR!

Brittany said...

wonderful. It surely is never too late!

Did you use the phrase "what the crack??" That was great... and I'm still laughing. ;) And I SO heart the song you have first. sigh. He's so dreamy. ha ha ha.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Oh, K. You are so good and optimistic!! The trying is the best part.

suchsimplepleasures said...

hey...just to let you know, the blog that you read...it's a novel that i'm writing...that wasn't my bloggy blog...
http://www.suchsimplepleasures.com

Bren said...

I could have written that haiku! Thankfully, it's never too late.

suchsimplepleasures said...

thank you!

OHmommy said...

Brilliant!

Joyce said...

Hi, Kathryn,
Hmm . . . Little boys, active, close together in age . . . That might explain the temptation to be a bit impatient at times. And . . . The boys need to learn that they need to be good to Mommy. It's not supposed to just be YOU always being patient.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm glad I read your Haiku. I agree with the ladies who have said to just start each day anew. :)

melissa said...

My guys are really close together, too. And there are days....oooh boy...

But hang in there!

Thanks for stopping by!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I am a very impatient mama. And did I read correctly that you have three kiddos under age 5? I'd lose my patience, too!

Hang in there! I work on the patience thing daily.

Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

painted maypole said...

never to late.

indeed

good luck on your fresh start.

janet said...

baby steps... always take baby steps!

oh, and wine helps too. ;-)

wheelsonthebus said...

None of us are patient enough with our kids. Join a very big club, my friend.

Emily

Julie Pippert said...

What wonderful, bittersweet, haiku. I can understand, as I imagine, we all can. Don't let your guilt overshadow the good times.

Patriot said...

Just wanted to say hello! I read the post below about all your family has been through and it's so great to see how God has provided for you all.

Jen M. said...

I love this.

Kathryn said...

Thank you, all my fellow bloggers. You certainly do know how to make a gal feel better. It is so nice to know I am not alone.
Thanks!

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Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
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You have done what you could;
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