Nothing Like a One Year Old …

… to keep you up all night and still cause you to wake with a smile
… to throw multiple curve balls at your plans for the day
… to remind you of the simple joys in life, such as throwing Cheerios
… to help you find the fun in doing laundry and sorting old clothes
… to force you to get outside and realize it’s not so cold after all

… to keep your pride in check
… to break your selfish spirit and get you to be more selfless
… to get you to “dance dance dance” to no music at all, just because
… to make sure the neighbors know you are not a perfect, have-it-all-together mommy
… to abolish all ideals of a well rounded diet
… to cherish your alone time

… to break your heart (in a good way) with the new found skill of unsolicited hugs and kisses
… to challenge the heck out of you with violent, unashamed tantrums over …. everything
… to make the Christmas tree look funny, since all the ornaments have to be high out of reach
… to improve your marriage (by necessity … do, or die. Literally.)
… to bring the perfect amount of wonder and awe to normal every day experiences
… to provide a wonderful purpose for getting up in the morning … with a huge mug of coffee

Nothing like a Joshua Nelson Lindeen to make me sigh, yawn, shake my head, and smile hugely, all at the same time.

About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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2 Responses to Nothing Like a One Year Old …

  1. Karen says:

    Oh how I love the way you capture life. Love, Mom

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