Charging

I’m sitting on the train. It’s early but I’m wide awake. Wide awake because my waking up gave me one of those “oh shit” moments. Thankfully though a “oh shit glad it didn’t happen” moment.

Obviously when I went to bed yesterday I was way too tired to plug my mobile phone in (I know, I know, you should not even have it in your bedroom. And you should not use it as your alarm… but I do). So when the alarm went off this morning I realised that I just had 1% of batterie left on my phone…

It’s not the earliest shift but it’s an early one and by now I have reached the too tired to wake up by myself at 5 or 6am state of tired. Who wakes up by themselves at 5am anyway?

Well, in any case: I was lucky enough to not just sleep without a working phone and then waking up realising that I over slept. This would have been my kind of horror. First of all because I hate being late. Hate it! And then because I’m opening that one outside office today and it will be just me till 9am. And it’s not easy to get a hold of someone who is not supposed to come in that early at that time of the day.

So I’m thankful that my phone had 1% left, that the alarm worked and that I’m now on my way to my shift. After an amazing day off yesterday, also spending it at the tennis but this time actually watching it…

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TellMe Something Good #92

I know I’m late to my Monday party once again but, boy, what a Monday it was!!! A Monday when you just do your best to keep going and do one thing after another for hours and hours. Don’t get me wrong. It was a fantastic day but when you get to the point where you don’t see faces anymore you know you’ve tried to help heaps of people… it’s still time to kick off the week on a positive note. So let’s do it!

It’s easy:

• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments

• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.

• Share this post and invite your followers as well.

Before I share my good thing let’s do another happy dance. As you know I love my happy dances and so I decided to just keep doing it. Hope you’re having heaps of fun!

And when you are ready I’d like to share my positive thought with you.

“Kill ’em with kindness my husband said Sunday evening in preparation for my Monday. He know that the first half of the week would be a crazy busy one for me. I’d actually would love to see some stats about how many people we dealt with on the first Monday and first Tuesday of the Aussie Open. While I was prepared for the odd grumpy one yesterday it didn’t happen. At least not for me. Although people had to wait they were all in a good enough mood to deal with it. This was yesterday and right now I’m on my way to work again. A new day another long shift. But I’m ready. Ready to greet them with a smile and ‘kill ’em with kindness’ all over again…”

Kids And Alcohol

Recently I was part of a little discussion about if alcohol should be offered at a Kids’ Birthday Party. I’d say the reactions were 75% in favour of it while the others absolutely against it.

While most of the ones in David of it didn’t state why they were pro alcohol at a kids’ party, the ones against it described in full their why.

And that made me think about two things. First of all of course about alcohol at a kids’ party but then as well about how and especially why we always feel we have to explain ourselves.

Interesting, don’t you think? You discuss something with mostly strangers and if you’re not part of the majority you feel the urge of explaining why your opinion is different than theirs. Even more interesting: In this case it was not about global politics, environment or anything else that affects everyone involved but simply about something you do in your time and family with your friends. And on top of it something the involved people can choose to do or not.

Why is that? Why do we feel we have to explain ourselves? Why do we not just state the fact that we do it differently? With confidence.

Now, I understand that alcohol and kids don’t mix. I also understand that we have responsibility as role models. And I would never support binge drinking during a kids’ party. But I offer wine and beer too when we have our children’s Birthday Party.

You might wonder why (or not) and I’ll tell you. Years ago, when my son was invited to his first Birthday Party in Australia the host was offering wine. It was something that totally surprised me. She said something that stuck to me: “I feel that when I celebrate my son’s birthday I don’t just celebrate the New Year in his life. I celebrate being a parent as well. And while he has a party with his friends, I celebrate with mine.”

I loved what she was saying. Not because of the alcohol but because of the entire idea. While the child is born and we celebrate the day he or she is born and a new year in their life, we also have something to celebrate. Our life changed when the baby was born. No matter if it was the first one or the fifth. Kids bring change. And why not celebrating this as well?

In my house we do. We celebrate their birthdays but also our parenthood. With all of our friends. With food for everyone and soft drinks, water, cordial, wine and beer. It’s not as if it turns into a wild and out of control party. Well… at least not the adult part of it 😉

Blast From The Past – How You Deal With Situations…

I’m back. Back in my special time of my year. The month in which people are on summer break and enjoy the beach. Or then they, just like me, work on getting everything ready and make it run smoothly for one of the most amazing events in this world. While last year the team consisted of half new and half returning people this year all but 4 are new. And once again it amazes me how amazing all those young people I work with are. They are fun, they are polite, they have an amazing work ethic. All of them have one thing in common: They make you feel good. And I think it’s the vibe people feel when they arrive. It’s why our Slam is called the Happy Slam. I don’t want to repeat myself but rather share a post from last year as a Blast From The Past…

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Easy tips to motivate your kids to help you with housekeeping

A little while back Sophia has contacted me and asked me if she could share a post on my blog. I loved the idea and so I’m very happy to have her guest post on A Momma’s View today. I personally love to get the kids involved in the day to day housekeeping stuff (although it not always seems easy…) and every good idea to make it happen is very welcomed…

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Tell Me Something Good #91

It’s a special Monday once again as it’s most likely no longer Monday anywhere in this world… This time I’ve properly missed the ball. And I do blame it on balls. Yellow ones to be precise and my annual gig for one of the most amazing events on this planet.

Nevertheless: It’s still early enough into the week. So let’s kick off this week on a positive note!

It’s easy:

• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments

• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.

• Share this post and invite your followers as well.

Before I share my good thing let’s do another happy dance. As you know I love my happy dances and so I decided to just keep doing it. Hope you’re having heaps of fun!

And when you are ready I’d like to share my positive thought with you.

“My favourite time of the year is back. I’m back in my little January bubble, working my casual job, interacting with heaps of people, catching the train to work at 4am and although feeling exhausted also being totally energised. This month gives me back a little bit of my past while also gifting me with a little bit of my future…”