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Apr 03 2013
5 years ago
4:27 PM MST

The Oh So Important /or/ Sound (+ My Lack Of Sleep… Late to Bed, Early to Rise)

Apr 03, 2013 @ 4:27 PM MST
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One of my most favorite things to do at Family Dinners is to go around the table and share “highs” and “lows” from the day. It is always fun to hear about what my kiddos consider to be highs (getting a lollipop after a doctor’s visit) and lows (being picked last for Kick Ball in PE). It also generates some great discussions and has really made us a much more close-knit family. So… I thought that it might be fun to start sharing my own personal highs and lows with all of you daily (Monday-Friday) on And, I will encourage you to do the same in the comment section. So, here goes…

My 11-year-old son has been in speech therapy for quite a few years now. He had lots of ear infections as a baby and toddler which I think led to his difficulty with speech since he wasn’t hearing things properly. He has come a long way since then and speaks very well now. His one struggle has remained with the /or/ sound (it’s a hard one!)… BUT yesterday, he had a HUGE breakthrough with his Speech Teacher:

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This was definitely my high! And well, to be completely honest, when I read the email from his teacher I got that thingy in my throat… you know, that thingy that happens when those tears wanna start flowing. I am just so incredibly proud of my little boy who really isn’t little anymore.  And the fact that he made someone else’s day, makes my day! 🙂

My low… well, definitely the fact that I have not been disciplined enough to get to bed on the early side. I have been going to bed way too late and still getting up early. I am feeling it today and need to work on being more strict with bedtime just like I am with the kiddos. Any ideas to help me get to bed earlier?!

Every week day, I share my high(s) and low(s) for the day and I encourage you to do the same in the comment section below. My high(s) will simply be the best or most exciting thing that happened to me today and my low(s) will be something not so great that took place.

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