Be Kind To A Mom
Day 7, 8, and 9 of PopSugar’s 30 Day Kindness Challenge were difficult. I didn’t know how to make it more challenging than it needs to be. Being a part-time stay-at-home-mom, these are things that I do normally. I had to remind myself that for these 30Days it’s about keeping the kindness going, even if its not novel, because the effort is not wasted.
“Go out of your way to make a new friend.”
Huh??? How am I supposed to do this? I’m with my husband and kids most of today, then going to a birthday dinner with people I already know. And how do you make a new friend anyways?
Funny – a few days ago I Facebook-friend’ed a person I never thought I would (a friend of a friend who was chatting with me via facebook messenger). Does that count?
Things got both harder and easier when I became a mom. Through mommy-and-me classes and playdates I inevitably made new mommy friends (Read my Random Ramble: Five Types of Mommy Friends).
So I adjusted today’s task a bit different. At dinner, I decided to be “more friendly”. I’m definitely one of those people you say “I totally thought you were an absolute bitch before I met you”. My resting-bitch-face never fails me. But once you get to know me, I’ll be your most favorite bitch to bitch with.
“Run an errand for someone.”
I’m a housewife. My job is to run errands for other people. Errands they don’t even realize they needed.
As a mommy-friend, helping out other moms with random errands just happens all the time. Whether is helping pick up their kid or returning a library book before it’s overdue. Both of which I’ve already done this week.
Today I noticed a haphazardly thrown shopping bag on the floor with a resealed box inside – which I can only assume to be a store return. Instead of waiting for my husband to ask me, I kindly volunteered myself. So while on an errand to find in-season boots for my daughter, I went into a techy store to make a return for my husband.
“Pick up any trash that you see.”
Again, I’m a housewife of a man-child and two kids. I’m always picking up trash!
But today I did one better. I took the trash bin out to the curb.
None of these were out-of-the-box tasks. Is it because I’m a mom? So here’s a challenge for you if you’re following along – today, be kind to a mom. They do so many things all the time that go unnoticed and unappreciated.
Want to read all 30 Days of the Kindness Challenge? View the Overview page HERE.