“Where is my Olaf Snow Cone Maker?”
Reasons #161, why this mom gets nothing done around here!
And yet an innocent question like the above is one of the biggest reasons, why I seriously don’t seem to get much accomplished as of lately around here.
Granted, on the day and moment in question, I was sadly lacking motivation to be honest, but still.
My own deficit of internal drive set aside, nothing is worse than being impeded from my goals at any given time.
Still, my children, like most, very innocently have their own unique tendency to disturb my train of thought for any and all of their needs.
The above is only one instance, but still I hadn’t thought of said snow cone maker since my younger daughter’s birthday last November, when she was gifted this Frozen themed toy.
But in that very moment, it was the only thing on both my girls’ minds as they were watching YouTube on their iPad, which were to keep them happily distracted
addicted from indeed preventing me from working, where they were somehow reintroduced to the snow cone maker in question.
I tried, but ultimately failed to keep them from wanting to find this machine that deep down I knew would probably produce some sort of mess or at the very least make my day that much more chaotic.
Yet, fail I did and so I walked calmly away from my mostly blank Word document on computer screen, searching until I found the icy making capable device in my hall closet and snow cones were indeed now on the agenda to be made that afternoon.
The lesson, I re-learned that fateful summer afternoon, was as Olaf would say, In Summer, and Elsa would chime in, “Let It Go” moms.
And still when all else fails, when life throws you snow cone distractions, make snow cones out of it or at the very least some more simple, but effective summer vacation memories.
However, if you are a parent, who is still looking for how on how to keep from getting distracted take a look at these suggestions as I am truly the last person to give advice though on this myself from the evidenced snowiness above!
This post was written for the One Word Blog Linkup that is hosted by Lisa of The Golden Spoons and yours truly, too.
The words for this week are: Innocent or Dance; Please feel free to linkup and join us this week.
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**On a side note, I am just fresh back from Disney World with my family and am slowly getting back into the swing of things this week. Also, my husband and I are attending two concerts this week with Jimmy Buffet at the beach here and Zach Brown at Citi Field, as well. So, please understand as I am re-entering reality here and trying my best to adjust being home, as well as still enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation, too still. I promise to share more of our Disney adventures soon, but for now I will share that Disney was absolutely amazing and honestly hope we can go back soon.