Next week, the notes return on a weekly basis. My apologies for not posting as many in the last few months. I’ve been busy recording, editing, and writing about the two different podcasts – one about running and fitness and the other about professional wrestling – that I’m currently hosting.
I often think of this LeBron James quote I read a while back when I put something I like doing on the back burner to focus my energy somewhere else.
LeBron’s philosophy in life is “Make the most important thing, the most important thing.”
In his case, basketball is the most important thing, and focusing on being an all-time great in the sport often leads to other opportunities in business and his personal life.
I try to put the “most important thing” front and center but my problem is always finding my most important thing.
I love doing the notes. I love hosting podcasts. I love writing.
Choosing one above the others is like choosing one kid over the other. I love both equally.
Anyway, that’s my long explanation for the notes being few and far between. They’ll be back next week. Hopefully, so will you.
My friend told me her kids don’t get dessert every night which really confused me. Like, what does she use to bribe them to eat their dinner?!
— Rhyming Mama (@sarabellab123) January 14, 2021
My son is on guitar, my daughters are on drums and harmonica, and I'm on my second ibuprofen.
— Laura Marie (@lmegordon) January 14, 2021
Welcome to your 40s; I forgot what I was going to say.
— Not Hot. Not Bothered (@hunbothered) January 14, 2021
I have 5 kids. My heart is full and my wallet is empty.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) January 13, 2021
Marriage is about compromise.
For instance, I want to leave a pair of shoes by each door. While my wife wants to throw all my shoes in the garbage.
— Dad Bits (@DadBits) January 12, 2021
[My 7YO, sitting on her bed with her music box open in her lap]
Me: You have class, what are you doing?
Her: My brother made me furious so I’m listening to soothing music to calm down so I don’t pound him to the ground
Me: Carry on
— Not the Nanny (@not_thenanny) January 15, 2021
son: was I adopted?
me: not yet
— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) January 14, 2021
To avoid injury after age 40 it’s important to avoid strenuous activities like literally anything involving movement
— Richard Dean (@dad_on_my_feet) January 15, 2021
I feel like the hostess at Chili’s has a better plan for the Friday night rush than my state does for administering the vaccine.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) January 15, 2021
Teacher: We're switching genres. We'll be learning about country music today.
Me: It's music appreciation. You don't have to like it but you should appreciate it.
11: Gonna drink MY BEER! And then drive MY TRUCK! And then start a BAR FIGHT!
— Julie Burton (@ksujulie) January 14, 2021
Husband: What’s the password to our Apple acct?
Me: It’s our wedding anniversary.
Husband: Which was?
Me: The happiest day of my life. *walks away*
— Jawbreaker (@sixfootcandy) January 13, 2021
I had some new mattresses delivered and due to Covid rules, the delivery guys weren’t allowed to take my old mattresses away and long story short, my living room is now a trampoline park.
— Gila Pfeffer (@Gilapfeffer) January 14, 2021
So after 2020, we’re never calling stay at home parents “lazy” again, right? Good talk.
— Jacki (@jaxwax04) January 8, 2021
Me: *puts on my coat*
6-year-old: Where are you going?
Me: The drive thru.
6: You do love us!
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) January 14, 2021
I just made my daughter a grilled cheese and her response was “this is perfect, I bet you can’t do it twice” so yes, she knows how to play the game
— Crockett🍀 (@CrockettForReal) January 14, 2021
My 4yo just taught himself to whistle, and how something so damn annoying can make me feel so damn proud I don’t even know.
— WTFDAD (@daddydoubts) January 8, 2021
Parenting is a good way to have your life be over without actually dying.
— Walking Outside in Slippers (@WalkingOutside) January 12, 2021
If my kids could just do what I ask & stop complaining about every single thing, I could be the parent I always wanted to be.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) January 15, 2021
I swear the me that orders groceries & the me that actually has to cook the meals are 2 entirely different people.
— Mommy Needs A Life (@mom_needsalife) January 15, 2021