Small Success Thursday: Yeah, So It’s Friday….

Perhaps the biggest success of my week was not starting World War III with one of my kids last night. It’s a long story, nothing worth sharing.

Just pretend you are reading this yesterday when it was actually Thursday!


Linking up this evening with for Small Success Thursday. Sherry, who writes this linkup, is a mom of 10. I admire her faith and truly enjoy hearing the antics that take place in her large family. She is an inspiration to my amazing yet slightly dysfunctional clan of craziness.

Today, Sherry wrote that she complains to Mother Mary in the daily rosary to avoid complaining to others. That’s honestly something I’ve never thought of. I don’t like to complain, not because I want others to think I’m perfect (I rarely have it all together) but because I’m afraid they will respond, “Well, that’s whatcha get for having so many kids!”

What a concept, turning complaints into prayers! No doubt Mother Mary will soothe my frustrations and nudge me right to Jesus.

Here are my small successes for the week:

1. Joel made it to school with his completed 100th Day of School shirt. We hot glued 100 pieces of popcorn to a shirt last night, finishing just in the nick of time. Side note: Next time, I will wait till the littles are asleep before trying this—they kept eating the counted popcorn! Only one piece fell off during the day. I’d consider that a HUGE success!


2. My husband and I (and the three littles) all made Parent Appreciation Day at my younger kids’ school. I was grateful to have Mike’s help, and we got to see all the kids get blue ribbons for making A honor roll. Super proud of their hard work!

3. My oldest is smack dab in the middle of The Little Mermaid rehearsals for her school musical. I have managed to coordinate picking her up along with taxi driving everyone else around. Big success.

4. My second oldest returned from the Prolife March in D.C. She ended up with a nasty cold/virus but is feeling much better. I am so thankful she got to go to this life-changing protest against abortion. Many in her generation truly understand the gift of life.

Β “How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.”Β  Mother Teresa

I agree with Mother Teresa about the children, but many days I believe there CAN be too much laundry. Oops, better complain to Mary, not to you! Hail Mary, full of grace….


Have a blessed weekend. Have any successes to share? Post them in the comments or go to and share them there! Believe me, I need the inspiration.

19 thoughts on “Small Success Thursday: Yeah, So It’s Friday….

  1. Great T-shirt! What a clever 100th day idea. And I hope your thespian enjoys the show. My thespian was the butler in Little Mermaid last year.


  2. Whew yup sounds similar to our week. I”m not Catholic but I love the idea of “complaining” to Mother Mary….because who would know better our struggle as a mother right?


  3. I do not have it all together and I have one child. I would NEVER say that. FOR REAL!
    I am not sure how I feel about the thought of “complaining” to Mary. If prayer is complaining, then are we a complaining people? Hmmm…
    I am likely over thinking that.
    I have not done my Small Success post.
    Sigh. Great job!
    xx oo Em


    • I am so glad I am not the only one struggling just to get places and people fed, let alone have it all together!!!

      Well, I understand what you are saying about the complaining. But isn’t that what prayer is sometimes? God, this is too hard, please help me through it. God, I have no idea how I am supposed to do what you are asking me, but please just show me. Make it obvious. LOL

      I heard a really good talk at a retreat I went to. The priest said not to be afraid to talk to God like you would your best friend. If you are angry at him or exhausted or just whatever. God already knows anyway, so getting it out always feels better and lets God show you what to do next. I figure the Hail, Holy Queen talks about us “mourning and weeping in this valle of tears” so I think Mary would understand our worries and sufferings. That’s just my jumbled thoughts….

      I like the Small Success posts. If I skip them, which I do a lot, I don’t take time to count the little things that were amazing in my week! See ya ’round! πŸ˜‰


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