I checked off something on my list

No matter how many lists you have, no matter how long they are, even if you have to add something mundane and especially if you add something just so that you can cross it off – forward motion matters.

Lists help us remember and organize and prioritize. Lists can help us face what seems like too much.

You accomplishing something that needed doing is critical to your parenting. It models grit, service, organization, even bravery. It shows your children how to get started and how to finish well.

You get a sticker today for moving forward on your list (no matter how many things were added.)

I checked something off the list.

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