#Reverb10: Core Story

December 31: Core story. What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world? (Bonus: Consider your reflections from this month. Look through them to discover a thread you may not have noticed until today.) (Author: Molly O’Neill)

Below is the story I most frequently relive, each and every time I put my son to bed. Our bedtime routine is teeth brushing, jammies, two books, a spoken story, and one or two songs. If Ross and I did not develop this successful bedtime routine at the start of 2010, I think I would have ripped out all of my hair by now. Kale was not a good sleeper until January of 2010 and I’d say his sleeping habits put a big ugly blanket over our Christmas of 2009 vacation to Alberta because one of us pretty much had to always go to bed with him in a room with no windows at 8PM. Fun times.

Now, Kale is a champion sleeper, so much so in fact that I have finally agreed to let him have a sleepover at his Auntie and Uncle’s house next weekend. It will be his first sleepover without us and I think it’s a big step for all of us.

This year has been about balance for me. Finding it, cultivating it, keeping it. There are no surprise themes in my life and I like it. There was no major drama, just peace and bliss and a few minor hiccups.

Thanks for being a part of #Reverb10 with me – I didn’t always participate but I have quite enjoyed being kickstarted into blogging and many of these prompts has encouraged me to start other posts in my draft folder. I hope to get back into blogging this next year and I’m working on my year in review post and my resolutions post to be posted over this weekend. Anyway, I leave you with the story most core to me in my life right now. I hope it gives you sweet dreams.

Once upon a time there were three little pigs. They were brothers and they decided the build their houses next door to one another. The first little pig built his house out of straw. One day, along came a big bad wolf who banged on the door and said “LITTLE PIG LITTLE PIG LET ME COME IN!” and the pig said “NOT BY THE HAIR OF MY CHINNY CHIN CHIN” and the wolf said “WELL I’LL HUFF AND I’LL PUFF AND I’LL BLOW YOUR HOUSE IN!” And whoosh! Down came the house built of straw. So the little pig ran to his brother’s house, whose house was made out of sticks. One day, along came a big bad wolf who banged on the door and said “LITTLE PIG LITTLE PIG LET ME COME IN!” and the pigs said “NOT BY THE HAIR OF OUR CHINNY CHIN CHINS” and the wolf said “WELL I’LL HUFF AND I’LL PUFF AND I’LL BLOW YOUR HOUSE IN!” And whoosh! Down came the house built of sticks. So the little pigs ran to their brother’s house, whose house was made out of bricks and mortar and had taken a very long time to build. And they were just sitting down to tea and cookies when along came a big bad wolf who banged on the door and said “LITTLE PIG LITTLE PIG LET ME COME IN!” and the pigs said “NOT BY THE HAIR OF OUR CHINNY CHIN CHINS” and the wolf said “WELL I’LL HUFF AND I’LL PUFF AND I’LL BLOW YOUR HOUSE IN!” And he tried to blow it down but couldn’t – it was too strong. So the little pigs had tea and cookies and the big bad wolf had none. The End.

8 years ago

2 Comments

  1. Auntie Andrea, Uncle Erik, and cousin Liam are SO EXCITED about the sleepover!!! We’re going to have so much fun!

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