Monday Listicles: Ten Things I Learned This Year

This week’s topic, courtesy of Kerstin is the Ten Things Learned in 2012.  Hmmm…

  1. I learned that sometimes it can take you preparing to leave to find out how much your are worth to someone.  And no, I wasn’t leaving my hubs.  LOL.  I had accepted another position in a different business unit.  After I turned in my notice– it became apparent that I was a vital asset to this business unit and several people wanted me to stay.  I don’t recommend that course of action for everyone– but, I am more appreciated now and more appreciative of what my controller deals with on a daily basis.
  2. I learned that making a tent and having a picnic is an amazing adventure… even if it is in the living room.
  3. I learned that blogging is an amazing thing– and I love it.  I love making friends and making a difference.
  4. I learned that snuggling is a very good reason to be late for work.
  5. I learned that perfection is the key to happiness for a child.  I stressed and stressed over the kids’ birthday cake– wanting it to be perfect.  The kids didn’t know or care.  All they knew was that mommy made THEM a cake.  Not that the icing wasn’t the right color or that the cake was a little lopsided.
  6. I learned that I have friends and a support system that reaches far and wide– further than I  ever would have suspected.
  7. I learned that letting a child help is a big thing.  Even if it is as small as pouring in the cheese in the macaroni.
  8. I learned that sometimes you need to stop and see the world through the eyes of a child.
  9. I learned that people come into your life and people leave your life.  The ones who said they would be a friend no matter what, aren’t.  The ones you thought wouldn’t be… are.
  10. I learned– or was reminded repeatedly, since I already knew– that there is nothing like a child’s-(or children’s)- arms around your neck.


Oh…. and before I forget.  My myth that was true… I met David Hasselhoff at the Indy 500 Time Trials.  For the life of me, I couldn’t remember his name and (repeatedly) called him Michael Knight.



  1. This is a nice list. I’m glad things worked out for you at work, and you’re right, those little arms around your neck totally rock your world. 🙂

    Visiting you from Mom’s Monday Mingle.

  2. Great reminder to let the kids help sometimes…I forget that often! And Michael Knight…ha! 🙂

  3. these are great you could just copy this list for your new years resolutions

  4. Great list! I need to do that picnic in the living room thing. I did it a few times when my oldest was young, but stopped since I tagged on two more. I guess a picnic in the kitchen (where there’s no carpet) can even be fun. Btw, I sent you a tweet, so you can get off that wall.

  5. It was a wonderful list. All truisms and the Michael Knight made me smile. Bet it wasn’t the first time that happened to him. (or last.)

  6. pouring the cheese into the pot is the Best Job Ever!!
    If only there were old enough to make the entire lunch, I’d have more free time.

    My kids have no concept of personal space. One of them with their arms around my neck means I will be dead of suffocation in 30 seconds. They are full of love — fiercely! LOL

  7. That is awesome that you’re more appreciated at work now! Wish I could do that, but it would probably go the opposite! lol.

  8. Love the lessons you learned. World is such a beautiful place if you look at it from your kids perspective rut?

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