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My son Grayson was a pretty cute little guy as a toddler and I used to love the way he'd pronounce words. His favorite toys were "bwoks and twucks" (blocks and trucks), and he had some sayings that I never wanted him to grow out of....because I knew eventually he would.
It took years before we told him that "hiccups" were not the "pickups" he called them. Darn it, it was adorable when he used to get those "pickups!" It was hard not to smile when he'd announce that he had them, and we'd pretend not to hear what he said, just so he'd repeat, "I got da pickups!"
What was that??
"I got da pickups!"
Today's Small Thing is all about hiccups and pickups.
If your life is anything like mine, you could say that running a household is all about hiccups and pickups. Not a day goes by without either of them - and usually in abundance. Things always come up at the last minute, someone loses their shoes, forgets a lunch, needs a science project done tonight, or the car has a flat. You name it, hiccups are part of every day.
And who can survive without the constant picking up of life's debris? I sometimes feel like my arms are constantly in motion, picking up and putting away....or uh, stacking things for "later."
Today, instead of groaning over them, let's celebrate the hiccups and pickups - what do you say??
Hiccups: Simply make a list and an easy plan for today's tasks. Planning is the first step to success, and yet I find sometimes when I get busy I start winging it without a written plan....a sure recipe for hiccups! But not today, people.
Pickups: Pick up one room of the house - your choice. Take 5 minutes to scoop up stuff and straighten. EASY!! Done.
Song of the Day: Pickup Man, Joe Diffy