mom and daughter in pile of leaves

Is “Throw Back Thursday” – TBT – still a thing? I’m not enough of a social media person to know, so forgiveness if this is irksome and outdated…but I couldn’t resist.

The pic is the “DD” dear daughter and myself…taken on this date…gulp…24 years ago.  Sometimes I’m annoyed by the photo reminders that pop up on my phone, but this morning?  Seeing this blast from the past was all treat, no trick.

Our dear daughter needed to wear a hat on this and any other sunny day because she was such a baldy – until her third birthday when tufts of curls arrived. 

On this particular day, I remember my patience was tested – because of the damn hat. We were attempting a last-ditch effort to scoop up the remaining front yard leaves before a big frost and while DD was on board, tiny rake and all, we were delayed by about an hour as we hunted for the particular denim hat you see on her head. 

For reasons that made no sense to anyone but her, it was the ‘leaf hat’ and she needed to wear it for the sum total of ten minutes of yard work.  Less raking, more goofing – but that’s the point, right? A parenting reminder I needed often. Goofing is good. Hmmm…I’m thinking it still applies…advice that goes beyond parenting.

Happy Thursday to you – throw back or otherwise – and join me in finding the lighter side of yourself today, however you can.

-Vicki 😊

16 thoughts on “Goofy is Good

  1. Clearly goofing is good. Have you ever seen two happier people? I can’t imagine anybody actually wanting to be serious 24 hours a day. They may be out there but they aren’t in my world. Happy goofing!

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  2. Yes, it is so relatable!! The looking for things – and the need for specific things – and the moods we have when we can’t find the things. Oh, it’s what I find myself in the middle of and I appreciate your gentle reminder to just go with the flow and goofiness works best.

    Love the darling picture of you two and this post!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. xo, Wynne! And yes…I feel like we could do a whole LONG series ‘In Search of…THINGS’…the no-substitutions-allowed THINGS. Glad it gave you a chuckle. Recognition does that, right?! 😉

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  3. Loved the post, and as has been said, it was entirely relatable. As to the message behind it: more goofing..? That’s something I’m still working on! Thanks for the reminder, and sharing the fun picture! 🤍

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    1. Goodness, friend! Thank YOU for reading and commenting while you’re in the midst of your magnificent birthday trip. Enjoy every minute. Sending love across the many miles! 😉❤️😉

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      1. Well… jet lag has it’s downside, but… the upside is being wide awake at odd hours and having great reading material. 😃 I’m presently hoping the Melatonin kicks in soon. 😜 Thank you and sending love back! 🤍

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  4. Some battles aren’t worth the fight! My son will occasionally dress himself in two clashing prints, with his shoes on the wrong feet and prepared for a season long past. I have to decide if it’s worth correcting. Usually it depends on where we’re going 🤪

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    1. Wisdom right there, LaShelle! Pick and choose the battles— you’re right. Mismatched shoes? Geez, I’ve done that as a mistake…LOL! 😀I bet your sweet son still looked adorable. ❤️


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