Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cinderella (TTT164)

Yesterday, my oldest son walked home from school, only to quickly realize that he forgot a notebook. He walked back to school but came home empty handed. On the way to his classroom he passed by the library where all of the teachers were meeting. He remembered that the last time he returned to school to retrieve something, he was told he was not supposed to come into the classroom without an adult. So, bless him, he followed the rules and did not go to his classroom. Being the sweet, kind-hearted mom that I am, I did not grumble out-loud when I loaded up all of the kids to drive over to the school (walking with all four would have quadrupled the time it took).

My son got his homework notebook and we returned home.

The oldest boy sat at a desk upstairs (because the other kids are too loud for him to concentrate).
The middle boy sat at a kid size table.
The youngest boy sat at the kitchen table.

"Momma, I need your help."
"Momma, can you come here?"
"Um, Momma..."
"Momma. Momma. Momma"

I was running back and forth and darting into the kitchen, as well, because we had to eat dinner early. Soccer game at 6 p.m.

Can you picture it?

Don't get me wrong- I like helping my kids.
It can just be tiring sometimes.

I cannot stop thinking about Cinderella.

A few months ago, I found this fairy-tale blog ( with pictures and reviews of luxury dining and vacation spots. I immediately got lost daydreaming.

I found the blog because I stumbled across a link to one of the giveaways. Boy, does Cinderella do giveaways! Unbelievably huge giveaways. I began to enter the giveaways. Giveaway after giveaway.

"Even miracles take a little time." The Fairy Godmother

On Saturday, I won.

I won a $300 giftcard to the spa of my choice.

"Why, it's like a dream. A wonderful dream come true." Cinderella

My husband is going out of town soon. Given the homework 3 ring circus, the soccer practice and games, the meals, the refereeing (at home, not at the games), the housework, the menial stuff that exhausts me, using part of the gift card when he returns sounds heavenly.

I am going to feel like a princess.

Thank you, Cinderella. Your generosity is unbelievable.

Friends, I'm going to go schedule myself an appointment.
Do yourself a favor, follow Cinderella: Cinderella11pm

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Each Thursday I try to make a list of my thankful thoughts. Sometimes I jot it down on paper, sometimes I share that list here, and other times I just highlight one or two things that I am thankful for.
I am still in shock so overwhelmed with gratitude over winning this spa gift card, this is my Thursday Thanks Tank this week.


Jill@Barnes Yard said...

Sounds FANTASTIC!!!! Yay for you!

Foursons said...

Congratulations to you! I have done that drive back to school more times than I care to count this school year, but I will continue to do so if needed.

Pam said...

Congratulations! That is so fabulous, and how cool that you'll get to use it after time being on your own while Seth is out of town.

Plus, you also reminded me I have a gift certificate for a mani/pedi I still haven't used. I may need some pampering soon, too!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Congrats Jane Anne! That's fantastic!What a nice little treat for you! We all know that us Moms are often way down the list when it comes to R & R! Angie xo

Cinderella11pm said...

Good Thursday evening to you Jane Anne.

I can picture it - and it looks like you have the antidote handy:)

You are so sweet.
Congratulations again - I am thrilled that you are so looking forward to your Spa day.

May it be a wonderful one of relaxation and pampering, and much deserved 'me' time.

You are most welcome.

Not being a mom myself, I cannot tell you how much fun it is to have someone have so much fun wining a giveaway, and expressing it.
Maybe it's a little bit like being able to watch one of your kids open their Christmas presents!

From my tiara to yours:)
your cyber-friend,