Monthly reviews are one of my favourite traditions. Here’s how it works – every month I come up with some things I learned, and not always the easy way. Then, I ask you all to join in with some recent revelations of your own. And we all learn and grow and what-not. Or at least share a laugh at our own expense, because some of these lessons are both hard-fought and funny. Sound good?
So, without further ado, here is what I learned in June – or some of it, anyway.
What I Learned Last Month
1. I made my own cleaning products from a recipe for the first time. I’ll be writing a blog post to share how that went.
2. I tasted the first raspberries and broccoli of the season from my garden, and they were sweet, indeed.
3. I learned that having your eyebrows threaded stings like nobody’s business, but it looks good in the end. Here, the fabulous Bianca gets hers done at Bombay Brow Bar in Vancouver.
4. I watched my daughter perform at her school’s annual talent show, singing in front of 500 people while staying cool as a cucumber, and I learned a lesson in bravery.
5. I made my annual strawberry rhubarb crisp using local strawberries and rhubarb, topped it off with fresh homemade vanilla ice cream, and discovered once again that in the face of such deliciousness I just can’t stop eating.
6. On our home renovation, I moved from excited anticipation to nervously waiting for this thing to get started, already. I’m hoping that I’ll advance to being supremely inconvenienced as my house is overtaken by workers in July.
7. I had a front row seat when the website I work for held their annual Top 30 Vancouver Mom Blogger celebration, and I was so excited for the fabulous ladies that we honoured.
8. I felt very proud of my husband, who started a new job (at the same company) in June. It’s delightful when you can celebrate the achievements of someone you love. Plus, it’s easier than having to actually achieve something yourself.
9. Jacob and I learned that when a four-year-old shows up at the farmers’ market dressed as Woody the cowboy pretty much everyone finds it charming, but the rancher who sells his beef at the market finds it really charming.
10. Every year on the last day of school the kids and I go for Slurpees. It’s the only time we have them all year. This year, when Hannah and I were debating at what point she transformed from a second grader to a third grader, we came to the agreement that it happened after her Slurpee was done. Hannah now refers to this as the Slurpee test, and she made a very solemn proclamation when her Slurpee was finished. In the process I found out that sometimes little inside jokes you share with your kids are the very best kind.
I’ve shared what I learned – what did you learn in June? Leave a comment and tell me! Or, if you’d like to play along by writing a review post of your own, link to it in the comments. And please feel free to grab the button from the top of this post.