Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more.  So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me.



This round:  Sean and Keira

Now I realize that they are young and really don’t care if mom publicly appreciates them but I’m going to anyway.

My schedule is one that I can make and some weeks are rough and some weeks I’m relaxing at home. In many ways, I feel like I’m in the sweet spot where I can be gone for several days (thanks to my husband), you know the time between constant attention and middle/high school constant events.

Now I don’t really have “working” mom guilt but I do sometimes wonder if my schedule bothers the kids. So I’ve continued to ask over the past year and a half. The responses I get remind me just how amazing they are…

What are you talking about mom? You are at my football games! I don’t care if you are at practices – Sean

I don’t mind. On our days off school, you are home and not having to work. – Keira

Mom, my school play is on Dec (date). It’s ok if you can’t make it. Oh you already took it off…awesome – Sean

I get to show my friends the cool stuff from Dublin. – Keira

The recent one that really got me was when I asked them on the way home from school if my traveling bothers them (after a particular couple of weeks):

Do you like your job? Well then, why wouldn’t you do it if it makes you happy. We’re happy that you are happy. – Sean (with Keira agreeing along)

Seriously, what kid says that? When you both are teenagers and hate me, I’m going to show you this!!!!

My picture of Sean & Keira

Tricia Broderick

Tricia Broderick

Tricia Broderick is a leadership and organizational advisor. Her transformational leadership at all levels of an organization, ignites growth of leaders and high performing teams to deliver quality outcomes. Tricia has more than twenty years of experience in the software development industry. She is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator and motivational keynote speaker. Beyond her extensive knowledge and skills, her biggest offering is inspiring people to believe anything is possible.

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