Saturday, June 4, 2011

Karma Bites You Back, But Only If You Bite First

I've promised a story of our media free day, and you will get that. Just not today.  Today I must speak out about something much more serious.

Today, I made a formal apology to the rulers of wi-fi.  And I got my service back.  Go Figure.

It is the way of the world. 

A few examples? 

  1. Media free day, I pushed to be unplugged and we got completely disconnected. Talk about 'call waiting!"
  2. If you complain about the person in front of you in line at the store, at least one cashier will go on break and you WILL end up waiting longer.
  3. Compliment your kids responsible behavior behind their backs and they are sure to do something wrong. I praised their ability to get to school on bikes okay, only to catch them crossing the street half way down the block, without even looking!
  4. If you demand all markers be put away indefinitely, the toddler will find a different way to draw (like your makeup). Might as well cover the walls with paper!
  5. When you intentionally decide to ignore the socks with holes when you put away your hubby's clothes, you will end up getting holes in your own for the next few days.
  6. Pay attention, never agree to something because you are embarrassed to admit that you didn't listen to the question. I've gone to some really bad movies because of that mistake.
  7. Keep one huge stuffed animal in your home, even if you hate it.  As soon as you get rid of it, another will find it's way in. Or if you must get rid of it, try to plan for the longest break between birthdays or Christmas.
  8. If you procrastinate, you will end up with twice as much to do 'later'.
But I do believe you can beat the bad side of karma.  For example, three times in a row, I found money (like a dollar or two) on the ground on the same day I donated a bunch of stuff to goodwill.  If you praise your children IN FRONT OF THEM, they will praise you too.  If you listen to your kids, they will listen to you. If you want everyone to cheer up, you need to smile first.

I'm determined to give Karma a good name.  Who's with me?


  1. Oh yeah. I'm a firm believer in karma. I've witnessed it too many times. Different people call it different things, but it exists. And I do my best to keep the good stuff rolling.

    As for #4 - totally agreed. I swear if there was a nub of a crayon on the roof of the house, my kids would find it and use it to draw on the walls. I finally gave up and invested in Magic Erasers.

  2. Yep, it's all about Karma...or the Law of Attraction! Now to master it every day! Oh, and I agree with Amy...Magic Erasers are...well, magic!

  3. Eek! I'm scared of karma- When I start to think about it, I get a little obsessive, so it's this weird mind trick to try to just be a good little egg and not worry about what happens.