Well I have always been a mama who likes to take lemons and make lemonade. Well, not literally (although sometimes literally) … but I mean when faced with inconvenience, bad news or something unpleasant … I use my spin techniques to at least make the moments manageable.
I’ve already spoken of the bamboozle parade that is happening in my so-called life. In the midst of trying to move, and changing schools, and attending college, and selling the house … we took some crazy hits. One of them was a dog that went nuts and damaged the carpet in my daughter’s room. Isn’t that lovely when you’re trying to show a house? Then the air conditioner died. Ding dong dead. So it got hot. Really hot. Another lovely thing to happen when trying to ‘show’ a house. So we got fans. Some of us old enough probably remember the use of box fans and such. Heck, the house I grew up in did not even have central air conditioning, just a window unit in the front room.
Now amidst the moaning and groaning of irritable children who did not appreciate our hotbox called a house .. I introduced them to the marvel of speaking into the fan. Come on kids, let’s make funny voices. Miraculously – the moods were elevated.
So if life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. If your A/C goes on strike … make the fan fun.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
Oh my goodness! I remember doing that when I was a kid! (although our house did have AC, so I’m trying to remember where I learned it……..)