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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

"I want my kids to have a normal life..."

One day I was watching Rachel Ray and there was a celebrity who was talking about how she washes clothes and packs lunches and sometimes she thinks to herself, "Why am I doing this? I'm on TV!" She explained that the reason she does the everyday household things instead of hiring someone to do it for her is because she wants her kids to have a normal life.

I thought that was a little weird. Okay, let me explain. I can only speak for myself, but I want my kids to have an extraordinary life! So it seems as if (for celebrities) it's the "in thing" to try and make an ordinary life. Well, that was my initial thought.

As I thought about it some more and rolled the idea around in my head (and got over my feathers being ruffled that she didn't express thanks for everything she was able to give her children) another thought occurred to me: I figured what she was saying is (and I am paraphrasing for her) 'among all the extraordinary things that we have going on in our lives and our extraordinary material possessions, I want my children to experience some of the normality of everyday living."

Now that sounds better to me!

Even after I got that all worked out in my brain I still realize that I want my children to have an extraordinary life. I want them to one day experience some of the finer things in life. Although my teenager has had some wonderful experiences when she was younger (flying first class with me on a business trip, traveling during Christmas, posh parties and lunches..) the same can't be said for the most recent years. And I don't know if my younger children will ever get the chance to have similar experiences.

So it's my desire that during the normalcy of life that my children have extraordinary experiences and an absolutely extraordinary life!

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