As most of you know my daughters go to a Catholic school. Every year they have some sort of a theme for the year, for example, last year’s was “I Make a Difference!” I can’t remember what the theme was the year before, but this year’s theme is “Bucket Fillers.”
Bucket Fillers? Yes, bucket fillers. I thought this was some sort of a made up shenanigan, but apparently it’s an actual program for schools. I found out it was a program when the girls told me they had an assembly on Tuesday where a lady came and spoke to them. “A lady? What lady?” I asked. “A lady from Bucket Fillers for Life,” Alivia informed me (with a “like, duh” tone in her voice). To which I may have replied “Bahahaha!” I mean, come on, Bucket Fillers for Life? Shenanigans. Oh, and when I laughed, I was informed that I was being a “Bucket Dipper.” Is that a bad thing?
From the Bucket Fillers for Life website:
“We all carry an invisible bucket. This bucket contains our feelings. When our bucket is full, we feel great; when it’s empty, we feel empty. A bucketfiller is someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people’s buckets and filling their own bucket at the same time. On the other hand, a bucketdipper says or does things to cause other people to feel bad. This simple but profound philosophy applies to every aspect of life.”
Interesting. Well, all except for the part where Alivia called me a “dipper.” Onto my point. I did have a point, right? Yes! Bucket Filling is catching on in our house. Last night Alivia wanted us all to write something positive down about each family member, and then she read them aloud. By doing this, we would be filling each other’s buckets. Here are the ones I received:
“To Mom, I love you.” (from Lainey)
(I love you too Lainey Bug!)
“To Mom, I think you are very fancy!” (from Alivia)
(Damn straight, thanks for noticing!)
“Mom, I like your shirt.” (from Lainey)
(Do you still like it after I spilled a big glob of cheese on it right where my nipple is during supper?)
“Tami, thank you for changing the light bulb above the table.” (from Shawn)
(You’re welcome, but next time do it yourself, that is not woman’s work!)
All of these things make me feel very good this week!! So, were you a bucket filler or a bucket dipper this week? Did anyone fill your bucket?
P.S. Can I put a request in for my bucket to be filled with Margarita or Sangria next week? I don’t think it’s too much to ask.