Parenting

As most of you know, I live in the house with two of my three children (note: the eldest seems to be holding her own in the “real world”) . I love them ALL dearly and would fearlessly throw myself between them and death without hesitation (or conscious thought). I couldn’t ask for anything more and wouldn’t.

However…

I found this post, at Today’s Musings, which I am going to share the highlights of here, because…well… there is much wisdom in humor. And I can relate…and laugh with appreciation for her viewpoint!

August 13, 2008

It is a proven scientific fact that some animals eat their young when they turn into mouthy adolescents. In the wild kingdom, formerly cute and cuddly baby critters turn into gollum-like creatures once the horror-mones kick in.

… Take evil chickens for example…

Deceptively innocent, isn't it.

Do not be fooled by the fluffy exterior. Inside lurks the mind of an evil dictator.

Evil chickens begin their days as adorable peeping fluff balls suitable for any Easter basket. (That is, if you don’t mind salmonella-bearing feces mixed among the Cadbury eggs.) But they don’t stay little and cute, oh no. They grow. They lose their cuddly appearance and turn into gangly, bad tempered, moody beasts …

Worried chicken Moms try and try. They make them say “Please” and “Thank you” at the water dish. They show them how to earn a respectable living scratching for earthworms in the dirt. They teach them not to fear the inferior beings that present them with daily fresh food and water, and to assert themselves by scaring the bejeezus out of the the big one at every opportunity.

And still they rebel…

This could be the outcome.

This is all YOUR fault, Mom!

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Added Page

Ok, I finally got around to it and added a page for Angie’s quotes! The tab should be at the top (I think)…

I assume that I can just keep adding to it as I get them? Do any of you regular bloggers with wordpress know if that’s how it works?

Going to fix some dinner for the kiddos! I have had a verrrrrrrrry sedate day of reading, playing with pictures, and …. well… pretty much nothing else! The Rain has stolen my motivation, but I’m going to overcome its hypnotic rhythm and MAKE myself get up and get moving.

Later!

~~UPDATED: REMOVING THE PAGE, CONTENTS BELOW~~

I get a Quote of the Day from my friend Angie every day, with few exceptions. Since its usually something worth sharing… Here’s a new Page!

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Some of Me in Her

Tuesday May 27, 2008

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
Wayne Dyer
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Wednesday May 28, 2008

No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood ~ Anonymous

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These are a Few of My Favorite…

Once again, I’ve gotten lost in pictures and would like to write, but my brain has disconnected and gone to sleep!!

So, here are a few of my favorites I’ve prepared for uploading to my Facebook.

Enjoy!

Peace,

~me

Sleeping In

Everyone in the house is still asleep!

It’s almost 11am and I can’t believe everyone is still asleep!!

I woke up at 5:10…thought, “oh HELL no!” and rolled over, waking again at 8:45.

I’ve been following rabbit trails online ever since!

I think I’ll go get my 2nd cup of coffee since this one is ICE cold and go hold mirrors under noses to check for signs of life 🙂

Have a Memorable Memorial Day!

Peace,

~me

Monrovia Art Festival

I had the opportunity to attend my first Monrovia Art Festival this weekend and it was really fun! There was a good variety of local artists and their stuff for looking at or buying, while listening to some local musical artists on stage. The air was cool with cloud cover and Michele, A YEAR OF ART‘s creator, was strategically located under a HUGE shade tree, shared by a very beautiful array of plants and flowers for sale.

Michele took the opportunity to paint the scene, while another friend, Angie, enjoyed her day offering her art for viewing or purchasing a few feet away. Michele even took the opportunity to show a budding young artist how to paint the way she was painting!

All in all it was an awesome way to spend a Saturday morning! I look forward to next year’s festival but wanted to share some of it with ya’ll while it was still fresh 🙂

Peace,
~me

On the Road – Spring Concert and Graduation

Just a quick note, as we are on the road and at my Mom and Dad’s house tonight.

Last night was my son’s band Spring Concert. They have really worked hard this year and are preparing to go to Orlando to perform at Disney World next week (he has NEVER been away from home, so it should be interesting!). At the concert, they give out numerous awards and he won his first ever for “Most Improved Brass Student” for his dedication and progress this year! He wasn’t expecting it and he was obviously pleased, though he totally played it cool (Mom’s know the secretly pleased smiles). Anyway, he is “first chair” trumpet, which basically means that he competes with other players every few weeks and whoever wins is first chair, based on the teacher’s discretion. He TRIED and TRIED last year and never quite succeeded, but this year he’s held on to it and it earned him his award! 🙂

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My eldest baby graduates tomorrow from college and we went to the ceremony for Nursing students tonight. It was a FUN ceremony…and yes, I know “graduation ceremony” and “fun” aren’t usually used in conjunction with each other!! However the students elect a committee to plan it and she was one of 3 chairs who planned the ceremony, so it included a skit, music, a slideshow, and a few limited speeches. VERY personal…VERY intimate…VERY moving to me, as the parent. Her brother and sister, her father and I, and all 4 of her grandparents were there together (along with her boyfriend) to be a part of it and I am SO glad I was able to be there for this ceremony. It’s a pinning ceremony where they are each pinned with the college’s nursing pin, presented to the audience with what their plans are following graduation, then they all take an oath (Florence Nightingale Oath). The last thing was her getting up and giving the closing speech, which was so eloquent it moved me to tears. Even if it hadn’t been MY child up there, the speech was so well put together, the dean was kidding her about coming back and teaching! 🙂

The Grad with her guy

My Kiddos

My baby all growed up and graduating...(sniff)..

Soooo….gotta get some sleep. Graduation and celebratory party to do tomorrow! Some cap n gown pics too, I’m sure!

Peace and love,

~me

Sounds

This is what I hear every night as I go to sleep … the same song that filters through my sleep as the sky begins to lighten with the day. My window stays open this time of year and this little bird (and his mate) are my closers and openers for the day 🙂

It must be time to end my day right now, too, because I can hear them spiritedly calling me to sleep!

Peace,

~me