it was so incredibly refreshing yesterday for me to write those honest shorts about my life, i was thinking in "these are the days of.." statements all day long. here are more. i think i would be happy to do this more. reality in 2012. these are the days of a toddler screaming bloody murder … Continue reading these are the days, take two.
these are the days of drool and giggles and crusty eyes. these are the days of not wanting to get dressed in the morning and wearing my pajamas 48 hours straight. these are the days of looking at my bible more than i read it. these are the days of shuffling to the crib too … Continue reading these are the days.
boys at the park, girls at home. i can hear the littlest cooing in her crib, up from her morning nap. only a few moments left for writing. today is new year's eve. tomorrow is oshogatsu and the beginning of something new. oh, how i am ready for something new! three kids brought me to … Continue reading oshogatsu and time for a change.
jones was sitting in the sand, dumping scoops of it onto his pants, wiggling his shoe-less toes as babies toddled around him with shovels and older kids kicked soccer balls back and forth. he seemed to be totally enraptured by the feeling of heaviness the pile of sand created. after a while, he ran over … Continue reading his jacket.
i've been doing a lot of resting, relaxing, and being quiet the last few days. there are still some things on my pre-baby checklist (and even more on bryan's!), but i feel rather blase about actually finishing them. i'm pulling into myself and thinking a lot about birth, surrender, gratefulness, and being needy. i've been … Continue reading random thoughts on waiting and prioritizing.
late morning outside. naked little boy with curly hair. little blue pool filled with cold water. shade for a pregnant mama. heart salvaged from a crabby morning. "viva la vida" coming through the speakers. glass of iced tea. elisabeth elliot book. cool breeze from the ocean. giggles, dimples, and splashes heard together. promise of an … Continue reading snippets of today.
*there is a plea for advice, but not till the end of the post -- if you can wait it out that long.* 😉 when my almost-one-year-old dropped down to one nap a day, i gave up the dreams and silly notions that he might be one of those children who naps till kindergarten starts. … Continue reading parenting is HARD.
this originally started out as a comment to the last post, and as it grew, i thought that i might as well just make a new post. 🙂 not very coherent, just sharing some of my experience. i think a lot of my issues with babywise were underlying heart issues that made it virtually impossible … Continue reading more baby thoughts.
Just fyi, I finished off the lemon loaf this morning, with some nice java from the Roaster. It was lovely. Jones is napping and I laid down on the couch for a bit to catch my breath from the morning's activities and think about how I probably won't be able to appreciate the special things … Continue reading impending change.
:: if my two-year-old on any given day is napping waaay too long, but i don't want to get him up because i'm enjoying the quiet and the time to myself, am i selfish? :: if i spend all my efforts and energy in household and mothering duties and have nothing left to give to … Continue reading on my mind.