Friday, June 22, 2012

This Weekend's Musing and a Housekeeping Note

"...I wonder if Mother Nature has a point. We’re ready to have children biologically far sooner than we are socially, emotionally and practically. Personally, I think society would be much better off if we started stressing the benefits of marriage and family far earlier, and started raising teens to take on responsibility at a far younger age, instead of encouraging teens and twenty-somethings to launch a fifteen year quest to “find yourself”. Sure it’s great to have fun and be responsibility-free at 26, but if you have kids younger, you’ll be younger when they leave home, too. And at 46, you have a whole lot more money to have fun with."
"A Spry Grandma", Sheila Wray Gregoire

A housekeeping note:  Hubs is on vacation next week (yay!) and our July and first part of August is filled with the craziness that is camps, weddings and family visits...so you may not here from me here until the end of August or beginning of September (all this craziness means less time for reading anyway...wah wah!).  It also depends on when I restart potty training after the summer calms down (round one didn't go so well!)  So take heart, readers....I will be back as soon as I can find time to sit down at the computer for longer than 5 minutes!

Friday, June 8, 2012

This Weekend's Musing

"When you persist in a spiritual vacuum, when you hang in there during ambiguity, you get to know God."
-Paul Miller, A Praying Life

Friday, June 1, 2012

Library Picks...and a big announcement!

It's been a few weeks, hasn't it?  I have not been neglecting to blog intentionally.  It's just that I have other, more pressing needs: eating every two hours, trying not to gag when I open the garbage can, napping in the afternoon after not sleeping at night and trying to find pants that fit around my middle.

Most of you already know this, but I thought I'd announce it anyways:  I'm pregnant!  I am 14 weeks and hoping that the first trimester symptoms go away soon.  I'm already in maternity pants (much to my annoyance) but when else in my life and I going to have an excuse to eat all the time?  In fact, I'm boiling some eggs right now....

Anyway,  I think we've got some repeats on our Library picks this week.  I am working on an anthology of novels by Agatha Christie, so I just got my daughter some books this week.  Here's the list:

The Okay Book by Todd Parr.  We've checked this out twice already!  I think she likes the colorful illustrations and familiarity of the book.  It's about different things you can do and different characteristics that are "OK" to do or be.  She can quote some of the pages.  My favorite line from the book:  "It's OK to eat all of the frosting off your birthday cake."  Psh...you don't have to tell me twice.

Words:  Lift a Flap.  There's no author listed for this one, but it advertises "Over 45 flaps!"  It has different pages where you can do rhyming words (i.e. "cat rhymes with hat"), counting and guessing objects.  We've checked this one out once before too.  I like it because it can keep my daughter occupied for at least 2 minutes!

Goodbye Diapers! by Patricia Geis.  That's right...I'm crazy enough to try potty training at this point.  My daughter is interested in the potty and enjoyed The Great Big Potty Book we checked out last week.   Hubs, not so much...he thought the idea of different animals sitting on the potty was pretty gross!
  I bought some Princess Pull-ups with the little one this morning.  I may give this whole potty thing a whirl next week, but I'm not holding on to the process too tightly.  She's still pretty young, but I want to take advantage of her interest...especially before the new baby comes!

I hope you all have a great weekend that includes reading at least one good book.  I think Hubs is ready for me to be done with all of these Agatha Christie novels...it's hard to rip myself away!  On that note, I'm off to enjoy one (or two) boiled eggs and another chapter before the little one wakes up!