We had a chance to play in the sun the other day. She takes such a beautiful picture. We were having such a good time, she was chasing a butterfly, I think we’ll go to the butterfly house soon.
If I am constantly pushing myself to grow, and love myself enough to take care of me, I am teaching my children to do the same. Sacrificing my own health and well-being will not make me a better parent, and is not a guarantee that my kids will grow into healthy, happy adults. -Kelly blog mom
There are few statements as a mom I feel compelled to hold on to and focus on remembering, this is one. Thank you Kelly!
Ohh ohh how about this one….
“Motherhood has taught me that strength isn’t deciding what you want and getting it. It’s deciding how to get what you need and your kids need, even if you go about it in ways you never would have chosen….” Thank you Liz!
MoBrowne sent me some interview questions I posted the answers here too..
1) if you could come back in a different era, when and why?
I would come back at the beginning of the civil rights movement so maybe I could learn better about the struggle, understand the motivation better. Figure out why the leaders were so much stronger louder and more visible than the black leaders we have now. I would love to be strong enough to say comeback into the slavery era but I know I am not that strong. I read slave narratives when I think I may have forgotten what I can never really know.
2) the worst poem you ever read/heard & why?
That’s a trick question – there is this spoken word artist on our scene name Paid tha Paid. He is so bad – he had a really good moment every once in a blue moon but for the most part its just bad poetry. But he loves it so much, works so hard at it, that I have to admire that, even when the poems suck.
3) top 3 rules you want your daughter to abide by?
a.Always love yourself as hard and as strong as you love anyone else.
b. Face your fears, they may not go away but you can win daily battles with them.
c.live by your rules – not anyone else’s (except maybe these from mommy)
4) what are the best and worst things about St. Louis?
BEST – St Louis is a diverse city. That’s its best feature. My daughter has people of all colors and nationalities who love her and look out for her. She has eaten more types of food in her 11 months than I had before I went to college. She is exposed to Poets, business people, teachers, every type of person and I think that is the best thing st Louis has for our family.
WORST – the segregation of the city. THE same diversity that I applaud in the above post is only apparent if you seek it. My fiancée and I have a diverse group of friends, and we live in a very diverse area, but these are few and far between. There is the Italian neighborhood, the Bosnian neighborhood, the African neighborhood, African American, rich white neighborhoods poor white areas, Everything is so sectioned.
5) do you believe in the death penalty?
I understand why people do, I can sympathize, and know if some one was to harm my child I would want their life. But it is not my place to take it, to even ask for it. People have told me I must because I am pro choice, but what I believe is right for all of society may not be what is right for me. So no. Judgment is not mine to make. I have my place and I try hard not know where that is, even when tested
Here’s the scoop on how to play: I pick 5 occupations out of the list below and answer my questions. Then I tag 3 other people to post their answers on their blog. However, I don’t know that many people who blog, so if you want to do it, you have to jump up and down and say “Pick me!” If you don’t have a blog, you can answer in the comments. (http://accidentalhousewife.blogspot.com/tagged me)The “questions”: If I could be a scientist…If I could be a farmer…If I could be a musician… If I could be a doctor… If I could be a painter… If I could be a gardener… If I could be a missionary… If I could be a chef… If I could be an architect… If I could be a linguist… If I could be a psychologist… If I could be a librarian… If I could be an athlete… If I could be a lawyer… If I could be an inn-keeper… If I could be an electrician… If I could be a professor… If I could be a writer… If I could be a llama-rider… If I could be a bonnie pirate… If I could be an astronaut… If I could be a world famous blogger… If I could be a justice on any one court in the world… If I could be married to any current famous political figure…Allrighty then.
Thanks for the Tag h8s2clean here we go!
If I could be a chef… I would specialize in world food becasue america has enough hamburger joints to last us FOREVER.. I’d master Thai food, and Italian, Mexican, Cuban, Greek, French and Pastry. That just made me hungry.
If I could be a world famous blogger… I would cause it would rock to get paid for his and be ableto keep my kid right under foot and work from home. (maybe I just got a new career focus..)
If I could be a musician…I would play piano and Guitar, and Violin. I used to play two of the three (any guesses which three?) or at least took lessons on the two of the three… Thats not the same is it?
If I could be a lawyer… I’d do it to prove to my ex that the bar is passable.
If I could be a librarian… I would SHHHH everybody and read all day. Cause what else would I do? I’d have the student assistant put all the books away.
If I could be a doctor… I would have my PHD in poetry because that would mean I actually went to school for something that I loved and got a DEGREE IN IT!!!! That would be so NIFTY I ‘d be speechless.
Wanna be next? Come on you know you do….
This is Larry and Bob. Larry is a cucumber and Bob is clearly a tomato. They talk. Sing. Offer lovely doses of scarcasm and are morrally sound and tell great biblical stories too, although they are not just bible story tellers, which is one reason why we love them. They are Veggie Tales.
When I was pregnant I worked in the irate customer dept at the phone company once I was sure my child could hear me talking i started playing veggie tales CD’s for her so she wouldn’t have to hear all the crap I heard all day. She used to Kick the mess out of me to a beat when I payed this stuff. And now that she is here, her father is addicted to this stuff. He just loves the Silly songs video we got for Cammy we watched it last night… After the child was in bed. Does that say enough about our entertainment budget?
Anyone who knows Jerry knows my baby is entertaining in his natural state, and Veggie tales is truely the show his mind would have come up with if he was artisticly inclined and possibly drugged.
Last night Jerry gave me a mothers day gift I was not expecting – He bought me the Pentax *ist Ds I’ve been drooling over. I was STUNNED- he got me this good when he proposed (if you ask I’ll tell that story too) We soo shouldn’t be spending this money but he said it was an investment and it was important and I COULD NOT return it. So I’m keeping it. He must really like me. That’s all I keep thinking. He even made me cry. (That was a good thing)
Why did I say he must like me? Alot of people fall in love but how many people know if they really like their chosen mate? Enjoy spending mundane time with them? I like going to the hardware store. I had fun watching childrens videos with him. I could just sit with him anywhere and be content, if not having a blast. I like him as a human being, as a person, a man. And I think he likes me too.