Topic of the week
The quality or condition of being humble;
imitate Jesus and Socrates.
It's Friday so you know what that means. Time for our weekly installment of fragmenty goodness. Brought to us by Mrs. 4444 over at Half-Past Kissin' Time. Do stop by and visit all the other fragmenty goodness!
Thanks for stopping by! It is Thursday evening as I type this. I am sitting next to my poor sick sweets who woke with a fever a runny nose this morning. She fell asleep around 7:00pm, a good two hours earlier then normal and I was hopeful she might stay asleep. It did happen once in her 3.5 years of life! Obviously I was not so fortunate this time around. We are watching the Aristocats, for the thousandth time. A treat I have been trying to wean her from, but at the Thousandth viewing you can tell how successful I have been! The poor thing has tears and snot running down her face and she cries intermittently because it is hard to breath... so pitiful I can hardly deny her anything.
It is so hard seeing your child feel miserable. Fingers crossed that she is doing much better tomorrow!
Did you see that news article about the possibly habitable planet in our galactic neighborhood? The whole thing makes me giddy with excitement. Not that it really matters to me personally. I'll be long dead before people have even the remotest chance of a visit but it gives me hope. Hope that we humans could possibly find something to which to put our collective effort. For whatever reason just living happily on this planet alone has never done the trick. Maybe, just maybe, a big unifying objective could provide enough impetus to bury our petty differences. The apollo project did great things for the United States and even those not personally involved felt great accomplishment on a human level when Neal Armstrong took that "giant leap for mankind."
Alright, maybe I've watched too much science fiction but the world that allows for interstellar travel appears a whole heck of a lot more compassionate, interesting and forward thinking then what we have going on around us at the moment!
I saw the headline "Do Mean Mom's Rule the Mom Space?" and found myself on Jennifer James's blog where she tells us that she has been having this conversation regularly as of late and she asks readers to chime in. I felt compelled to comment. I have been blogging for over a year now (here and on EverydayBlissBlog.com) and I have NEVER received one mean spirited comment. I have found the entire blogging community to be welcoming and supportive. I have made several very good friends and am delighted regularly by the good will I see.
In my estimation, "Mean Moms" are great tweet fodder but in reality very few exist and the ones that do rule little more then their sad little lives.
I was forwarded this Huffington Post Article by Bill Maher and it totally amused me. I'm not generally a huge Bill Maher fan, I find him very abrasive, but this had so many grains of truth in it I had to laugh.
For those of you checking in on the status of the Everyday Bliss blog I have some good news and some bad news. I have decided I will be doing a complete overhaul of the whole thing, which is super exciting and keeping me VERY busy. The bad news is I don't see myself being ready to relaunch until the end of the year at the earliest, and more likely, will not be ready to relaunch until January. In blog years that is probably an eternity but let me promise you now that it will be worth the wait!!
Here is my weekly installment of "Stuff the Girl Says"
"Where is my true love? What's their name?" (Uh oh, fairytale indoctrination already under way!)
"Caterpillar's go in closely silk blankets and come out butterflies -isn't that cool mom!"
"When the Ronious is in the zone, leave her alone!" (Refer to this post for the definition of a Ronious!)
"Mommy are you a little old?"
This statement spawned an interesting Facebook conversation in which my friend told me his three year old had asked, "Daddy, are you gonna die?" To which I replied, "Sweets asks me when I am going to die regularly. "Will it be amorrow or another day?" I always tell her I'll try not to make it "amorrow!"
And my favorite this week:
"I think it was a really great day today mommy."
Here's wishing you a really great day too!
Next Post: More humility or possibly some flexibility!
My Thirteen Virtues of Great Parenting are:
Fun, Discipline, Creativity, Love, Wonder, Listening, Curiosity, Compassion,
Trust, Acceptance, Empowerment, Humility and Flexibility
This week is all about Humility. Next week 's topic is Flexibility.