Even though my son is a baby, I talk to him like I would an adult. So today I taught him about time, and clocks, and calendars, and numbers and we even touched space just a little bit. Past conversations include: human anatomy, letters/spelling, palindromes/onomatopoeias, and weather. I hope our chats about the world and how things work continue to develop and grow as he does; it’ll be even better when he can contribute! Don’t ever make the mistake that little ones aren’t getting something from you talking to them, it’ll make a difference.
[This guy rocks his tummy time! Also still forever trying to hold that head up. Why he gotta grow up so quick??]
Limits and boundaries are basically the same thing. But I’d probably say that a boundary is something we set and a limit is something that’s set for us. I’m working to juggle and express what my limits are and what my boundaries are. What I cannot do verses what I will not do.
[Victor was so good at his first doctor appointment. And according to their scale this guy gained two ounces!]
Some men don’t want to be parents, some don’t make it a priority or see the value in taking an active role. Because of persisting negative ideas and stereotypes a lot of women have a hard time letting dads be dads. They’re afraid to trust what he brings to the parenting table. Adam is different than I am, he has different skills, talents, knowledge, and I appreciate it. So tonight, I want to appreciate men who want to be dads and are giving it their all. And kudos to all those ladies out there supporting their men being dads.
[My two dudes went on a mini adventure this evening! I wanted to go so badly, but Victor needs time with his daddy. So, while Adam took him around the block, I got some fresh evening air and waited on the front porch. Nights like this just make me overjoyed to be on a team with Adam.]
One never knows the secrets to be learned from a work of fiction. As much as I enjoy reading to learn something, I get bogged down with the dry language and stiff statistics. Jesus taught in parables because he knew that we could take hard truths snuck into a good story. All that being said, this year I’m enjoying revisiting some classics and tackling some I never thought I’d get to!
[Thought I had a copy of this, but couldn’t find it in my book totes! No worries, B & N to the rescue.]
Get your own tribe. Find people to do life with and do life together. Celebrate who you can trust and be a person that can be trusted.
[Day two of the intensive was a marathon of listening, speaking, learning, note taking, crying, laughing…stuff. It is finished.]
[Also, I have no words for what it feels like to be supported by my husband. Thank you for believing in me and the gifts God has given me, Cook Adam.]
Day one of women’s intensive on the books. A healthy me makes for heathy relationships with me. So blessed to have an opportunity to grow from the inside out.
[I got a gift cause I shared about an experience where I got corrected! Sweet?]