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.]
Be hands on in your research and education when possible.
[Pack-n-Plays, or Play Yards as they’re sometimes called, are complicated. Wish someone had been there to watch this…]
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?]
Plus 10 Sports Points:Attend 1st baseball game
Plus 2 Noms Points: 15$ worth of concession stand food
[The Black Bears got a win, I ate fries for dinner, and had an unexpected date night with the best guy ever. Adam and I both hate baseball a little less!]
I enjoyed my home today. I find that people forget to enjoy their space after the newness has worn off. You can have a perfect deck with a perfect yard and look out your window at it and not once take time to enjoy it. Deciding to celebrate and take pleasure in my space has been a real process, I’ve not always been very good at it, but I am so much more happy for trying. Our deck needs work done to it and our view might not be grand, but this is where we are and it’s perfect.
Yesterday’s DD was about a journal I decided to start. The first entry asked me to list things I’m afraid of, and one of the things I wrote was not going to college. This is me taking a step towards overcoming that fear, even if I’m still scared of failing and being a huge disappointment. I signed up for two classes on the Coursera app and couldn’t be more excited!