This is what my kid did on Friday night with her friends… They stood in the square downtown, next to the bible thumping signs of protestors with signs bearing happy, positive messages. Her friend M has been going for several weeks now, and Hannah really wanted to go too. I was worried about what it would be like and if she would be safe, but also knew that it could be a great experience for her.
Hannah and I were talking in the car today about the heat. Our A/C is not working, so car rides can get HOT. She was wearing long pants and a short sleeve shirt, and she said she would like to wear her shorts and a tank top but wasn’t sure if it was OK to hang out with her friends. I replied that if she wanted to wear that, then she should, that there was nothing inappropriate about bare arms and legs on a hot summer day and as long she was comfortable in it she was just fine. I added that when I was a kid I used to dress like that in the summer too.
She said… “Well, yeah, but you got pregnant at seventeen.”
I love this idea so much. I love that people are taking something horrific and ugly and finding a way to honor those lost with kindness and peace. So the kids and I have started our own tally of acts of kindness. And we are enjoying it SO much! … Continue Reading
Today I have a guest post from Momma Jorje! You can find her blog here and her facebook here! Please take a minute to follow and like her- she is one of my favorite people! When I was a preteen, I remember my brother tickling me to the point of crying. I’d be yelling for…… Continue Reading
I could tell Hannah was bummed, and I remembered I still had a little left on the gift card Dee sent me, so I offered to take her out for a coffee so we could have some alone time. I had such a good time talking with her, and it really cheered me up after my failed midwife visit. It was my happy moment of the day… … Continue Reading
I brought James to work, and when I got back to the house, they still had not found the books. I told them we weren’t going o go to the library if we couldn’t find them. I stomped around a bit. Then I remembered. The last time we went to the library… Willow wasn’t with us. … Continue Reading
It’s kind of scary to think about how everything we say and do shapes the thoughts and opinions of our children. Even a silly comment over breakfast (beaver glands anyone?) can be tucked away and saved to be pulled out months later in a crowded aisle of the grocery store. … Continue Reading