Archive for August, 2007
To be honest, Iwasn’t exactly on TV, but the entrance to our neighborhood was. And the old railroad trestle next to our development was. And the “Dead Man’s Curve” under the bridge was. So there.
It was quite an interesting day, to say the least. My first day of my “new” normal was definitely…not.
This fall, I have the privilege of leading a parenting class on Wednesday nights through our DiscipleLife program. I’ll be teaching The 5 Love Languages of Children. Tonight was the overview, where each teacher had the opportunity to present their class and share a little bit about it.
For my class, I had found a website that allows you to see the words “I Love You” translated into 100 different languages. I printed out some of these phrases to make a poster collage. My point was that we can say “I Love You” to our children over and over, but if we’re not speaking their love language, it will be as meaningless to them as if we were speaking one of those languages on the poster.
The last time I took this class was shortly after Crisana was born, and at that time, my children didn’t have a single identified love language. Now that they’re older, I’m looking forward to revisiting this topic for myself, personally, as well as for those who will be taking the class. I am hopeful that I will learn ways to be a better parent to my children, and even some things about myself that can make me a better person overall.
I’m excited about this opportunity, and am looking forward to the journey of discovery that lies ahead. I’ll be sharing things that I learn as well as successes and failures as I try to implement the practical aspects of the course in my daily life. Hopefully some of the things I share here will be helpful to you as well.
Ah, the nuances of the English language. So hard to decipher. Especially when you’re 7. Or 4.
As a former English minor in college, I cannot let these miscues go unnoticed. No, I must sit there and laugh myself silly, because after all, my kids are so darn cute. In that spirit, I offer you this short tutorial of words and phrases actually spoken by my children this week:
“Go ahead, Mom. I’m as ready as a lever bee.” (Trey)
“Yeah, Mom. I’m as ready as a leper bean.” (Crisana)
“Mommy, your brain has stripes!” (Crisana) – these are also known as forehead wrinkles
“We went to Gaggy-Town on Saturday!” (Crisana)
“I’m going to marry Sky someday. She’s my finyance’.” (Trey)
“I got a thrug bite on my leg!” (Crisana, after she put a foam #3 on her leg on top of a bug bite)
Yup, they’ve definitely got their own ideas about how this language thing works. Maybe someday they’ll figure it out. One thing is for sure, it’ll make for some very interesting essay papers in high school.
After a year of sharing a family blog with my dear husband, I’ve decided it’s time. Time to grow up and have my own blog. This will be my space to share my thoughts, my feelings, my funny moments…my LIFE. It’ll be time for girl chat and hanging out. For letting my hair down and putting my feet up. For mom time and laughs. And it’ll all be…