"In our day to day actions, it is often the small and simple things that will have a long-lasting impact. What we say, how we act, and how we choose to react will influence not only ourselves but also those around us. We can build up, or we can tear down." -Per G. Malm

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Leave it To Beaver Switcharoo

When I was growing up there was a show on TV called Leave it To Beaver. It was set in the 1950’s. The perfect little family. Dad (Ward), Mom (June), Sons (Wally and Theodore, nicknamed the Beaver). Dad worked in an office 9-5, mom stayed home wore a dress and heels, always had dinner ready when dad came home. And Wally and the Beave would always have a dilemma that taught some sort of moral lesson (Cheating, stealing, lying, etc…). The best part about this show is the language. They always said things like Golly, Gee, Etc.. Well we are going to have to make the switch because Emily seems to pick up on EVERYTHING I say and I mean EVERYTHING even if I don’t notice what I say. Brock said yesterday at breakfast she said Dang It and this morning I got really frustrated at her and apparently said Gosh and she finished with Dang It. So it is going to take a conscious effort to focus on what I say but it is Golly Gee Whiz, and Fiddlesticks at our house. Maybe we’ll even take a leaf from Scooby Doo and add in Zoiks, and Ginkies.

Those Lovely Hormones

Now that my body is starting to regulate a bit more after having the baby my hair is falling out by the droves. I think in the last two days I have managed to shed enough hair for a wig for a Barbie doll. I will say my 2 most favorite things about being pregnant is that I don’t gain a lot of weight and that my hair grows nicely without falling out.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Doctor Emily

So I have not been feeling well the last couple of days. Runny nose, scratchy throat and this morning I was downstairs packing Brock's lunch and I coughed and I heard Emily say from her bedroom “Are you Alright?” I hurried upstairs so she wouldn’t wake the baby and got her up and ready for the day. As I went in her room and told her I was okay just still a little sick. She told me to open my mouth and she reached her fingers in and proceeded to tell me as she was throwing something imaginary into the air that she was throwing away my germs so I would feel better. And at the breakfast table when I coughed again she held her hand to mouth and told me to spit out the rest of my germs. And she threw those away too. I don’t know if it was that or the 1 ½ hour nap I got but I feel a little better. She is so great. She makes me smile and I love these moments when she etches sweet memories in my heart.