If there is such a thing as a secret to happiness, I think a critical part of it must be realizing that the only thing you have the power and ability to change is yourself, your lifestyle–and that is, in the long run, the only really effective way of effecting real change on the world.
“Jane,” as she changes strides yet again
(plagiarizing myself from something I wrote in a completely irrelevant context)
Photo (Jane’s Double Twisted 3D stars2_rev) by mimickr
Forgive the sappy interlude. It had to come out. Now back to regular programming:
Ender: Mama! I just love your breasts! They are like big, soft meatballs!
(Weep). To other weanies and weaners: it was all worth it, of course. All worth it. But. (Weep.)
Most beautiful thing in my in-box over this weekend comes from Deni Lyn Miller at The Diary of a Reluctant Mother who wrote of her son:
My hope for him is that he loves water as much as I love water.
My prayer for him is that no matter what he decides to love, it brings him much joy and peace.
The most important thing parents need to know from my in-box this weekend comes from Roll Over and Play Dad (what’s your name or handle, btw, dude? ROAPD don’t roll off the typing fingers) via his Twitter feed (@AndPlayDad):
If you are offering parenting advice I assume that you only have 1 kid. If you had 2 or more, you would know that all kids are different.
Happy Monday. I’m off to change the world. What are you doing?
I’m chuckling because while changing in a pool change room today, Kloe unexpectedly cups me with both hands and chuckles “boobies, boobies, boobies.” While Konnor smirks in a way that he agrees (but is trying not to because he is in the “girls are yucky” stage) my boobs are funny at the same time while noticing “Hey! you have one really big one and one small one!” Really? That took you a while kid. ❤ Happiness is feeling safe and free. At least for this moment it was ❤
I loved it Jane and you said a mouthful with the last line that if you do have more than two kids you would know no two kids are alike. I have given up a long time giving actual advice about kids for this general reason, but always love how other parents think they are in the authority. But that said, you know I pretty much fly by the seat of my pants on any given day, because once my kids wake for the day, I never know what they will throw at me, lol!! Seriously loved your quotes and great way to start a Monday morning off 🙂
These are great!!
Thanks for the link! The smooshy meatballs comment is hilarious. Where do they come up with this stuff?! And I’m certain it wasn’t a wholly accurate description. I hope you have a great week!
if you have more than 2 kids, you should realize that kids are who they are, not because of you but in spite of you! i have 4 daughters. they say please and thank you because i taught them to, but everything else is a mystery to me.
Well, at least you HAVE meatballs! Mine were small to begin with, but breastfeeding has made them smaller than I ever thought possible. 🙂
And I love Deni. She is nothing short of amazing. Just like you!
I love Roll Over and Play Dad’s quote! Parenting certainly changes when you have more than one child. I find myself switching gears so fast sometimes, that I often forget who needed what. It’s a constant juggling act!