Today was ‘one of those days.’ Although, truth be told, most days actually run into the other and are seemingly ALL ‘One of those days’. The rare days are the ones free of fits, tantrums, battle of wills and pure exhaustion. And let’s face it, they just don’t come around very often – not when living with a 3.5 year old.
Suffice it to say – it was ‘one of those not so rare days‘ starting at the crack of dawn WITH (drum roll please) a complete and total break down. Tears, screaming, complete and total fit central. Continue reading Sing me a lullaby
Christmas has come and gone. My house is filled to the brim with new toys (for child and adult alike!). I definitely went overboard for Jude this year. Every time I went to the store I would see some other small gadget that I KNEW would make his eyes shine and I bought it. When I finally hauled out the stash to wrap, I was more than a little embarrassed by how much I had bought for my three-year old. EEK.
Jude has been hard-core about the Rescue Bots transformers. And so I found these adorable rescue bot toys and bought him as many as there were. Unfortunately, they had all but one of the Rescue Bots. I believed he wouldn’t notice and at the ridiculous price I was getting them for, I couldn’t pass up such a deal simply because the group of Rescue Bots would be incomplete.
Keep in mind he’s three. He REALLY doesn’t need all these toys..
So now Christmas is over. He has been spoiled to the moon and back. And what does my blessed, beautiful child do? He comes to me whining and complaining because he wants, he NEEDS Boulder (the missing Bot). He doesn’t want to play with the other FIVE Rescue Bots that he does have. NO he NEEDS Boulder. The whining and complaining was incessant. Real, actual tears sliding down his cheeks as he wills me to understand the depths of his sorrow.
Does my heart break?
Yes, yes it does. But not for reasons you might think. Continue reading Leading by example
Tis the season – Christmas has arrived and along with the joy, music, lights and songs comes the mad rush to amass a wealth of things.
Black Friday brought amazing sales for people trying to complete their christmas lists early at a great price. It also brought death. For those unfortunate people who dared to come between someone and their prized items.
Can you even fathom choosing to hurt another person simply for a good deal?
The overwhelming want – need – desire for, for, for… more, more, more…. its consuming.
Tis the season….
There are other all-consuming desires that take over though. It isn’t all the evil materialistic items that consume people.
Just to name a few.
Tis the season….
What is Christmas even about? It is my most favourite time of the year. I love every aspect of it. I even love going to the mall – sitting having a smoothie and watching people shop, eat, laugh and talk with friends and family. I love the busyness. I love the get togethers. I love it all.
Tis the season and it brings to mind another time in my life when I too was all consumed. Driven and being driven by a desire. A desire for a baby.
Why is it that I spend so much time and money buying toys – toys that I am convinced (or have I BEEN convinced by very effective marketing strategies) my son both needs and will love only to find my son happily playing for hours with: Continue reading things that make you go hmmm…