This is what I call perfect

Once again I am excited to be taking part in Stasha's Monday Listicles.  This week's topic is 10 things that make a perfect vacation.  Since we took an amazing 2 week holiday back in September to California, I thought that I would talk about the 10 things that made it perfect to me. 1.  Hotel rooms that we didn't have to clean up and had (mostly) comfy beds.  2. Crazy hair car pictures 3. … [Read more...]

Tenacity

I think that this is a lesson that we, as adults, need to remember.  We get so focused on the goal that sometimes we miss the fun of getting there.  We have forgotten that no matter how high, or difficult something looks, there is a way to make it to the top.  Who says that we can't learn from our kids... … [Read more...]

Gymnastics and other Saturday rituals

Saturdays are a special day to me.  Every Saturday, with the exception of a few months in the summer, Q has his gymnastics class.  He has been going on Saturday mornings for almost as long he's been going to gymnastics, which is over 2 years now.  This summer, he graduated from the parent and tot class to the 3 year old independent class, which means that I no longer have to get to participate in … [Read more...]

So much fun

I love listening to Q singing and playing his instruments.  From a very early age, he has shown a huge interest in music.  He and I started going to parent and baby music classes when he was about 3 months old, and he's gone every semester since then.  He is a natural drummer - anything and everything around him is or can become some sort of percussion instrument.  While I will admit that it gets … [Read more...]

Sexualizing our kids

Today, when I was perusing my twitter feed, I saw a link to a story about "loungerie" for little girls.  The story had some pictures, and I was so horrified that I don't even want to link to them.  Needless to say, these pictures featured little girls in full makeup, and pearls, and one had a little girl lounging on a chaise lounge wearing a top knotted up high on her chest and a pair of pink … [Read more...]