I just read your post about women's right to vote. I don't want to harp on this, but are you serious that it's not a big deal? If that was sarcasm I didn't get it. What these women fought for for DECADES is so very important. Every struggle you read about happened, plus so many more. You need to thank your lucky stars that these women did what they did to improve the lives of women. Where would you be now if they hadn't suffered for you? Why do you think they are called Suffregettes? Here are some names you can look up. Elizabeth Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul, Susan B. Anthony just to name a very small few. Maybe we still wouldn't have the rights we have now if these women had not fought for us.
So Mary Linda always recommends "the Passionate Marriage". So they finally had it at the library last night and I grabbed it. It turns out that the author is from my home town in Colorado. A very small, yet mildly famous (I like to think) town. He was a customer of mine when I worked at the bank up there. Strange huh?
Also, I remember Diva talking about Ralph's World yesterday and they happen to have the DVD so I grabbed it too. Haven't watched it yet.
1. DivaMom cause she's badass!
2. going to the library tonight
3. tomorrow is payday and I'm flat broke
4. feeling happy for no reason
5. emailing my 86 year old grandmother (she's badass too)
6. no crying at daycare
7. Macy's unsolicited hugs and kisses
8. people telling me Macy looks like me
9. boss is out playing golf so I can hang here at Hipmama without hiding it
10. slightly cooler weather
I just wanted to say how much I love the top ten's. Throughout the day I am finding things that I do appreciate and it makes my feel so good to recognize those things. I have enough trouble with depression that it is so helpful to find those few things everyday that really put a smile on my face. And if it weren't for the top ten's, maybe I never would have starting to look at things that way. so here's mine for today:
1. the sound of a light wind in tall trees
2. I slept til 7:49 this morning
3. Kev and I are getting along so well considering we hardly see each other.
4. Macy trying her best to hula hoop
Okay, if this works, that's Macy. I'm in the background.
Ha ha, you cant see me!
How is everyone posting their pictures? Not that I want anyone to see me ;) Just curious.
I think my daughter has her first real friend. She has daycare "friends" but I don't think she really likes them. In fact I don't think any of them like each other. They are all too worried that someone is going to steal their sippy cup or the toy they have in their hands. They are too busy violating each others' personal space.
Her new friend is 4, two years older than Macy. They play so well together. Caitlin gets frustrated because Macy wont do everything she does but they really get along. Friday Caitlin and her mom (my very best friend from high school who I've recently become closer with again) came over and ate and played. They drove Macy's jeep around, played on the swings, took a bath together, played babies, all without incident. They even took turns with the hoola hoop. I am so proud. I guess I never realized that she didn't have real friends until she actually made one. The only other kid she's always around has severe CP and is 10 years old. She plays ball with him and loves on him but they dont interact all that much.
Just wondering if any of you remember the Sid and Marty Kroft shows from the olden days. No one I know ever knows these. Land of the Lost, the Buggaloo's, Sigmund and the Seamonsters, HR Puffnstuff, etc. I loved these shows and I wish they would bring them back. I've seen HR Pufnstuff on TV Land but that's the only one I never liked. What were your favorite shows as a kid. Besides Sesame Street. I think we can all agree that was a favorite.
I apologize, I had no idea you had offered the Cabbage Patch clothes. We would love them. My daughter is obsessed with that ugly little doll. Let me know if you want a trade of some sort.
Since my decision to quit my job and stay home with Macy, I have heard several times that it is ridiculous to stay home with one child. Why is this? One child doesn't deserve to have a parent around? If we don't need money I should still work for the sake of working? I don't understand this mentality. Why should only two or more children get the pleasure of their mother's company? Yes, I am interested in having another. But does that mean I am obligated to work until that may or may not happen?
I honestly dont know why I even care. This opinion first coming from a man who tells his kids they can only play soccer if they're good. Since then I have heard it elsewhere. I suppose I don't want to frowned upon as not contributing to my household or as lazy. Neither of these things come to mind when I think about the SAHM. Its not like I will be living the cliche of watching soaps and eating bon bons. I have lots of plans for my new found freedom from the office. Mainly enjoying what time I have to spend with my daughter after not being there for most of her life so far.