Monday, 31 October 2011
My husband walks in the door from work and my daughter runs to him shouting with delight “Dad, I can do it!” and she proceeds to put one hand under her armpit and starts flapping the other arm resulting in a not so lady-like sound, if you know what I mean. He, in turns, gives her a high-five, with a proud look on his face.
Is it bad that this made me a little jealous? Why do I get the little “Hi Mom” and I probe into what happened at school today and get the resounding “Nothing”.
I guess it all started with them bonding over paternity leave….since I was pregnant with our second I had to get back to work early handing the reigns over to Dad. Don’t get me wrong, looking back I think that it was the best thing that happened and it’s very interesting to see the different ways men take on parenting. He is a little less high strung than me so dealing with crying and having play time was handled somewhat different and there is nothing wrong with that.
I guess what I’m saying is that I’m not mad she made the noise, maybe I just wish it was ME that taught her it.
I hope you enjoy these few pictures of great examples of how my husband takes on parenting, industrial earmuffs anyone?
Sunday, 30 October 2011
You put a lot of hard work into event like this. Between getting the product organized, cleaning the house as if you actually keep it spotless on a regular basis (my kids always ask who’s coming over when I clean) and you cross your finger and just hope that people will not only come, but like what you have to offer.
I have to give a BIG thank you to everyone that stopped by! We really appreciate the support. It was nice to see everyone and have a few good laughs as usual. It was also great to see how the kids are growing up and the new one either here or on the way!
Did you notice how all the kids played together so well? We sure can take a lesson from them, if we could be so open to invite new people into our groups and play together uninhibited by our own insecurities. I hope new friendships were formed by people of all ages!
Thank you again, we cannot say it enough.