Is there anything more magical than listening to two young people talking about the world and listening to their points of view? It was the end of the day for classes. Two students sat at the table after class ended, both waiting on their dads to pick them up. They are in class together, so… Continue reading What Would Be Your Superpower?
Tag: making time to listen
Toting Twigs and Wayward Worms
One of the gifts that these strange times have given us is longer walks in the mornings. When we were first asked to stay home during the beginning of this pandemic, Miss Sophie, whose routine was thrown way off because *we*never*left*, convinced me to take her on longer walks in the mornings. Or maybe it… Continue reading Toting Twigs and Wayward Worms
So this is it. An ordinary day that has really big things attached to it. And to be honest, I'm really excited. For every single day, three years in a row, I've sat down at some point during my day, usually after all have gone to bed and the house is quiet, and I've shared… Continue reading Family Jewels
Never Doubt the Power of the Moments
Another landmark moment. Cooter finished reading "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" a couple of weeks ago. Our deal is read it, and then you get to watch it. He had to wait to watch the movie until his big sister Aub came home from college Friday afternoon. He was ready to hit… Continue reading Never Doubt the Power of the Moments
A Dime For My Thoughts
A few days ago the littles and I were watching some videos about the Presidents. One had a song about who is on this kind or that kind of money. It was maybe a little beneath my two agewise, but it was a catchy tune, so we watched. And I sort of sang along in… Continue reading A Dime For My Thoughts
so it turns out I really can't handle any more bad news I've decided that based on the scientific fact that I am sitting here and everything in my head resembles a ticker tape running below the news reports and we know nothing good ever winds up there so no more bad news okay? instead… Continue reading bad news
Or Maybe He’s Not Creepy…..
Today Aub and I were doing the Out and Abouts and wound up at the grocery store. It's very unusual for me to find myself there twice in a week, but sometimes it happens. We were just there Wednesday, but I didn't get enough of this and forgot to get that, so there we were.… Continue reading Or Maybe He’s Not Creepy…..
Two of the most beautiful words-- wait. No. Right now, in this moment right here, they are THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WORDS EVER to hear from the mouth of another. Or from the keyboard of someone else. ME TOO. About a week ago I shared a meme on Facebook about how you know you're a Mama… Continue reading Me too
there are times when the words come easily and flow quickly, faster than my fingers can fly across the keyboard other times I sit and ponder and read and try to find the words and perhaps, it has just occurred to me, that instead of searching for the words that seem to elude me those… Continue reading listening
Living Art and the Day We Had
Today was a day of all the things. It actually started last night. As I sat on the bleachers watching my oldest swim for the last night before the bubble goes up over the pool for the winter, I got a notification on my phone. The Auvi-Q, our epinephrine auto-injector that could potentially save the… Continue reading Living Art and the Day We Had