Words of Encouragement

    I came across this poem in a post over at newyorkchica and I could not resist wanting to share it.


    Someone will always be prettier.
    Someone will always be skinnier.
    Someone will always be smarter.
    Some of their houses will be bigger.
    Some will drive a better car.

    Their children will do better in school.
    And their husband will fix more things around the house..
    So let it go, and love you and your circumstances.
    Think about it!

    The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
    And the most highly favored
    woman on your job may be unable to have children.
    And the richest woman you know,
    she’s got the car, the house, the clothes~~~~
    might be lonely.

    And the word says, ‘If I have not Love, I am nothing.’
    So, again; love you.
    Love who you are.
    Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say,
    ‘I am too Blessed to be Stressed and too Anointed, to be Disappointed!’
    ‘Winners make things happen~
    Losers let things happen.’

    Be ‘Blessed’ Ladies and pass this on to encourage other women.


    Privacy and Kids

    Ok, I am busy returning emails and leaving comments on all the various communities I am part of. So I go to MySpace, leave my mother in law and sister in law comments on their pages. Then I go to my daughter’s page. I leave my comment and decide to take a quick look at her pictures. She is 14 and is always taking pictures of herself. I see that someone leaves her a comment. It is a boy. He likes her pictures. He is a friend of hers but I still don’t like it. I mean she is so pretty and smart. Of course boys will like her. I am just not ready for her to grow up yet. Then I really got to thinking. Am I invading her privacy by reading her comments? Is it like reading a child’s diary? I have never read my children’s journals or diaries. I want to be a responsible parent. You hear all these stories about predators online and I want to protect her. You know, just keep my eye on things. I think I raised her right and we talk about a lot of things. But I still feel that need to protect her. I wonder, can you ever really let your kids grow up?

    Kayla, Kids

    The things kids say

    I am sitting here at my computer and K.K.(5) said the cutest thing. The kids were taking turns on the computer and i was trying to figure what order they should all go in.
    K.K. : I want to go last
    Me: Why, you can go first and get it out the way.
    K.K. : No thanks, I want to go last
    Me: Ok, why
    K.K. : If I go last I get the most time. (how smart is that?)

    This little conversation got me to thinking what other cute stuff she has said.
    K.K. : Can I sleep on you?
    Me:  No, you have to sleep in your bed like a big girl.
    K.K. : But my bed is not soft, it makes my head hurt.
    Me:  What does that have to do with sleeping on me.
    K.K. : You are so soft and fluffy I like sleeping on you.
    Me: laughed until tears ran down my face

    Here is another one.
    Me: Don’t you feel better all nice and clean after taking your bath?
    K.K. :NO!
    Me: Why?
    K.K. : Because dirt makes me feel all nice and warm!

    Has your child said something that was so honest and funny? If so, please share your story. I would love to hear it.