Monday, December 15, 2014
Here is a video from the Dad and daughter backpacking trip. I have not been backpacking since kids. YIKES. I am determined to go backpacking this next summer. Car camping is nice but just not the same. Fingers crossed I can get HK out of diapers.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
And sometimes you have a scratchShe has had a few more bumps in the road will her little friends. I saw a friend tell her that she couldn't play with them, she went off and played with another kiddo and was pretty resilient about the whole thing. Talking about it later I told her she did the right thing and found a sweet friend who was happy to have her to play with. She then asked 'but how can I make the other girls be nice to me and play with me'. Ugh. Kindness finds kindness I keep telling her. Can't make anyone do anything but can only control how you react so do so with kindness.
I just finished reading a book that is peripherally about the WWII and that holocaust which has made me even more reflective. It is a wonder to me that someone could hate my kids because they are of Jewish heritage. It is not something I fear but more simply aware of. I do know that the fear is real and more of a daily struggle for so many other parents. People hate for color and religion and ethnic tribe and political affiliation and nationality and so much more. Kindness finds kindness I hope.
Elizabeth and Henry at a school party. She is shushing him.
Monday, December 08, 2014
It was fun, there was swimming, there were cocktails and my dress shows were forgotten at home. So I wore RED CLOGS to the swanky party. Some people mentioned that they thought my shoes were 'cute'. Meaning they thought this was my fashion choice. Oh well.... shoes matched our color theme for the photo above!