Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Things That I Will Do Differently...

Growing up I am sure that all of us thought, and probably said out loud, "I will never make my children do this!" or "My children will never do that!" I mostly say the latter while in Wal Mart and listening the kid in the next aisle pitching a fit because mom won't buy them the latest, hottest toy. And what I love is when mom says, "If you don't stop right now we are going to leave this store." Um, hello, do you really think that kid WANTS to be spending an hour at Wal Mart? That's exactly what they want. To LEAVE! So do us all a favor. Go ahead and go! Now, I am obviously not talking about any of your children... I love them all and would be happy to have them pitch a fit with me at Wal Mart :-)

Having said that (and apparently gotten it off my chest) I have a list of things that I will do differently with my children...

  1. I will not allow my children to drop out of piano lessons. I stopped my freshman year of high school and regret it everyday. How I wish I could sing and play at the same time...
  2. I will ensure that my children get proper dental care and attention as needed. I will also make sure that they know important it is to brush their teeth!
  3. I will encourage my children to participate in extracurricular activites, i.e. sports, dance, choir, girl scouts/boy scouts, etc.
  4. I will encourage my children to run for student government offices in their school.
  5. I will not make my children sing in the talent show if they have no singing abilities. What is more painful than that???
  6. I will document their every move with pictures, videos, programs, etc.
  7. I will expose my children to culture. They WILL love Broadway shows.
  8. I will make sure that they listen to music from previous generations.
  9. I will make sure that they know the old hymns of the church.

Obviously there are/will be many other things, but these are just a few things I'm thinking about right now. Now, I'm not promising I'm going to be a great mom... We had a baby in the office yesterday who slobbered all over my sleeve and I nearly gagged... Everyone says that it's different when it's your own child, but I'm not so sure about that...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I'm Back!

But I make no promises that I'll be back tomorrow :-) I keep thinking that I'll be better about blogging, but I never really get around to it for some reason.

Let's see... First things first... the job. It's going really well. I'm having to go through new worker training and it's about to drive me CRAZY, but other than that it's pretty good. I have no idea why I went to school for 4 years to take a job and have someone re-teach you everything you learned. Seriously, the first six weeks of this stupid training was about human development, child development, communication... blah, blah, blah. Such a waste of my time. But, whatever. I'm getting paid for it, so who cares.

hmm... Jeff & I just celebrated our first anniversary! It's been a whole year. In a way it seems like such a short time, but in other ways I feel like I've known him forever. He still makes me smile, so here's to another year!

Oh, so I went to the dentist yesterday. I just LOVE going to the dentist (HA!). He took one look in my mouth and asked, "Have you ever been seen by an orthodontist?" Now people, I never thought my teeth were that bad. Granted, I hate the color of my teeth and am really self concious about them, but I guess they are way worse than I thought. I have no idea how I would ever be able to pay for braces, but looks like I'm going to have to start saving my pennies. My childhood dentist always told me that I needed to either marry Troy Aikman or a dentist, and seeing as how Troy seems to be taken, guess I should start hanging out at the local dental school...