Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Blood, Boy friends and Uncle Michael
Lexi had her 'I'm turning TEN checkup'. Dr. Clifford ran a series of tests just as an overall health check and she is a-ok. So grateful. She was afraid to have her blood taken though.... Happy one moment, then the next, "Mommy, are you sure they really need my blood??" Yes... Sorry bunny. "I'm scared!!!! Okay, then tell them we want to know my blod-type - we are learning about that in Science...."
Here is Anderson so happy at Ballet. He used to hate going to the girls ballet - he sat there pretty bored. But now he gets to do Tae-Kwon-Do then come back to the waiting room and he plays with his new super best friend. They are funny, an instant connection. They play and play and lay on the floor together and talk. It's hilarious - we need to invite him over for a playdate soon...
"Uncle Michael, push me. But don't do it front of Mom, she will FREAK! "
Anderson COULD NOT be happier Uncle Michael is here. He plays with him, listens to him, he made a Lego House, talked Tae-Kwon-Do.... We are so glad he is here!
I'll be updating things out here on occasion. Family life can be so funny, I have to capture it somehow. Scrap booking one day, hopefully. In the meantime...
Why Lulu ? ? ?
Mrs. O'Leary's ill fated cow; her name was Lulu.
While she happily moseyed along in the pasture, she got her head stuck in a bucket. Her foot stuck in the fence. She tripped over a rock. Stan has called me Lulu for a looong time. Who knew how fitting it was when it started!?
Who's yer Daddy?
Man of the haas. His biggest goal in life is to become a crotchety old man and shake a stick at little kids as they walk by... :-) And, pass out quarters....
Mary and baby Jesus
Christ said, "I am the Truth"; he did not say "I am the custom." -- St. Toribio
Not 100 in the United States hate the Roman Catholic Church, but millions hate what they mistakenly think the Roman Catholic Church is. -- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. –C.S. Lewis
Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly. -- St. Ignatius Loyola
To the pure all things are pure, but to the impure nothing is pure” (Ti 1:15).
How can anyone say this is not a child? Remember unborn babies in your prayers.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. --Bill Cosby
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body. -Elizabeth Stone
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it. --Haim Ginnott
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. --Carl Sandburg
Can we have a moment of silence for the honorable President Ronald Reagan
Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face.
Man is not free unless government is limited.
We are never defeated unless we give up on God.
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.
We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born
A taste of some Maria Montessori's Wisdom
The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.
We must help the child to liberate himself from his defects without making him feel his weakness.
Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.
The adult ought never to mold the child after himself, but should leave him alone and work always from the deepest comprehension of the child himself.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child.We must, therefore, quit our roles as jailers and instead take care to prepare an environment in which we do as little as possible to exhaust the child with our surveillance and instruction.
A man is not what he is because of the teachers he has had, but because of what he has done.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. From this almost mystic affirmation there comes what may seem a strange conclusion: that education must start from birth.
We habitually serve children; and this is not only an act of servility toward them, but it is dangerous, since it tends to suffocate their useful, spontaneous activity.
He who is served is limited in his independence
These words reveal the child's inner needs: "Help me to do it alone."
When dealing with children there is greater need for observing than of probing.