Friday, March 16, 2007

Friday Thoughts

So, I went to work today. It is amazing what 10 hours away from my kids will do to renew my mothering sensibilities. Tonight, I really appreciated the sweetness of my children. Sometimes, I get so overwhelmed and frustrated with the 3 year old who is learning his boundaries. He has been testing me lately and just been defiant. Oh, to have James Dobson here when you need him. Anyway, I came home and they were so sweet and happy and it makes me remember why I am a mother.

My sister called yesterday and asked if we wanted her daughter's maltese. See, they have two large, unruly dogs and now they are taking care of this tiny 4 pound maltese. It isn't working out very well for them, but they have only had the tiny dog for a week. I was quite excited about it. My husband wasn't convinced, but my son has been asking for a dog for a few weeks now and I thought that having a tiny dog like that might be a good way to break him in. Today though, she called and said that they aren't going to give the dog to us just yet. I'm a little sad about that. We'll see what happens.

Oh, I almost forgot. Check out my new banner/button in the sidebar for the Spring Reading Thing. I am so excited about that. I can't wait to see everyone's reading lists. Be sure to post your reading list. There will be lots of prizes and it'll be so much fun! I have tons of books to put on my list. I can't wait to get started. Hope to see you there!

I've rambled enough now. Until next time!


melody said...

I need some of that away from home time as my "mothering sensibilities" seems to be dwindling really fast.

Love your blog. Thanks for dropping by my place for a visit. I'll be back.

Susan said...

You're right, perspective is everything sometimes. I have to say that I always tell people that I have the GREATEST respect for SAHMs...but I am a MUCH better working Mom. I have done both.

I also kept a copy of "The Strong-Willed Child" by my bed for help with a couple of my Dobson's stuff.

Have a GREAT weekend.

:-) Susan