Archive for October, 2010

October 27, 2010

Dear Mommy . . .

Kids say and do the darndest things and this just takes the cake. Can you imagine reading this letter from your child? I don’t think I’d know whether to laugh or cry!

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October 27, 2010

Labour Weekend Frolics

We had a lovely Labour weekend. Did you?

We had family to stay and the children did play – on the grass, on the sand, what a merry little band!

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October 25, 2010

Look to Remember

Treasure memories of better times. Look at old photographs. Take the time to sort, print and archive photos that make you feel good or remind you of when you did. It’s easy to forget what we were like in better times and looking through photographs of a time not so very long ago jogs the memory and rekindles hope; Hope that soon things will be better and, again, you’ll find yourself smiling.

Frame a favourite picture of your spouse.

When you’re desperate and you wonder if God has forgotten or forsaken you, pray just one more prayer and you’ll find that He has not. He’s just giving you the chance to learn and to become more virtuous – a better you. Just as you would never leave your child, He will never leave His.

Hug your parents. Really hug them, a good squeeze. Smile at a small child. Cuddle someone’s baby. Spend a few hours with the sibling you’ve been worried about so you can really know that they’re ok.

If these times, for you, are good, mark them.  There will come a time you need to remember them.

Some say photographs are just for people with bad memories . . . I say all memories need a jog sometimes.

October 23, 2010

How to Handle a Howler

I, thankfully, have not yet had to deal with a toddler supermarket meltdown. I believe that this is more likely due to good luck than good management.

However good my luck may have been to date, though, (or however good to me the Lord has been in this regard) it is likely to happen one day. With this in mind I took care to read Amy E. Stevens’ post Small Screaming Banshees. Forewarned is forearmed after all.

P.S. Don’t take this to mean that my children are complete angels who never throw wobblies. They’re not, they just don’t tend to throw them in public – much to my relief.

October 22, 2010

You said it.

I just read a great post on Facebook and the difference between sharing and remembering. I think it also points to the importance of printing your photographic memories and storing them thoughtfully. There is much to be said for a well-thought out album which really tells your story in a way that’s easy to keep and to revisit.

Read it here: HOW MUM AND DAD’S ALBUMS TRUMP FACEBOOK

Thanks, Ian, for another good thought.

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