I’ve been looking at necklaces all night online. I just love necklaces and I have had many favorites but I have lost some of the best ones I had. I found a really cool heart one at my Mom’s house and I took it (she said I could. lol) But I want to get another one that isn’t so long. I love ones with hearts. This one came in my inbox last night and I thought “oh good” I can forward this to my kids, thinking maybe they could get it for me for Christmas. Then I realized the e-mail was from Tiffany. haha. My kids couldn’t afford it. I need to send them ideas from H&M or Forever 21. lol
Awww I love this. To me there is something really special and sensual about holding hands. I love it. It makes me feel close, secure, and solidly “one.” One couple, one relationship, one unit…..facing the world together. And deeply in love. ;)
I’ve been talking to friends that have young children and this book came up with one of my friends. She has a 3 year old and a 5 year old. This book is probably for about that age range. When my kids were this young I used this book constantly. If my kid threw a tantrum, refused to cooperate, refused to eat dinner, was mean to other kids, acted up…….out came this book. I would make my kid sit down while I read this book. Children love it when parents read to them. It is such an engaging activity. So “one on one,” which is what children crave. Particularly in families where there are two or more children. Even if my child was over the top out of control, they would sit still for the reading of this book. The little bear in the book is mean to his friends (the lamb, dog, pig, etc.) They call him bossy and don’t want to play with him. He kicks the swing, is mean to his grandpa, and refuses to eat his lunch. His parents make him go to his room to take a nap. He screams, kicks, and hollers…..until he falls asleep. When he wakes up his mom puts a cold washcloth on his forehead, he goes out to the kitchen and eats his lunch, he is kind to his grandparents, and then goes down to the school yard to make amends with his friends.
My kids loved this book and it always calmed them down and they were always nice after reading this book. Unfortunately over the years I must have donated it when getting rid of large lots of books. Last year at Christmas I decided to buy it from Amazon (out of print but a few sellers have copies,) and I gave each of them a copy for them to use with their own children. They are 21 and 25 years old. No kids yet, but who knows. At least they will be equipped with a classic. haha.
Learning to become a “giver” does take some practice (and some reminders. lol) Being a “giver” doesn’t mean that you don’t address your own needs. It just means that you are open, giving, and non-judgemental………for we are all dealing with some personal issues that others know nothing about. When you find yourself out in public, looking at those around you…….remember that they are someone’s daughter, son, parent, grandparent, loved one………..and they might need a touch of kindness. Send a silent “vibe” of love to this person or group of people. It can only help…….and it can never hurt. ;)
This is me!!! I seriously miss street dancing. Skateboarding and street dancing totally defined me as a young adult. No rules, no commitments, no promises, no guarantees. Those terms made us remain raw, expecting nothing from no one. No expectations. No disappointments.