Friday, January 22, 2010
7 Quick Takes volume 1
1. First, I'd like to say that today is The March for Life, held primarily in Washington, D.C. Each year, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when abortion was legalized in this country, many generous people walk through D.C. to commemorate the loss of all those who died due to this "freedom of choice" law. 1/3 of my generation is not alive because we have been given the ability to kill our babies without consequence. I am praying for all those on the March, for all those who give themselves to the pro-life cause, and for all those who have given into the lie that this is all for the betterment of women and that this is a right. I pray for an end to abortion, to euthinasia, to contraception and to anything that leads to this culture of death that seems to surround and infiltrate our culture.
2. On a completely unrelated note, my family has a cold. All except the husband. Thankfully, he doesn't because he is the one who works all day and is in constant contact with people. Let's hope we get better soon!
3. BUBBLES! I think I will now recommend bubbles to any new parent as an easy, relatively inexpensive way to keep your child(ren) entertained. My boys have loved bubbles since they could see more than 6 inches in front of them. Today, with being cooped up due to our colds, I've been blowing bubbles for them to chase, pop, and giggle with delight.
4. Both the boys have really taken to singing in the morning. I love hearing their babbles and, sometimes, I can understand a little bit of what M1 (the 2 1/2 yo) is singing. It's cute and puts an immediate smile to my face, even if I'm not feeling my brightest.
5. On the other side, I've decided to start potty-training M1 this week. I'm going for the 3-day method that I know a few have used (both with and without success), so we'll see how it goes. I'm all ready - went shopping yesterday to get treats, little prizes for going poop in the potty, high fiber snacks just in case, and TONS of little underwear. We're set and ready to go!
6. As I sit here, M2, my 1 yo, is pulling ALL the tissues out of the box...and tearing them in half. He tried to eat toothpaste this morning and this kind of mischief seems to be the norm for my second. I'm learning to be stretched in so many ways with two completely different personalities in my children and I'm learning to laugh in this journey. I love my children!
7. There's nothing better than some kisses and hugs to make your day go better! :)