1. first off, I want to thank you for all the thoughtful comments on Tuesday's post. I love hearing from you, and your kind words have touched me in so many ways-- they have brought a smile to my lips on countless occasions, picked me up when I've been feeling down, inspired me in a variety of different ways, and most importantly, during times of frustration and difficulties, your words have been a source of encouragement. it's comforting to know I'm not alone in my struggles.
2. after watching the slideshow, Gary was worried it might give people the impression that we lead this sort of glamorous life or something. oh how I laughed! I laughed like this: ha, ha! Ha! HOOOO! heh. he obviously doesn't read my blog.
3. somedays I feel like I am the worst parent ever, have no idea what I'm doing, and should probably pack up and find my kids an expert who can deal with them in a manner that doesn't involve a.) shouting and b.) more shouting. it's not like the kids are doing anything that horrible per se, but rather it's the noise that gets to me. oh, The Noise! it pushes my buttons until they're all broken and I'm like a stuck car horn that won't turn off and is just blaring NO STOP IT I SAID STOP IT AAARGH!
perhaps the easiest solution would be to simply invest in a pair of earplugs?
4. at three months-old, Finley has turned into the softest, squishiest, sweetest thing ever. kind of reminds me of a marshmallow, except for one thing-- he smiles back:
|as a way to track his growth, I've been taking monthly photos of Finley on a desk calendar.|
PS. I apologize for the somewhat sporadic/spotty posting, but life has been a little er, crazy lately. I'm hoping that in time, things will begin to iron themselves out and it'll be smooth sailing once again. you know, like when I'm 60.