|My cute little monsters|
When you are pregnant with your children, you kinda wonder what they will look like and kinda wonder what they will act like. Will they laugh at fart jokes? Cry when you yell too loud? Then you start watching your tiny babies grow and change and become their own tiny little person with their own tiny little personality. As they get older and older you start to see THEM. The person they are going to be. Sometimes you see yourself in them , sometimes you see your spouse. Sometimes you smile. Sometimes you cringe.
I started thinking what parts of me I would want them to get and what parts of me I SO don't want them to get....
What I hope they DO get
I hope they both love to read.
They both already seem to love books as much as do. I hope in continues through their lives and makes school that much more enjoyable to them. I remember my sister and brother hating book reports and other school stuff because they disliked reading.
I hope they both love animals to a fault.
I can't imagine my life without the amazing dogs that have been in it. I love riding horses and will pet a cat whenever I have the chance. I want them to always be kind to animals. They need our help as much as we need theirs. Maybe they'll even volunteer with them someday.
|Charlie and K 2009|
I hope they are artistic.
It's so much fun to create and even if they are not the next Picasso....i want them to feel comfortable with whatever they do. Just because it doesn't look like someone else's doesn't mean it is bad.
I hope they can just BE.
Sometimes it just feels good to be by yourself and do what you want to do. That may be the introvert in me talking but you need to learn to be and do things by yourself and be ok with that.
|S collecting her "treasures".....seed pods from the trees|
I hope they love to document their lives
Whether it is photo albums, video, journals, or family tree stuff... I love to remember what I've done and how I felt about it. It's so comforting and grounding to me. I love that my mom did it for us and now I'm doing it for them. Maybe they'll do it for their kids too.
|Hold still, S..... with K in 2011|
I hope they'll be choosy about their friends
Friends are so important in our lives. It's been hard for me to accept that quality is better than quanity as I've gotten older. They don't have to settle when it comes to friends.
I hope they love to sing
Nothing makes me happier than singing in the car. Music just sends me to a better place. I hope they always love to sing and it beings them as much joy as it brings me.
What I hope they DON'T get
I hope they talk more than me
It's hard to make friends and feel like you fit in school if you're too shy or scared to talk. I want them to feel free to speak their minds ( as long as they have nice things to say)
I hope they have a thicker skin
I hate when people pick on me even if their joking. I never think it's funny and sometimes I wonder if life would be easier on me if I did.
I hope they can let some things go.
Sometimes I'm so hurt that i can't move past it and it has, I'm sure, put up walls in my life. I'm not saying they should let people walk all over or hurt them. I'm saying that once it is over, I hope they can either forgive and move on or just forget about the person all together.
I hope they like to play sports or at least like to watch them.
I was horrible at sports as a child and still am. Again, it made school miserable and made me feel left out. If I had played or at least gone to games, maybe it would have helped. I kinda watch our home town teams now but I'm no super fan.
I hope they don't get my crappy immune system.If someone sneezes in Ohio and there's a westerly wind, I'm sick the next day. Where as their dad never seems to get sick. But I will say that I'll take a million small colds over a horrible, life threatening illness any day.
I hope they only see the good/ positive side of things (at least most of the time)
I feel like it's an inherited trait in my family. Sometimes I feel like I'll never be able to break the cycle of negativity and I sure as heck don't want them to be that way. Again, I want life to be easier for them than it was for me, emotionally.
I hope they are not so scared or so unsure that they don't follow their dreams
Everyone has dreams or things they think they might want to do or be. Just because someone else doesn't think it's a good idea, doesn't mean they should do it. They should do things for themselves. not for other people . Not even for me and their dad. It's their lives and their dreams. Please go live them.
What is your top thing you hope your kids get from you and the top thing you hope they NEVER get from you?
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