09 March 2011


Jonas has quite the absorbent mind. I never realize how much he is processing, both consciously and unconsciously through his senses.

Case in Point: A few weeks ago we visited the National Museum of Funeral History (which is awesome and will get its own post someday). There was a huge exhibit featuring Papal history that intrigued Jonas.

Yesterday, we celebrated Mardi Gras at the library's preschool story time.

All of this Catholicism has him thinking. Without any prompting from me, Jonas is voluntarily participating in Lent.

He's giving up naps.

Makes a mother proud.

05 March 2011

A Good Reminder

Sometimes on days like today when I am ashamed of how I parented my child, I look at old pictures and remember I don't do everything wrong.

My boy asks to play in the waddle, so we do. Not because it's easy for me, but because it's fun for him.

Tender mercies let me realize that I can have a failure of a day. But as long as my successes outnumber the failures, I'm doing okay.

(And when those failure days stretch into 6 days in a row, that's when I know I need a nap)

{May 17, 2010}