Friday, March 14, 2008
I'm an Edward fan and always have been. Adam has never read the books but he is well aware of who he is and has even made a joke about him being his competition. I love Edward and have even told Adam that I feel sorry for myself that he doesn't love me like Edward loves Bella (I know I'm a dork, but I'm getting to that). Anyway yesterday I overheard a group of women who were having a conversation about how incredible he is blah blah and the thought occurred to me that I am a little crazy. Can you imagine what a fit I would throw if he "fantasized" about .... Bella. If I were ever compared to how great another woman was or even a female figure in a book, Adam would be in a lot of trouble. I guess it's been a bit of a double standard
Posted by Gretchen at 8:37 AM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Adalynn loves to talk and most of the time, if she's
thinking about something and it's somewhat important to
her, she is probably talking about it and from
every angle for that matter.
This is obviously
a trait that she gets from me,
I have noticed on occasionthat she tends to wear people out.
The other day she had a friend over
and the little girl was getting annoyed with her.
It also seems to happen a lot as I'm checking out
of our grocery store. By the time we leave, the cashier
usually knows where we are going, where we've been
what our list had on it and what we are going to use it for. etc.etc.
My first impulse when I catch her in these moments
is to quiet her as gently as possible. I'm her Mom
and I want to protect her and save her from
any rejection that will ever come her way.
I was taking about a similar subject with a friend
and she was telling me about a "problem" her sister
had and she went to her mom and told her that as her mother,
she really needed to talk to her about it because it was
a problem. Her mom's response changed my perspective.
She said something to the effect of "Don't you
think she's going to get that enough. I feel like
I need to be the one person in the world that makes
her feel accepted for just the way she is."
So... I am working on being a better listener.
I could use a good trainer and I happen to
think that she is perfect for the job!
Posted by Gretchen at 11:06 AM