“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
A recent conversation I had with my kindergartener went something like this…
Punkin: Mommy, why is your belly so floppy?
Me: Well, Mommy had three babies. Remember when Mommy’s belly was big like a balloon? When the baby was inside? Well, when the baby comes out, Mommy’s belly is like a balloon with no air inside, and that is why it’s floppy.
Punkin: Oh. (giggles)
Yes, the truth hurts, but it’s also pretty funny.
Here is something my kindergartener said to me recently. It made me laugh, so I wanted to share it.
GeekBoy: “Mommy, do you know how I could tell the baby was awake?”
GeekMom: “How did you know, Punkin?”
GeekBoy: “I heard her through the baby ther-monitor.”
A few days ago, I was driving The Mother Ship (minivan) with the kids in the back. The boys, ages 6 and 8, were reaching across the seat between them, going “chomp! chomp!” toward one another. Hoping to avert a brawl, I was about to tell them to keep their hands to themselves, when I heard the younger one say, “Chomp! I’m a Venus flytrap!” I thought that was cute. Then, the older one responded, “Well, I’m a Jupiter flytrap. I’m bigger!” 🙂