Having a strong-willed child like my Girl 1, I try to radiate this kind of aura:
Every time she sees me though, Girl 1 hears me singing this (the refrain):
I heard this song in the grocery store a while ago and stopped dead in my tracks. “That’s it!” I thought. That expresses exactly what Girl 1 thinks I think!
I found my iPhone! In the linen closet, bottom shelf, under the bottom most towel. Random! (As the young fry used to say a few years ago.)
It’s a relief (a) to find it and (b) to know that I didn’t do something stupid like drop it in the trash and (c) to find it in a place in which I wouldn’t have looked even if I had done a thorough search of the house, which I didn’t.
If you have an iPhone, spare yourself the frustration and wasted time and money I did: go to your settings, then go to “iCloud,” then make sure the “Find my iPhone” option is turned On.
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Style, really got me thinking. It’s all about how much of your children’s childhood you can miss by being glued to your smartphone all the time.
I see the point, but, on the other hand, I feel that if I were 100% “present” emotionally and socially, as well as physically, to my two ankle-biters, I would go crazy. Really crazy. Young children don’t understand that mommies need boundaries.
Anyhoo, losing the iPhone, along with my no-internet-after-8pm resolution, put me on a sort of involuntary retreat. The evenings are definitely more restorative, which has been a good thing, because the girls have been awfully sick this past week and . . . .
Before having kids, the concept of “caring for a sick child” carried the image of a child in bed and a parent sitting at a child’s bedside. Just sitting.
Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha. Ha ha. Ha ha.
I recently read this short little interview with Mark Wahlberg on marriage. Amazing. He lists going to church as the #1 secret to a good marriage, at a time when “being spiritual” is cool but “going to church” is looked down upon as close-minded, unenlightened. Not that Mr. Wahlberg is an all-around good role model but still, I found his words refreshing.
Oh my goodness, have you heard about Justice Scalia’s hat that he wore to the presidential inauguration? Read about it here. Totally made my day!
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