Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday's Love and I'm Better Off Without Lists...

Love List...
  • I caught Jillian practicing mad faces in the mirror on Monday.  It was serious business for her.  My opinion...she really doesn't need the practice.  She has mastered that skill quite some time ago.
  • Myles: "I hope I have a boy and a girl baby when I grow up, just like us.  I would name my boy after myself.  Me: "What would you name your girl?"  Myles: "That would be up to my wife of course!!  These great ideas just keep swirling in my head, Mom!"
  • Saugatuck, Michigan.  I love walking the boardwalk looking at the boats, meandering through the quaint little shops, stopping at the playground to run around, and grabbing ice cream for the kids to enjoy on the lawn of the park.
  • I am rocking a toe ring again.  White with yellow designs.  It has been at least five years, but why the heck not?
  • Jillian made her first career proclamation this weekend.  She said, "Mom, I  might want to be an ice cream maker when I grow up."  As long as she is happy...
  • The Letter "J" I made for baby Josephine's shower this week.  Once I got over it needing to be perfect, it turned out just fine!  Actually, it probably looks better messy.
  • The money we dropped on private swimming lessons for Myles was worth every penny.  He proved it on Monday.
  • I wore a dress to work today that I bought ten years ago.  TEN!  I had five compliments on it.  Hilarious!  Guess some things truly never go out of style?
  • Myles had his last day of preschool last week.  Not sure which list this belongs on because I can't believe how big he is!  He is so excited about Kindergarten.  I think he would love to fast forward the summer, so he could go to school now. 

Better Off Without List...

  • The illusion that everyone's life is perfect.  We all have our own problems that we are dealing with, right?
  • Heavy food in the summer.  No wonder we all look our best in the summer...sun-kissed cheeks and the winter-five cushion...gone!  Who can slam a big serving of lasagna when it's 95 degrees?  Please pass the salad!
  • Stronger by Kelly Clarkson.  You know, the cool video the Seattle Children's Hospital put together was awesome and I loved it...but I hate that song.  I'm not sure it is even true.  What doesn't kill you makes you stronger?  Says who?  Kelly?  The "From Justin to Kelly," Kelly?  Hmmm.  I can't change the channel fast enough.
  • Sick babies.  It gets me every time.  I can honestly say, THAT is WHY I am a germophobe.


  1. For me, Jordyn going to 1st grade is worse for me...kindergarten seems so innocent and carefree. The start of number grades scares me!! Good luck!!
    I think people who have a need to have the perfect life are trying to find themselves. I know people who struggle with it. In my opinion, my life is my version of perfect (which may or may not be someone else's). Even my 'bad' days are not as bad as someone else's. One of my closest girlfriends always says it is about perspective. I firmly believe she is correct!
    I believe it is similar to parents who feel they are 'perfect' and that the methods the use produce better offspring. I become so frustrated with other parents at times. We all do what we think/feel is best for our families. I highly doubt their is a mother out there who intentionally does anything to harm their children.
    Why do so many people feel the need to be perfect? Whether it is the bigger house, the better job, the smarter kid? We are all in this together. If we spent the time building each other up, we would be in a much better happier world (at least, I think so.)!

  2. I look forward each Tuesday for your love and better off lists...

  3. I also think Saugatuck is one of the coolest towns, and I agree with Jillian wanting to make her own ice cream.
    I make my own ice cream once in a while.


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