Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Normally I use my blog for cute pictures and intersting (if only to me) stories about me and my family. There are of course lots of things in this world that outrage me and once going I am sure I could rant with the best of them. I did just post yesterday and if you want something a little more uplifting feel free to skip this particular blog and scroll down to the next post. Believe me I won't be offended. With all that being said when I read this article on the internet I just had to speak out. I know no one who has the ability to change this policy will read my opinion and even if they did I am sure it would have little or no impact on the situation, yet I still felt the need to voice my concern. So here it is.....I just finished reading how one school district in Portland, Maine has decided by a vote of 7-2 it will now provide not only condoms but birth control pills as well as the birth control patch to that districts middle schools. YES, MIDDLE SCHOOLS!!! Not high schools, but middle schools. The ages of these CHILDREN are 11 to 13. I am sure to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy they did stipulate that parents must sign a waiver for their children to be seen by the clinic, but under state law such treatment is confidential, and students decide for themselves whether to tell their parents about the services they receive. So if you want your child to have the option of getting an aspirin just understand they also could ask for birth control pills and you would never know about it. It absolutely boggles my mind that school officials have the right to provide CHILDREN with not only contraceptives but with prescription medicine. I feel outraged and sick to my stomach at the thought of 11 year olds going to the school clinic in order to get birth control. So let me understand this correctly the school has no authority to allow students and teachers to pray but they do have the authority to hand out birth control? Are you kidding me????? On a side note when I read things like this I am SO THANKFUL to live in ultra conservative Rexburg, Idaho.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
So the other day was one of those days where everything was just a little "off". I wasn't in a great mood and neither was Madelyn. Jackson, well Jackson is always happy. Seriously, he is just the happiest, messiest, loves to get into everything kind of boy. Even when he poops all over everything you can't stay frusterated for very long because he is just so dang cute. Okay back to the original story...at the end of that very long day, when everyone was in bed except me Madelyn woke up and of course wanted more milk. Perhaps I was feeling generous because I had been so grouchy that day so I got her another sippy of milk. I went in her room and laid down by her (she loves to snuggle at night). As we were lying there she rolled over and said mom I am sorry I was such a mean girl today, now feeling very guilty for my short temper I said Madelyn I am also sorry for being such a mean mom today. I said maybe tomorrow we can both be a little nicer...is that a good idea? She said yes mom that is a good idea and maybe Heavenly Father and Jesus can help us be nice....is that a great idea mom? Hugging her trying not to cry I ensured her that that was the greatest idea I had ever heard.
Sometimes I think I miss so many of the great moments motherhood has to offer because I am too busy, or too distracted by something not nearly as important as Madelyn and Jackson. However, I am thankful for chubby hands that always pat my back when I hold Jackson. And I am thankful for the many times a day Madelyn tells me I am her very best mom. I love that they are the children Heavenly Father chose to send to our family. I look at them both with their red hair and adorable faces and can't imagine what my life would have been like without the two of them in it. I love looking back and seeing the many things that had to take place in order for me to be their mother and every time I do I marvel at God's ability to make even the most unlikely of events occur.
There are some days when everything that goes along with motherhood seems too much for me to handle and I just want to throw my hands up and say I quit! But today I am thankful. Thankful for the messy house, the loads of laundry that are just waiting to be cleaned, the half eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich that is sitting on the table, and even for Barney tape Jackson loves. Because without all of that my life would be sad and lonely.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
The unexpected statements starting coming at me yesterday. First it was...mom I need you to go and get me a boy. Not sure if I understood her correctly I asked WHAT? She said mom boys hold girls hands and boys dance with girls...I need you to get me a boy mom, so I can dance. I asked if dad was a possibility and of course the answer was no, dad was entirely too big and buddy, well too small. I guess you could say we were in a "Three Bears" situation. One too big, one too small when what we really needed was one boy who was juuuust right. All day this is what she asked for....a boy. Then this morning she comes downstairs and asks "Mom, what is that boy's name"? I don't know Madelyn what boy are you talking about? You know mom...that boy! I said are you talking about Camden? She said yes mom, Camden! And mom I am going to marry him. I said really you are going to marry Camden and she said yes, he is the boy of my dreams! At this point I could no longer maintain my serious face and started to laugh. This wasn't good...actually this reaction made her quite irritated. She put her hands on her hips and said mom I am going to marry Camden and all my dreams will come true! Okay, where does she get this stuff? Perhaps a little more mom and daughter time is in order instead of Disney Princess and daughter time. Boy are we in for it!!
Thursday, October 04, 2007
There really isn't much to say as of late, no amusing stories or witty remarks. I am blank! Maybe it is all the benadryl I have been taking (allergies here have been horrendous). But I did take a few pictures of the children lately and so I thought the least I could do was post them if only so you don't have to look at the "boob lights"any longer. I hope all is well with each of you, I love reading your comments and am so glad to call all of you my friends