I have little to say but a desire to write. Today was pretty laid back I finally went and got stamps that I have needed since I was doing Christmas cards…I sent out my last 2 today. Yes a little late ok way late. I do not think that they will mind isn’t it that thought that counts. :[ I also applied for several jobs today. As I was looking for positions I came across one at a child care center and I found it curious to me that a child care center would explicitly say if you have a child that needs care please do not apply here. Really isn’t that discrimination?? I mean I understand that they may not have room…but someone who is just right for that job may be excluded because they don’t want mothers of small children to apply. I can’t wrap my head around it. Oh well my skills will find a better place to be I hope. I want to go back to working with babies mmm I love squishy babies…I just want to snuggle and love on them. 🙂
Now to move to a weightier subject…The air in my house was filled with arguments today, I woke up to the crinkle of a potato chip bag coming from downstairs I crept out of bed and tried to silently make my way to catch my daughter eating the chips. (she had quickly placed the bag in the garbage I am sure due to her hearing the floor boards creak) She has been getting out of bed and sneaking food before I wake up. Our arguing stemmed from the fact that everyday I fight with her about stealing food and going along with that is not listening. I don’t know what do…I am at a loss. I have talked with her about consequences I have discussed the danger of overeating and no matter what I say she is not listening or taking me seriously. Part of the reason I think this is a big deal is because she gained a pound in a month. Not only that but since I have an everyday battle with obesity I worry non-stop about her inheriting my bad habits.
I realize how hard my battle to have a child who’s only example is her obese mother is to be healthy and have good eating habits, but I have hope. I need some advice and help as to get past this phase of stealing food and sassiness before I pull my hair out. I have so many things in mind for my child and a life battling and eating disorder is not one of them. I truly believe that with a little bit of patience and support that I can figure out a way even for my 5 year-old to understand why health is such an important issue. All in all I want to just figure this all out and move forward into the year finding a ways for us to both live healthier. This issue is so much deeper but I think I will save that for a different day. Tomorrow will be better.
This month has been full of photos…I decided to put them all in the same place so here they are! I have had so much fun doing this challenge and learned so much about something I have always been interested in but never really pursued. But now I am thinking it is time for me to learn more about photography and to better document my daughter and I’s life through photos. 🙂 The phrase photography with a purpose comes to mind. Well I hope you enjoy them and as I post new ones I will add them. ❤
This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com
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Merry Christmas all!!! We live a blessed life and are looking forward to celebrating with or big wonderfully loud family!!! Pictures and more to come later. Love how God announced the day this morning.
I am feeling silly and really tired since we have been sick now for well over a week the stomach yuckies past but now I have a cold. And Peanuts is seriously lingering. I have been taking a million pictures and loving every second of my new-found love Instagram. 🙂 I have already talked about the photo challenge but it has continued and is super fun and well challenging. I have a very expressive face and did some silly photos and have decided to share the many faces of me for a silliness release. Tomorrow will be a new day and I am going to make myself write more. Enjoy my crazy pictures I enjoyed taking them.
I Don’t Think So!
Today I got to deal with headaches and shadow play! My photo contest is stretching me and I like it. I have much brewing in the crazy brain and when cleaning is done I’m going to hammer out my thoughts. For now here are the pics from the fun shadow play I did with the Peanut today. She was helping to share the love!!
I am working on two blogs that have me a bit blocked. I want to write I am just not sure how to say what I want. Today was full of snuggles and a little cleaning. It should have been a lot of cleaning but tomorrow I will rock it out and hopefully finish at least one of my blogs in progress…in the meantime I read a blog today that I have been following for about a year and I would love to share with all of you…This blog was heart wrenching and poignant. I hope that you are as touched by it as I was, I relate to this blog in the way that I understand feeling out of sorts and wanting to live authentically. His name is Dan Pearce and his blog is Single Dad Laughing…here is the link… http://www.danoah.com/2012/11/anything-other-than-straight.html I would love to hear what you think about it. 🙂