Friday, May 9, 2008
Needless to say, Scout has grown in to her given name. Her breed is known for "scouting" and she loves to go after birds and mice. She is a sweet, gentle girl, and I don't think my boys could love her any more! Even after almost 3 years of having her, they are so excited to greet her after school or in the morning. She is constantly man-handled by them, and takes it very well. Just this morning before school, my younger son Cole had one of Dad's socks over her long nose - "Look Mom! Scout's an elephant!" I couldn't help but laugh right before I told him to get that sock off her nose because she couldn't breathe! Scout just sat there, with that sock on her nose, peering at us with her big, brown eyes. If that is not love for her family, I don't know what is!
Posted by Katherine at 1:33 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I've spoken to many friends about this unending battle we seem to wage with our teens. It is almost like a "who will win this one" situation at times. My friends and I discuss how our children have become so self-centered. I reminded a friend that that behavior is part of being a teen (or so I've found from any parenting book I can get me hands on!) and yet we both agreed that it is terrible - just the same!
I was thinking about the complexities of raising a teen on the way to school the other day, and suddenly, there was Maya Angelou on the radio talking about mothers. She said there are two types of mothers, those who are wonderful with small children, and the next group being those that are great with teens. Which group do I fall in to? I haven't figured that one out yet -- but I am trying - everyday.
Posted by Katherine at 4:03 PM