Sunday, October 9, 2016

Role Models

Recently our 6 3/4 year old daughter and I had a girls movie night. We snuggled in bed and turned on the laptop. We searched through Xfinity, Netflix, and Amazon Prime to find the show she would choose.  
...And she chose a Lego Movie called Cosmic Clash. Now, keep in my mind our girl rarely choses anything related to Lego. She leans 99% of the time towards more the more feminine type of plots - and has for the last few years on her own accord, so honestly, I was some what excited about watching something different. 

The movie was fine, but that's not my point. Here is what she picked up on in the middle of the movie...

"Mommy, why do the girl Super Heroes have to wear underwear or skirts - and the boys get to all wear pants?"

She's right, why? I mean, sure the Super Hero Legos are based off of Marvel Comics, but they could have, I mean, they're Legos, made a few creative changes.... It's not like the Legos look truly like the comic books. Why couldn't Wonder Women be wearing pants? or at least tights? 

Our daughters and sons are paying attention to everything that is happening today in media and on the news and what we talk about at home. The idea of a positive role models isn't just in the toys and shows they play with and watch, but also what we as parents are talking about and listening to. 

Speaking of paying attention, she's so excited to have a female Presidential candidate, she jumps with JOY every time she sees a sign or a sticker - a Woman Candidate in pants I might add. 

So I can say I stand with my Daughter, I stand with Hillary, and I stand with all Women and children today. #Imwithher 



Thursday, May 12, 2016

Breaking up the routine

After packing lunch, getting our girl and myself dressed, letting the dog out, driving to school, doing my volunteer traffic duty at school; I met up with some girlfriends to SUP on Lake Union. We hadn't gotten together on the lake in almost 2 years...so it was time.

My girl Traci said it best, "Thank you both for being a friend that we can pick up where we left off!..." And she's right. It felt like it was the week after the week we did it last time. Paddling, talking, catching up, and just being girlfriends. It felt amazing to be on the water in the beauty of our city in the sun watching sea planes, kayaks, and boats go by.

Sometimes you just have to take the time and do something different in your week...and if you can do it with girlfriends, even better.


Photo Credit:  Obviously a selfie by me... by my iPhone that was saved by Ziplock bag which I carried in a bag which I chose to carry for some odd reason. Which btw, saved my iPhone later when I fell in.... Stephanie is obviously laughing about something hysterical. I love this picture. Traci, not pictured, I'm sure is smiling too. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Kindergarten

Time to blog; time to blog; time to blog....

I feel like the white rabbit....I'm late, I'm late....for a very important date.

I have this 'blog' (*do we even call them that anymore? Seems like so yesterday.....) Actually I have a few blogs and have had other blogs and usually only update this blog, but haven't in awhile.

I've been busy.

"Busy doing what?" you ask....

Busy doing Kindergarten.

"You're not in Kindergarten!" you say....

Of course not, but our girl is this 2015/16 school year- and well, in case you too have no clue what that first experience is like having a child enter the school system (*and no, preschool does not prepare you enough for what I'm trying to explain...) you have no clue.

You don't know what it's like to meet the new parents, the new crew. Have your child make new friends, new play dates. Have a new routine. Have the child tired in a new way. Paperwork. Binders. More paperwork. Homework (*yes, in Kindergarten.) And more...

Plus we sadly- but gladly -made the decision to pull our little girl out of the very confused and not effective for our family Seattle Public School District and send her to a private school over Christmas.

So basically we're starting over again.

So....it's time to let you know that Kindergarten will kick your sweet butts, but it's also amazing too. You see your kiddo grow in a way you never even could expect (*and sleep hard again!)

Good Luck!