Life is really too short to be small. I don't think that there has been a truer statement. So with a bit of fun and effort to make something digital look like doodling here I go representing this quote.
So in my house the little make believe things are hung on to longer. Mainly because of Hayden and his toddler like belief system. So when Miss 11 years lost her tooth this weekend we had a conversation like this.
Me So do you need to put your tooth out for the Tooth Fairy?
Miss 11 (a long pause with a large smile on her face)
Me So do you believe in the Tooth Fairy?
Miss 11 Ofcourse the tooth fairy brings money.
And with that she rushed off to the kitchen to get the cup to put her tooth in.
The tooth fairy arrived before bed time and of course nothing more was said about the Tooth Fairy being real or not.
Oh yes you will note that Miss 11 is going to need dental work which is supposed to be starting later this year. She has no fillings but realignment is necessary.
Today Hayden came home with a huge bag of goodies given to our family. It is hard for many people to understand what it is like to care for a medically fragile and challenging person like we do.
So it bought nothing but smiles to our household when Hayden arrived home. Sadly I was not home where the taxi arrived at our house with him. He was so excited, I am told, that the bag fell appart as he got out to show his father what he had.
Anyway this will give you an idea of what volume of thoughtful little gifts were sent to us.
So thank you to the charity Emerge. Your gifts were well appreciated in our house.
I believe that there are no barriers when given the opportunity to learn. The small part of Haydens brain that is functioning constantly proves that. Especially as we were told that he might never walk or talk again. I guess the small amount of brain that is still operational is working overtime.
Summer is hardly over and the winter sport season is already beginning. The last two weekend we have spent the Sunday mornings leaning over the wire fence, peering at the water turf that hockey is played on, watching two of my children trialling for hockey teams.
This year is the first time that Hayden has expressed an interest in hockey. So dutifully I dragged out a pair of well loved hockey socks so he could feel part of the game, even if it is in a small way. This was only to have me told that we wanted a game too. I know that he really means this but hockey has a really hard stick and ball that when used inappropriately can do some damage. I know this for sure as a woman playing social hockey last year had the tip of her finger removed. Hmmm but lets not go there. Perhaps that is something more about the skill and fitness of the players on the field at that time, than anything else.
So in honour of the first two Sundays and Thursday evenings spent at the hockey turf here is McKenzie after having put her best effort in.
Our new to us house requires some DIY work. Naturally all these things require money and then time to get them achieved. We currently have two projects on the go both keeping us busy currently.
That is where the ladders come into play as a board or two is needing replacing along the roof line and preferably before winters wet weather arrives in full force. I know that it just the beginning of autumn here but because summer did not really arrive here this year I am thinking that winter might make a hurried arrival this year and then the window of opportunty to do this outdoor work would be lost.
So out came the ladders (my height phobic husband does not like ladders much) and with a little help and me to fetch and carry anything and everything, a little board replacement has started.
Naturally the paint job will be next summers job. Something bright and breezy I am thinking. You know summer cottage in feel.
Oh I am late posting this but life has truely got away from me in the last few days. So without further ado here is my menu for this week. Not very creative unfortunately my brain is not thinking straight
Just sometimes life gets a little ahead of me and I feel a need to just let it all out. Possibly this is when I get tired or even when I have been the solo parent thing for a while while DH is away for work.
Anyway here is my inspired thought, well someones quote which said things much better than I could.
Now I need to print this out just to remind myself that things are really not as bad as they might seem just now. I suppose in the words of one of my wonderful sisters 'There is always someone worse off than you."
March is here and officially the weather experts tell us here in New Zealand that we did not have a summer. I could have told them that without all the university education that I assume they have invested in. Now it feels like autumn is well and truely here.
So here I am trying to stay in touch with my life by posting my menu.