It’s been a big week. Little Miss 2.5 showed exceptional bravery on Wednesday when she went under a general anesthetic and Mrs II held it together really well (until your’s truly got a mild eye irritation). Not sure if anyone has been to Royal North Shore in Sydney lately but the nurses, doctors and orderlies do an amazing job making little people and their parents feel at ease. They deserve much praise.
An awesome letter
I’m not 40 yet but when I get there I’d be happy if I was able to impart a tenth of the wisdom in this article written by Julianna Miner. The article is full of pearls pearls of wisdom like;
- Drama goes where drama’s welcome and Pain goes where pain’s welcome
- I have never regretted a single time that I kept my mouth shut, got my crazy under control, and didn’t lose my schmidt. But I regret every, single time I ever yelled at someone.
Can’t quite say much more than this chick has it together enough to realise that she doesn’t know everything (but knows enough). I’m plagiarising the bollocks out of this in a few years for my kids.
…and a poem (that rhymes)
So I’m a simple guy, with simple pleasures and simple ideas. Craft, fashion and anything poetic, be it high brow or haiku, is usually over my head… and unread (rhyme #1). For some reason I purposely clicked on mummysundeservedblessings.com’s “Why I don’t love you: a poem” and with fingers crossed that I wouldn’t have to try to hard to understanda her stanzas (and there’s #2) there it was, 20 lines of golden rhymes (boom – #3). I was pleased to see someone had managed to get “shiny phone” and “scream and moan” in poetic form but was then over the moon when I read “Mum, I’ve done a poo” included for good measure.
On a serious note, as is the way when wandering around the parent blogging community, once you start poking around someone else’s site you often become amazed by the honest, candid writing you find. Lisa posts about miscarriage and infertility, and has a brave guest post about PND. If that’s all a bit too heavy for you, she has a recipe for pork belly that I’m making this weekend (assuming one of us isn’t in labour). Lisa’s blog is defintely worth a look around. She’s on twitter and Facebook
And a post at just the right time
In my head I had a bit of life happening this week but after reading this great post from Trish over at mylittledrummerboys I got the “pull-yourself-together-and-be-thankful-you-dick” that I needed, to be the Dad I needed to be. Apart from hosting a great little Worldless Wednesday linkup Trish has a way of consistently putting some relativity around what’s going on for me and how I handle it. It’s unlikely that if your reading this, you haven’t been to Trish’s blog but if not, pop in, you never know what you’ll find.
If Mr/Miss 0.9 can follow a project plan, I may not be in a position to post what caught my eye next Friday. Fingers crossed (I’m sure Mrs II is dead keen for any suggestions about how to speed up the onset of labour right now).
Anything caught your eye? Got a 20 words or less bit of wisdom you would put into a letter for your kids? Where do you get your “relativity” from?
As always, getting my flog on with the the ever popular Grace from withsomegrace.com.