Monday, August 23, 2010

Great Benefits

Parenthood is like any worthwhile career: There are times when it's boring and times when it's aggravating, but there are also lots of times when you feel incredibly blessed to be part of something so rewarding and wonderful.

One big difference is that with a career, you may change the world, but you may not. By contrast, as a parent you make an indelible impression on your child's life and indirectly influence every person they will ever meet.

Also, you get to hug your coworkers on a regular basis. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Song Association

I always sing a hymn or Primary song to my three-year-old when I put her down for a nap. I usually ask if she has a preference, whereupon she asks for a song about painting (I sing "Primary Colors") or bed time ("Did You Think to Pray?" - "Oh, how praying rests the weary . . .").

Today she asked for a song about hangers, so I sang "Hold to the Rod." :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

I Couldn't Agree More

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx