Friday, April 11, 2008

Porcupines and parenthood

I'm trying to see my daughters' world from her eyes. She has been replaced (pushed aside), by a new sibling, swept into near obscurity except for demanding attention by being aggressive toward her older siblings and constantly asking previously answered questions. There are other things being done to divert our attention towards her, all negative. What's a parent to do? I am doing my best to give her extra love, but I only have so much time and just two hands! She pushes my patience to the limits and disciplining her is seemingly useless. Lord, give me strength! It's like that book I had seen before, "How to Hug a Porcupine." I will pray and ask for wisdom from others. She pushes hard, but I guess I'll just have to hug harder.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Alpha blog

Well this is the beginning and I'm not sure of how to pursue this feat of blogging. My time is at a premium and I am not one to sit still much. In spite of other necessities that consume my time, I will do my best at this endeavour.
I have been looking at a few other blogs and I think that just speaking my mind on what's going on in my life and the world would be how it works here but I think there is more to blogging than that. There is so much more. You see, I tell my children I come from the Old Country where things were different. People were more caring about each other in most, if not all aspects of life. Children weren't wild and disrespectful, businesses weren't ripping you off and overcharging you and people had a lot more common sense and personal responsibility. An example would be going to the park, falling off a merry-go-round and breaking your arm. Back then, we would go to the hospital and get it fixed. No blame- it just happened. Nowadays, you go to the hospital, they file a claim against the owners of the park, you sue for medical damages and loss of whatever. The park scraps the merry-go-round and the children who use this park lose out. Liability. That's what it's all about.
Of well, I can remember the good old days later. But right now,today, I have a small army to feed.