I sat down with my 3 year old daughter last night to read Mischevious Mom At The Art Gallery, written by Erica Ehm and Rebecca Eckler. My daughter was loved the story and found it funny that the Mom was getting into trouble but was having fun. She really loved the room with all the paints and wanted to get her easel out and start painting.
This is a great read for a bedtime story and to show that it is always good to have a bit of “mischevious” in you as long as it is for fun.
Make sure you pick up this book for your son or daughter and inspire them to create.
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Why am I up at 3:00 AM………oh yeah we have a newborn in the house.
It’s only been 3 years but I have seem to have forgotten some things about raising a newborn baby. It must be human nature to not remember the bad stuff but only remember the good stuff so that we will have more kids because if I remembered how drained you feel a week after who knows what I would have done.
Of course it is not all doom and gloom as having a baby in the house is definitely an amazing feeling and how much peace there is when she is sleeping or eating or……well you know. Ok so not much peace in that more like pieces but hey it’s not that bad when it is your kid.
I think my brain only allowed me to remember the cuddling up in my arms cause I don’t recall my 3 year old crying so much but maybe new one can see my face better.
…………………………………… now what was I saying? Sorry dozed off there for a moment.
Oh yeah – the good certainly outweighs the bad and I get to once again enjoy being a new father.
I am sure a lot of parents are in the stage I am. The why? stage. Where no matter what you say it will be followed by your rugrat responding with why?
Oh and don’t try using why yourself because you either get why back in your face or a laugh followed by, but why?
I know it is great that they are inquisitive and want to learn about everything but there has to be a cutoff point. Maybe a rule where you are only allowed to ask why 10 times a day or come up with a different word then why. Also where did it come from and how do all kids know about it.
The one part about it that sends my head banging against the wall is when why pops up on things she knows like cooking dinner as this conversation went:
- What are you doing? (daughter)
- Cooking dinner. (Me)
- So we can eat.
- Because we are all hungry and it is supper.
- Because it is dinner time.
- Aren’t you hungry?
- Yeah, but why?
- So we can be full and then go to bed.
- Because it is almost your bedtime.
- (BANG. BANG.BANG goes my head against the cupboard. Because, because that is just how life goes.
- I don’t know.
- OK (followed by a big smile on her face……)
- (Under my breath) Little bugger.
Thus was my conversation with my daughter last night but hey I guess it’s better then trying to explain the birds and the bees.
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It’s that time of year to put out a list of resolutions of things you want to change or acheive over the course of the new year. Many that are put down ate always never acheived so it’s always important to make they are things you want to acheive and not just think you do.
Here is my list of what I want to achieve:
- design something everyday to increase my skillset
- maintain my blog so that it becomes a vital part of the community
- decide on my career direction and network, network, network
- drink more water
- become a vital part of This Week In Media
- get my company off the ground and decide what it wants to be
All achievable and let’s see what will happen in the new year.
I am one of those techy people who always want to be ahead of curve with my friends when it comes to home entertainment. I was the first of my friends to have a DVD player with a surround sound system.
Being ahead of the curve does bring up some issues when I venture to other people’s houses as it always leaves me wondering why they still had a VCR and listening through little tiny tube tv speakers.
Now the home entertainment center is redifined again with the XBox 360 being the component to bring it all together. And you can have everything you need at your fingertips.
My current system includes:
- a 32″ HDTV
- Satellite TV with 120 GB DVR
- XBox 360 hooked up to the internet through home network
- Nintendo Wii
While this doesn’t sounds like much but with the Xbox 360 hooked up through the home network I am able to access my home computer so that I can watch movies, listening to music and scan through photos all from my couch.
I never imagined a few years ago when I had a seperate system for music and movies that we would be where we are now where everything is all in one place.
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