Sunday, November 18, 2007

Random thoughts

  • I would not make a good spider. What tenacious creatures- weaving and re-weaving their webs! There are two spiders outside our house who've had their webs going for more than a month. There's been wind, rain, kids running through their anchor lines, and they're still there! Aha, they are called Spiny Orb Weavers; here is one of the dudes outside of our house

  • a random tune on the radio brings me back instantly: Enjoy the Silence, I'm walking up Lex on my way to the Greek Consulate to do some volunteer work. In the beat of the song, I feel my stride, my tights, my shoes, my 20 year old self.
  • I don't particularly enjoy being outside, so I don't get my kids outside as much as I 'should' (damn I hate that word!). I know they need physical activity, and I soothe that worry by reminding myself of their daily recess and four times a week PE class. Fortunately for all of us, we are at the time of year when it is pleasant to be outside in Florida.
  • Similarly, I recognize that my kids need the opportunity to play with other kids, but I have a hard time getting past my own social awkwardness to invite kids over or arrange meet ups with other kids. Solution: teach kids to make their own phone calls to invite kids over. (and yes, I have done this!)


adena said...

I also feel the guilt about not getting my kid outside enough and not being good enough at making playdates. Is there any end to the guilt of motherhood?!?!?

nyjlm said...

LOL. I don't think so!