Random thing #1 – Activities. I used to criticize other parents who had their children in numerous activities, now I am guilty of just that. I guess it is much easier when you only have one child and my child happens to be very active and loves anything that involves other children. Plus, I love that I can introduce Novalie to several different sports. Swimming lessons are not an option for her not to take right now because we spend our summers at the pool and she needs to know how to swim. But, all the other activities, if she says I don’t want to go, then she will have to finish out the session because that teaches responsibility and following through with things you start, but after that, she won’t have to do that sport again. So far, she has loved all the sports and she is very athletic, so it comes easy to her. Following instructions and listening, that doesn’t come so easily, but each new session of a sport she gets better and can focus for longer. I love watching Novalie do sports.
Random thing #2 – Blogs. I love reading blogs. I read blogs of people I don’t even know. I love getting lost in someone else’s world, that is probably why I love to read and read an average of 2 books a week. People probably think I am obsessed with them, but I am not, I promise, I just love reading blogs.
Random thing #3 – We were getting ready for our little Easter get together we were having at our house and I asked Novalie to take her toys to her toy room. Right after I asked her, I heard Kevin laughing and said, “do you know what Novalie just said.” This is what she said, “My mom is driving me crazy!” How funny! Kevin asked me if I say that expression a lot and I had to think about it, but in fact I do. Not at and about people, but I am saying it a lot, for example, “my pants are driving me crazy, this car in front of me is driving me crazy, these gas prices are driving me crazy.” So, I am trying really hard now not to say that expression any longer. I can laugh at Novalie now, but when she is saying that to her primary teacher, I am pretty sure I won’t be laughing.
Random thing #4 – I miss my family. I really miss my family. I didn’t think that at 31 I would get homesick, but I do.
Random thing #5 – Adoption. I am nervous to jump back on the roller coaster ride that you are on when you are in the middle of an adoption, but it is time. Very soon we will be overwhelmed with a “to do” list of everything involved in an adoption. Our next child is waiting for his or her family, I can feel it as sure as I felt it when we adopted Novalie. It is time.