Dec 19, 2011

No Original Thought

So recently I had the opportunity to go see a movie at a real movie theater. I know for most of you this is not big deal but I grew up going to the movies with my parents and younger sister and the have fond memories of our Tuesdays in the summer where we would go bowling, eat lunch and then catch a movie. They were great family times.

But as life has progressed going out to the movies has become a back burner activity. Movies now cost so much and time is also a factor. However, since my son has started preschool I have found myself with a couple of hours to kill 2 days a week and out of curiosity I looked up the closest theater to his school and found that I could every once in a while catch a flix. YEAH for mommy time!

So I went to see the movie Hugo 3D and first let me tell you it is a great movie. If you have a chance you need to go see it. Next was my other observations and hence the title of this post. Of all the previews they showed 80% of them were older films updated for 3D, Titanic, Star Wars and another I can't recall. So that tells me Hollywood has run out of original thoughts for movies. So in that same vein I thought I would re-purpose some things that I have found on Pinterest, Facebook and other sights that you as the reader might not see if  you don't frequent those sights so sit back and enjoy some post of "non original thoughts" by this blog author.

My first entry in this category I found on Pinterest. It is one that will really only be applicable to parents so enjoy.

This post came from another blogger and it has real meaning to my life at the present.

A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents

I received this at MOPs one week and just now found it again.  Reading this just makes me want to do everything to be a better Mom  and reminds me of things I should and shouldn’t do.  It also make me a little sad because before I know it, they are going to be big and going off to college. 
1. My hands are small; please don’t expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My legs are short; please slow down so that I can keep up with you.
2. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have; please let me explore safely: don’t restrict me unnecessarily.
3. Housework will always be there. I’m only little such a short time—please take time to explain things to me about this wonderful world, and do so willingly.
4. My feelings are tender; please be sensitive to my needs; don’t nag me all day long. (You wouldn’t want to be nagged for your inquisitiveness.) Treat me as you would like to be treated.
5. I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and disciplining me in a loving manner.
6. I need your encouragement, but not your praise, to grow. Please go easy on the criticism; remember you can criticize the things I do without criticizing me.
7. Please give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my mistakes. Then someday I’ll be prepared to make the kind of decisions life requires of me.
8. Please don’t do things over for me. Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts didn’t quite measure up to your expectations. I know it’s hard, but please don’t try to compare me with my brother or my sister.
9. Please don’t be afraid to leave for a weekend together.  Kids need vacations from parents, just as parents need vacations from kids. Besides, it’s a great way to show us kids that your marriage is very special.
10. Please take me to Sunday school and church regularly, setting a good example for me to follow. I enjoy learning more about God.
I know that when the kids are driving me crazy, I can sit down and read this and feel so much better! Where was this yesterday!?!?! :)
*Feel free to print off and put on your fridge for a daily reminder of how to treat your kiddos!
**A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents, by Dr. Kevin Leman

Dec 14, 2011

I Don't Know...

Blogging...blogging...sitting down and putting my thoughts in has been so long since I have...I don't know where to start...

I have thoughts and ideas that I want to write about and while I am driving my son to school, taking a shower or cooking supper I come up with these great plans. Then by the time I get to where I can write I am to tired, or find some excuse of why I can't. Oh well I just need to do it. I like blogging it can be very therapeutic so this is just me giving myself encouragement...I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...