Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We have successfully gone ____ days without accident


The answer is zero days without accident. 
The answer will probably be zero for the foreseeable future. 

Between our two delicate little princesses, in the past week we've had four falls off something higher than a step stool, four bite injuries, three skinned knees, two skinned elbows, countless bruises, a bloody foot, a bee sting, and a smashed middle finger. 

While the fact that Glitz is flipping off the camera (in response to OG asking her which one is hurt) is funny, I can't help but think she's silently thinking, "who ARE these fools? Aren't they supposed to keep me safe?" 

Sigh. I try. But between watching Dr Phil and playing Sims, I really don't have a lot of time for safety seminars. 
C'mon Glitz. 
Take some responsibility already. Watch out for you sister, chances are she's doing something wrong as we speak. 


Friday, May 2, 2014

The two wolves

I wanted to share with you this story that OG told Glitz (3-1/2 yrs old) last week. You may have heard it before. 

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.
“One is Evil – It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
“The other is Good – It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”


He simplified it for her and gave her examples of how to feed the good wolf, and what behaviors feed the bad wolf. 

Since then, she's been very mindful of not feeding the bad wolf. I'm sure it won't last forever, but it's been working for us lately!