"His oath, His covenant, and blood Support me in the whelming flood; When every earthly prop gives way, He then is all my Hope and Stay. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand."
video games. somebody make the loud noises stop. i'm begging you.
anywho, i had to write down this fabulous quote from E today...
while getting ready for school, we were talking about how he is a big boy and not a baby any-more. he's wearing his underwear and going potty like a champ ya know. :) but back to the story... so i'm telling him how wonderful it is that he is so big and can do all these things by himself now, and he just stopped and thought about this. then he said to me: "Mommy, i'm not getting old. i'm getting new." FABULOUS isn't it?!
LOVE this kid. like, with all my heart.
and one more thing...
i saw an interview last night with angelinajolie, and she said something i thought was so cool. she was talking about motherhood, and all the important things she wants to provide for her children like a good education, consistent discipline, and things like that. but then she said that one of the most important gifts you can give your children, is to let them know what a joy it is to be their mother.
i really agree. no child should ever feel like a burden, or that they ruined your life by being born. allow them every day to see the smiles they bring to your face.
So, today at church, Seth's grandmother told me about the Blue-Stocking Ladies. I had never heard this before, have you?..
"The "Blue Stocking Ladies" were a group of intelligent, literary women in the mid 18th century who held evenings devoted to serious conversation. Both sexes were included, and the evenings were an attempt to dismantle social stereotypes that confined intellectual debate to male domain and relegated women to trivial topics. The name "bluestocking" is thought to be from the stockings of Benjamin Stillingfleet, who attended in daytime blue because he was unable to afford black evening stockings.
Since then, "bluestocking" has become a mildly pejorative word for a highly educated woman with an interest in serious academic subjects. We like the idea of reappropriating it."
When two men on a motorcycle rode by our car, he said: "Those are two mans and two basketballs (referring to their black helmets)."
Talking about The Big Bad Wolf in comparison to Buzz Lightyear: "The Big Bad Wolf (does) not have two lasers, No."
and after reading a few bible stories he said: "I want the whale to eat the big giant (Jonah and David and Goliath)."
He's insisting these days that there is a bear in his room, and he will not go in there by himself. He's also sneaking into our room at night lately. Last night, Seth woke me up and pointed to the little boy snoring in our bed. Cute. Real cute.
and tomorrow we start POTTY TRAINING. Gonna go shopping for Toy Story underwear and throw the diapers away. Should be eventful...