I have to say (as I am sure every parent will tell you about their kids) my 2 have some qualities that are so eerily similar to mine that I am stunned sometimes.
Well I took the kids to the zoo the other day. It was turning out to be one of those rare days when Parker & Addison were getting along great. So I was sitting on a bench letting them run up & down the hill outside of the cafeteria. I gave them the 5 minute warning when Addison burst into tears. I went over to her & asked “What’s wrong?” She said, “We caaaaaaan’t gooooo!!” I asked why not & she told me she couldn’t find ‘Skippy.’ So I did a quick mental inventory of the stuffed animals & dolls that Addison owns & I drew a blank. “Who’s Skippy honey?”
“Ummm. Your ROCK honey?”
I was chatting this morning with my buddy Dominic Terry. He told me to check out his FB because he had inadvertantly opened a major can of...worms. If you will.
His post read like this: 'Why can't we all just agree that pets are not children?'
And as we were chatting he told me to check it out because he knows I have 2 100lb dogs & he was curious what my opinion was on this topic. So after reading the VERY strong opinions that came out of that discussion I wrote him this:
'I do joke to my parents that my dogs are their 'granddogs'. And I love my pups to bits. It's funny actually. I remember when I was pregnant with Parker hugging my dogs one day & thinking to myself...'how can I ever love anything as much as I love my dogs?' And I was genuinely scared ...
April 10th, 2013
6 years ago today AT THIS MOMENT, Will & I were on our way BACK to the Foothills Hospital for Day 2 of labour. I remember thinking to myself, 'Man...labour is HARD!' Funny how a little perspective can come in handy-I still had 17 hours to go. For 13 hours I would throw up almost every 90 seconds. I had an epidural but I could not lay on my left side b/c of Parker's heart rate dropping-so I had full labour on 1 side & was numb ear to ankle on the other. (I ended up having to have a C-Section) A short 46 hours after I started labour, the doctor told us we had a healthy baby boy.
I remember the exact moment the nurse left my room the next night after bringing Parker in to sleep. I looked down at this little tiny ...