I was amused by this ad in today's paper. Your feet will feel 20 years younger - all the while YOU will look like you're ready for the nursing home.
I think following through is my biggest challenge. Interestingly, my dh is the exact opposite of my type, ISTJ, and the exact same as my father. What would Freud say about that?
By now you are thinking - This is for Lauren's career studies? Yes, it is and she did do the test. I do feel that adults need to try to understand themselves in order to mentor others. Anyway, Lauren is an ENFJ. She's read the typology and seems to identify with it. Next, we'll be reading through the chapter and discussing the types of careers that might fit an ENFJ.
Anna, at age 12, interestingly scored a 1% on each indicator, so it is hard to say what type she really is. I suppose she's still forming her opinion, but I know her well enough to say that the I is full cemented, so perhaps the dilemma lays in the way she answered the questions.
Then, of course, you have to have popcorn, (I was wise enough to bring water, which could not be purchased there, only soda). I got by without the cotton candy, ice cream (can you make the cone any larger, people??), and snow cones because we went to a morning performance. Then, when the lights go down, you get all excited...because EVERYONE has a light up toy! You can have one, too, for $10. I kept saying to myself, this is for a charitable organization, this is for a charitable ....
This toy was broken before we got in the door at home.
The circus left me thinking how far we've come from the big-top tent circus of old. Today's circus is full of lights, very loud music, and despite the amazing stunts, doesn't seem to wow the crowd like one might expect. With today's audiences used to seeing all kinds of stunts on TV and in movies, the crowd didn't seemed impressed by the acts. Me, I was very happy when the tightrope walkers were done. Several times the guys almost fell, and I don't need the stress!
My last observation is that men that don't want to go to the circus (my dh was out of town) haven't been lately. The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders have nothing over the circus. Man! I've not seen that many flat bellys in one place in a longggg time.
I was reading MyCrazyLife, and how her spine has become crooked by (possibly) carrying her children. This "set me to thinkin'" that my chiropractor told me that my left hip is permanently lower now than my right, due to carrying children on my left hip. He told me in no uncertain terms that I need to quit carrying Peter Pan around. What's a mom to do, I lamented, when in the middle of Wallyworld, he sits and refuses to walk? Chiro-man told me to take the boy to the car and beat him. Seriously. Doesn't he know they have cameras in the Wallyworld parking lot?? (Now, for those of you that don't get sarcasm, I wouldn't lay a hand on Peter Pan.)
Speaking of Wallyworld, I recently was with PP and bought two 5 lb. weights so that I can prevent old age "wings" on my arms. Peter Pan says to me, "Mom, are you buying those so that you can get strong and CARRY ME?"
William, turning four years this month, is in that phase that all of my children seem to pass through - to be naked all the time, or at least to wear as little clothing as possible. It starts about age three, when they are finally capable of taking off their own clothes, no matter how many times you dress them. He will use any excuse to disrobe:
This is but a sampling. He's developed quite a list of reasons he should be allowed to parade around in his altogether. Well, sometimes, he does wear my high heels or a hat. He also has a peculiar fascination with gloves of any kind.
His irritation with certain kinds of clothes has, however, become quite frustrating. No shirts with zippers or hoods, and all tags must be cut out. Jeans are the only acceptable pants at the moment, because all the others "ride up" on him. We've culled the acceptable clothing down to about two outfits. Since he requires about twenty a day because of getting dirty and/or wet, this is a problem.
So what brought this to my mind this morning? On NPR, there was a story this morning on Why Kids Hate Coats. I was amused by the studies about whether allowing your child to run around under-dressed causes colds. All that money for something I could have told them for free. NO, under-dressing does not cause sickness. Going to a fast food joint and playing in the incubation of germs tubes that they pass off as a playplace DOES. Four days incubation to be exact.
I have more than once had some older and wiser woman (their opinion, not mine) remark on my child's attire while out. "He should have on a ___" (fill in with hat, coat, etc). If they're lucky, I haven't had too much coffee, and it is sunny outside, I'll just smile and walk away. Now, I have expensive research on my side.