Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

These are days.

Summer has come, in spades. I won't go into detail, since we're all rather aware of the heat.

We've been busy. Claire is going to camp, the same one she went to last year, which is run at the school she attends. For some reason, she LOVES it. She gets upset when she doesn't go. Her two best friends, Nina and Constantine are in her group, and now they are older than the other kids. It's amazing the change this has brought out in her. She's so confident, smart and OUTSPOKEN. She's almost mastered, "Excuse me, Mama, I have something to TELL YOU!"

We've almost completely potty trained. (Thank goodness.) I'd be more than happy to share my methods, but it was sort of a crap-shoot, if you'll pardon the pun.

Ben is equally accomplished - he's got 3 teeth with a fourth on the way. He's crawling, figuring out how to open our (admittedly) makeshift baby gates and pulling himself up to standing. His eyes are a gorgeous khaki green, and he's got blond curls coming in.

I'm very blessed.


Grampa said...

Yes, and amen.

Michele / akkasha said...

That is really amazing. It sounds like there are some really good things. Congrats on the potty training. That is great.

And I love that Ben is developing so well. He sounds so adorable. I need pictures!