Have you ever had a falling out with someone and never understood why? Have you ever thought you were friends with someone just to find out they never felt the same way?
I have had this experience recently and the person, whom I thought I was friends with, informed me that we never were really friends. She hated the way I parented my children and thought that I was doing them an injustice because I am open and honest with them.
I always knew that our parenting styles were different and although I did not agree with her I never thought she was wrong. I just thought that as her children got older life would be much harder for her.
Well I have found out recently that her children are having many problems, in school and with health issues. Now I think Karma is something that we all need to be aware of and I am starting to think that it is working. I always thought that her negative attitude toward me would some how affect the way people look at me. She used to say awful things about my children and myself and I never knew any of it. I always kept our fights to myself never sharing them with other friends.
Now I am wondering if the universe has finally seen her for who she truly is. I would never wish any ill will towards her children it is not there fault that they have her for a mother. I am hoping that all these things happening to her that she will learn a huge lesson from them.
Sometime your children just need to be kids and sometimes that means making mistakes.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Jordan's Birthday was Sunday and I can not believe she is 7 years old already. She is getting so big and looks much older then her age.
She loves playing with her cousins and feels that she can be the little mother all the time. She is very good with them and sometimes her aunts and uncles forget that she is still a child herself.
She quit dance this year. I am not sure why other then she just didn't have the sprite of dance this year. At least that is what she told me. She is swimming again and I think she is loving it. She is starting to learn the strokes better and she even got her first gold ribbon. What an accomplishment that is. She is also trying basketball this year. I am hoping she will like that, we will just have to wait and see.
I can not wait to see what the next year is going to bring. She is growing so fast and becoming such a little diva. I am sure she is going to keep me running for many years to come.
Monday, November 10, 2008
A couple of weeks ago was band day at UMass. This is were they get bands from all over to come and spend the day learning from each other and then the kids get to preform on the field during half time. This is the first time I have ever been to one of these events and let me tell you. I wish I had been in the band. Not only did they get to spend the day with college kids, how cool, they got to see how the college kids spend there day.
At 1/2 time during the football game all 3,000 kids got to play together on the field. There is nothing like seeing 3,000 band members on a football field playing the Shrek theme song.
It was truly amazing.
Jared had a great day and he can not wait for next years band day to come. If you are ever looking for something great to get your kids into I would recommend band.