I live downtown in a 3 story loft, and when I am alone and on the 3rd floor watching my 7 mon old sleep and i hear the scariest sounds in the bottom floor I will think of every single worst case scenario and what I will do to get out of it.
Fight or flight. I don’t care if I’m this neurotic weirdo now, I am responsible for the most precious sweetie pie that can’t defend herself. Ugh, rant over.
Sherri DuPree Bemis (she took the words right out of my mouth…)
When my husband and I became pregnant, people (parents) would always tell us “Oh gosh, enjoy the last months of your life!”, “You have no idea what you’re in for, you’ll never sleep again.”, “You think you know, but you have NO idea how much work it is”.
Which…in all reality, those things may have an aspect of truth but It really upset me how so many people were putting a negative spin on becoming a parent…When in reality, it’s had 0% negative effect on our life and only 100% positive.
So you get a little less sleep for a few years? You get the hugest most insane creature of joy and love you’ll ever experience in your life out of it!
It takes a lot of patience, a lot of learning selflessness and a big dose of constantly flexing your sense of humor…but it’s the ultimate experience.
Luv u leo
I got my mom a photo book for Mother’s Day with photos of zoë and SHE LOVED IT. Turns out she actually made one for me too, on the same day I made mine, except I paid express shipping so she got hers on time. How hilarious is it that she got the same thing for me?
My mom and I have always had this crazy connection when it comes to stuff like that. Many years ago (when I was 19 or 20) I spent the night at a friends house and didn’t let her know that I wasn’t coming home, and had the most awful dream about my mom in the middle of the night. I dreamt that she was in this white room, and was bloody and bruised. It was awful. I woke up in tears and immediately called her- and it turns out she also was waking up from a horrible dream about me as well! See, ESP or something! Anyways, I love my mom so much and have such a newfound respect for her now that I’m a mother.
PS: my first Mother’s Day kicked ass. Floyd took Zoë to his moms and I had the best, most relaxing day. I sobbed to the new episode of Greys Anatomy, got McDonald’s breakfast (lol), did laundry, saw The Great Gatsby and had lunch with a friend, and studied.
A++ perfect day.
Art 383 Journal 3: Power Teaching!
I came across this video over the weekend. This is a demonstration of whole-brain teaching, or power teaching, in a first grade classroom. When I first saw this, I was completely amazed at how responsive the children were to this method. Not only is whole-brain teaching a good way to establish a positive and interactive learning environment, but it also looks like a lot of fun! I specifically liked how the students had the opportunity to teach each other. I also liked the point system on the white board to reward good behavior. Each student was involved with the lesson and eager to learn. I would love to be able to establish this type of learning environment in the future.
This is another favorite of mine. My comm114 teacher played this in class recently and I was just absolutely blown away with how simple yet effective whole brain teaching is!