Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Fears All Moms Have

In this book one of the characters "loses" her son for awhile, which is probably one of every mother's fear.  So I got to thinking about what sorts of thing I fear about parenting.  So ladies - what out there scares you (I stuck to parenting fears but feel free to expand on the topic)?

1.  My current biggest parenting fear is that when we have another child I won't love them as much as I love Chase.  I can't possibly imagine that I could love this much twice over but every mom I know says that it always works out.  Granted I hate to say it but I never really did comprehend how it would feel to be a mom until I was one so maybe I just can't comprehend how it would feel to be the mother of two yet.  I think feelings that strong are just hard to explain...

2.  I hate to say it because it is not very politically correct but I am terrified of having a chronically ill or special needs child.  I guess having a kid seems challenging enough without added difficulties.  I'm sure when you are faced with something like that you step up to the plate but the idea is scary.

3.  Twins...I'm sure that is all I need to say...

4.  Oddly the idea of being a single mother or raising a kid alone is also terrifying to me.  I rely on my husband, friends, and family to help out with my kiddo so much that I don't know if I could handle trying to do it all alone.

I guess this isn't the cheeriest of topics (neither was the other topic) but maybe it just isn't the cheeriest of books...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

page 27...Peter is an ASS!

...not willing to end his "involvement"...really?!  I hate that man!  Who does he think he is?  He is not worthy of Melanie!  

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jessaca's Things that Wouldn't Matter

Chapter in book: Haven't even bought it yet; I've been that busy!

1. Job status (no way in hell I'd work this hard!)
2. Where I lived (don't need a house, just the people you love around you when you're sick)
3. Forget clothes; I'd wear my fuzzy and my favorite white T-shirt all the time
4. Spending time blogging (just spending time with the ones here and now)

I think that's it; I'd definitely bring more chocolate into my diet and splurge on a trip to Europe with Jonathan.

Chance's Things That Wouldn't Matter...

1.  If my house was clean or seems to be already slipping off my list...
2.  What people think of me
3.  My physical appearance...definitely wouldn't shave anymore
4.  Working or doing anything aside from hanging out with my family and only closest friends

Things That Don't Matter

Blog Entry Made by: Kate

Book Name: Barefoot
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Chapter: Not quite sure but a very early one!

So I finally started reading our first "virtual book club" book and the first thing that jumped out at me was that in the book one of the characters is diagnosed with cancer. Since the diagnosis was made she has started a mental list of "Things that don't matter anymore". So I started thinking, if something terrible happened to me what would end up on my "Things that don't matter anymore" list. So maybe everyone else can add what would be on their lists!

My initial list of things that I currently care about that wouldn't matter anymore would be:
- Climbing the Career Ladder
- My Weight
- Acquaintances (and being nice to people that I don't like)
Hmmm that is a short list but it is all I can think of right now - I'll continue to add more as I think of them.