Crazy Thursday

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Well considering I slept half the day due to the lack of energy I have been feeling lately, it has definitely been troubling.  It seems like my crazy sleep schedule is catching up with me. Once I got up, my kids decided to clean their room!  Wow….don’t hear that often.  Usually there is a major battle that goes on to get that job done.  Yep, they did…well most of it at least.  Better than anytime I have ever fought them to do it lol.  Well after that it was lunch time so we decided to have left over soup.  Well beyond my knowledge they weren’t too hungry.  They had snacked on ALL the goodies in the kitchen when me and Daddy weren’t looking.  Yep that happened, so they weren’t too eager to sit down to eat.

Now came the battle of the television lol.  Everyone wanted to do something different!  Games, movies, television in general….well…I fixed that! I decided to put on Jaws (it just happened to be on and everyone loves a good classic of course).  My kids were so in tune with that movie it was hilarious.  I should of taken pictures but sadly got distracted by baby Gene, he wanted to join in all the fun!

While the kids were content I decided to call Apple today to fix my Apple ID lol, the one that my kids  disabled while trying to download games… Yeah that was not the plan and totally not expected.  Well once I finally got someone on the line the kids decided to fight, yell, and make as much noise as possible- have you ever noticed when you get off the phone how quite they get- yeah that’s how it went once I did get off the phone.  Well once I fixed my ID…What do you think I finally decided to give in and do…YEP…Download #PokemonGo.  I did and it is the most entertaining app I have seen in a long time.  It has brought my inner nerd out!  Yes that’s right everyone I am a nerd and proud of it.  I love POKEMON!!! I grew up with the gameboy color and used to walk around playing all the different games that were Pokemon related.  Boy do I miss those days!

Well today while playing the game I finally realized how people get so attached and so careless all at the same time.  It is the most intriguing game yet and it takes all your focus as well.  I will say this though, it is definitely bringing people closer together and is causing a great revival in exercising and movement lol.  Yes fitness is something that most of us talk about but tend to neglect.  Well folks the people that own Pokemon did it lol.  They built an app that pleased the public and encouraged exercising all in one.  I think it was definitely a great way to get people in shape and on the move without making it feel like a chore.  I have to say as I continue to check out the app I am learning that as we play we really do need to take safety into account though.  Be Safe, Keep an eye on your surroundings, Watch where you step, and have fun…one note I would like to add though, I would travel in a group or at least with more than one person just to be safe!  Now go catch em all!

 

P.A.R.E.N.T.I.N.G.

To be honest parents forget that children take in everything that they are exposed to.  We don’t filter normally because we don’t think about it, we don’t acknowledge how we act can effect our children’s well-being.  Sometimes it takes a reality check to be able to come to terms with the bad habits we have in our lives.  Depression, anger, resentment, jealousy, and so many more emotions that you may be feeling are also harmful to your child.

We are an example to our children, we are not here to parade around our accomplishments and push our children aside like trophies.  We should be focusing on our kids and their futures not about what benefits us (the parents)!  Everywhere you go you will notice that the family dynamic has changed, and it is very sad.  Parents are becoming more laxed on the well-being of their child’s safety.  It is concerning and children are at high risk for emotional set-backs due to the lack of Parenting that goes on today.  I have worked with many families and have dealt with many situations that were heart-wrenching.

Parenting is not easy and for the weak, it is the hardest job you will ever be given.  When you become a parent you are taking on a huge responsibility but very rewarding one at that. Here is an acronym that really speaks to me.  It is one that I made up and is very relevant to the life and meaning of the term Parent.

Priceless
Ambitious
Rewarding
Engaging
Never-ending
Team-building

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