Saturday, August 27, 2011

So I volunteered him....

     Today is the first game for my niece's soccer team.  My sister had the bright idea to be the coach.  Has she ever played soccer?  Does she know any of the actual rules of the game?  Nah.  What does that matter?  It's a team of 3-5 year olds.  They move with mob mentality up and down the field, lucky if someone accidentally kicks the ball towards the goal.
     Enter my husband.  I felt he would be a great contributor.  He loves kids.  He loves my niece.  And he's played soccer and knows the rules.  So- I volunteered him for assistant coach.  He was a little hesitant at first but after the 1st two practices I can tell he enjoys it.  ( I knew he would.)
     Some times you have to push someone to do something they normally wouldn't.
     Wish the "Jaybirds" luck today!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sometimes it's the little things

My husband and I have been discussing starting a family.  This likely comes as a surprise to no one considering 1. We're married.  2. My dear husband basically told his entire family already.
      This got me thinking-
      How does one show that it is little things that mean the most?  Will my future child (children?) know and respect that love, "a roof over their heads", food on the table, and clothes on their back are the basic needs in life?  Will they know that sometimes a cool rain storm in the middle of summer or late nights talking with a friend are priceless gifts?   Or -will they be self centered, spoiled children, that Hollywood standards encourage?
      I've been into an Abercrombie a less handful of times, & I leave without buying anything. I don't own expensive sunglasses.  I don't know what H&M is.  I don't wear designer clothes, and I don't have expensive tastes (though, I admit, I am a shoe whore- I'd give nearly anything for a pair of Christian Louboutins).... I ask- how does one instill a sense of worth into a child in today's society?  How do you teach your children the meaning of the true gifts in life?