He is 3 years old and a dog, she is 9 months old and a baby, and they are the best of friends. The actually have a lot more in common than you think. They both love chewing on stuff, they both walk on all fours, and they love to be outside. Baby first learned to crawl by trying to reach Dog Boy, and now she is learning how to cruise by pulling her self up on the baby gate to talk to him. She usually has a short attention span, but she will sit and talk to him and share her binky with him(Yuck!) for 20 minutes at a time! That may not seem like a long time, but I can get chores done around the house by the time she gets bored with him or vice versa. In the picture, Dog Boy is licking Baby’s hand which is an everyday occurrence. Just seeing them bonding everyday makes me smile. :)
For 2011, one of my New Years Resolutions was for Husband and I to work on our marriage. We are not having problems, but marriage takes work and we would like to be happily married to each other for the rest of our lives. (What?….people actually want to do that? I know, it sounds crazy.) So we wanted an activity that we could do together, something to raise our heart rates and get a little sweaty, something fun, so we picked…Tennis!
We went out and bought a couple of tennis racquets and some balls and hit the court on Saturday. We had to agree, mostly for me, that we would play nice and not take score so we could get the hang of it first. My husband played many sports growing up and seems to have a natural ability when it comes to doing just about anything, but even he had to take things slow when we got to playing. I have no tennis playing experience, I know what a tennis racquet and tennis balls are but my tennis expertise stops there. It was quite obvious we have never played tennis before, first because we decided to play around 10:30 am in June in the Texas heat(Can you say scorching hot sun?). Second, if you could have seen us play, you probably would have peed your pants from laughing so hard because we had tennis balls flying everywhere and hardly hit anything back and forth to each other for the first hour we were there. After five balls over the fence and about 1,000 “oops” and “my bad”‘s later, we got better and even hit the ball back and forth for a while. We had fun, we bonded learning how to do something new, and we got a workout which is another one of my resolutions. All in all if you need a fun activity to do with your spouse, I recommend you try Tennis!
How do I become a better writer? Some people say, “Read, Read, Read.” Then they will say, “Write, write, write.” Is that true? Being a great writer cannot be that easy. I read magazines and books all the time and I am green with envy when I read something that blows me away. I believe myself to be pretty creative, and I have taken two english courses in college, both of which I did pretty well in. I am not sure if that really counts though, do I need to take a creative writing course instead? Both of my english professors seemed to just be going by the book and in my opinion did not really challenge us to write well.
There are so many blogs out there with authors who are parents, pet owners, family chefs, etc. and can write well also. Pretty much they are Martha Stewart’s who blog. I think being a parent is time-consuming enough, then to add a great blog on top of that. My question is, where do you find the time? I am still trying to learn time management as a parent because I have other hobbies also. I would like to blog about the great books I read, and the funny things Baby does, and so on but how do I reel you in and make you feel what I am trying to write?
I want people to read: Baby lovingly shared her binky with Dog Boy, I thought that is so sweet of her to share and then I realize after he licks that binky it will go right back in her mouth so I freak out because now she has dog cooties, but Baby and Dog Boy are happy as clams – and want to read more about Baby and Dog Boy. I guess I will just have to be more patient with my writing and hope one day someone will tell me, “hey that was pretty good!” If you have tips, PLEASE share, let me know how I can write better. Thank you for reading. :)