Penelope Rose.

One of my very favorite things to do in this world is to have “coffee talk.” You know, where you curl up with a cup of coffee in your living room or in a coffee shop, and talk to someone you enjoy spending time with. Nothing refreshes my soul more than good conversation and a good cup of coffee.

So if we were going to have coffee this morning, here is what I would share with you. First of all, THREE finally has a name! Husband and I argued and discussed and debated, and finally we have settled on a name we both feel good about for our third child: Penelope Rose. I’ve been calling her Pepper, but if we meet her and she doesn’t seem … Pepperish … we can always call her Poppy or just plain Penelope. But never, ever Penny.

I’d also tell you that yesterday I was in Target with TWO picking up his prescription and I pulled a ninja mom move in the bathroom, which involved locking his shoulder in between my knees while I washed my hands so he wouldn‘t run into one of the stalls and play in the toilet water. He’s got a fascination with toilets … which is kind of a pain in my ass.

TWO has an ear infection and a sinus infection. Boo.

This week I came across some parenting advice that I absolutely LOVE and plan to follow with my own children. I’m forever finding things on the internet that I love, but this really resonated with me. 

I’d also tell you that I have had a really rough week and it literally feels like everyone in my life is trying their hardest to give me a hard time. YOU WIN, PEOPLE. YOU HAVE ALL SUCCESSFULLY GIVEN ME AN ADEQUATE AMOUNT OF GRIEF.  

But … since we had this nice, calm, imaginary coffee talk, I really feel a lot better. The only thing that could have made it better would be a shot of whiskey. Cheers!
 

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2 thoughts on “Penelope Rose.

  1. Hi there! I know I'm late to this particular party but I stumbled upon your blog yesterday and this is as far back as I've read so far. I'm really enjoying your posts for their humour and honesty and how much your love for your family shows in even the most pissed-off moments. 🙂

    That said, I clicked on the link you posted (for the parenting advice) and I found the advice on the linked page pretty worrisome. Of course you have to find your own way through motherhood, but I would like to offer you a different perspective on that whole “first time obedience” thing by blogger Libby Anne: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2012/03/authoritarian-parenting-and-adult-children-2.html

    Also, in your readings of parenting advice on the internet, have you encountered the concept of positive parenting? Here is a good introduction: http://www.positive-parents.org/2011/06/positive-parenting-is-not-permissive.html
    From what I can glimpse of your relationship with your children, this seems like it could be a natural approach for you.

    Obviously, I might be completely wrong and this may not be your thing at all, and in this case I apoligize for bothering you. All the best to you and your family!

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