Today I am linking up with Dawn and others who follow her blog. On Random Journal Day, the first Friday of each month, we share an entry from one of our journals, whether it's yesterday's entry, or last months, or even one from several years ago...just share!
Looking for something FUN to share on this first Friday of April and came across this entry from August 21, 2012 -
the time period was after losing the temporary job I had with the State of Florida...
and during the time I was watching my grandson while mommy and daddy were working!
I wrote in my journal, which I carried with me whenever I was babysitting:
Well, we've "read" several books;
tried several shoes on
and walked around the apartment;
blown a few bubbles;
rode the rocking motorcycle;
colored a picture;
played with the push toy...
had a "cookie" (pretzels),
drank some milk...
and helped Memaw journal -
(this is the actual journal entry with Blaise's red coloring)
it's only 9:30 a.m.!
My days with Blaise are going to be really interesting, as you can well imagine!
We continued to play, read books, eat "cookies" 'til about 11:30 when we had lunch!
Mommy surprised us and came home for lunch. She put Blaise down for a nap; and Memaw managed to read a little and grab a quick 15 - 20 minute nap, too when Mommy went back to work.
Soon you were awake after about 1 1/2 hours - a short nap for you, at that!
Back to playing with blocks, and wagons and bubbles while we watch the rain fall and listen to the distant thunder and sirens blaring.
All in a day with one very active 17 month old boy!
A Memaw's dream day? Or, a way to stay young and active?
A few days later, on August 30th, I journaled these words including some I found in a book, "That's When I'm Happy" I had bought for Blaise:
The book begins with these words:
"There are days when I'm very happy...
and there are some days when I'm a little bit sad."
That just about sums it up!
I'm not really sad;
but sure wish I felt better; and with not feeling well, also comes not sleeping well -
but the words in the book continue...
"But now, on those days when I'm a little bit sad...
I try and find my way back to being happy."
What a novel idea!!
Let's all make that our mantra -
if we're feeling "a little bit sad",
let's "find (our) way back to being happy."
What things we, adults, can learn from a child's perspective; from a child's book!
Hope you can "find (your) way back to being happy."