Anyway in the mean time, I can focus back on my second favorite subject, myself. There is a high probability that I will have to FIND my bathing suit and wear it this weekend. Showing my legs might not even be legal in half the country. I really feel that I have exhausted the fake tan spectrum and I rarely wear shorts as in NEVER. So watch out world, these bad riders are going to debut and take on the world shortly. If you have any tanning ideas--please send them my way before I scare children.
In other highly important news, I have been doing some pondering and soul searching and have decided that we really have very little control when it comes to trying to "change" our kids. I am really becoming more of a 90% nature/10 % nurture believer. All of Ella's friends have such distinct personalities and I really don't believe that there is much we can do. I believe we can lead our children towards smart choices and try to make them independent but that may be all that we can do. Hmmmm, parenting may have just become a little easier.
On the other hand, I know a good number of baby boomers that can't seem to get past transgressions that happened in their childhoods. So does this mean that their parents believed that they could nurture/control their kids and didn't believe in nature or are the boomers just big complainers?? My one hope for LO is that I can raise her with the ability to move on from her childhood with no large scars. What do you hope for your kids beyond their happiness and health?