Well it seems I took a little impromptu blogging break last week. Sometimes that happens. Life happens.
But let me just tell you a few things that are on my mind lately.
First, the Sugar Daddy and I have decided to try to eat mainly vegetarian meals. We aren't going totally veggie. We still like a steak every now and then, but for many different reasons we want to cut out meat and eat a plant based diet.
This has proved very hard for meal planning! It is so much easier to come up with a menu when you start with a meat. If any of you out there have a fabulous recipe that is vegetarian that you'd share with me, it would make me oh so happy. One thing though. It also has to be healthy.
You see my problem? It's really hard to come up with healthy vegetarian options that my kids will eat.
Now, another thing.
The other day I watched as a boy said something mean to my Tommy Bean. His eyes welled with tears and my heart cracked and broke into a million pieces. The boy that said the mean words isn't a bully. He's just a kid that was showing off. But I started thinking about bullying and the new film that is out and the controversy surrounding it. I guess they have given the film an R rating because of language and people are up in arms about this because they want children to be able to see the movie to raise awareness about bullying.
Here's what I decided. I won't take my kid to see a movie with bad language, even if it does have a good message. I think those of us with younger kids need to do our own work in educating our kids about being cruel. In fact, I think this is part of our obligation as parents. We don't need a film to teach these principals.
So when this boy said mean things to my son, I knelt down and looked him strait in the eyes (and fought back my own tears and anger) and told him to remember exactly how it felt and to try to never make anyone else feel that way.
Also, on Wednesday I'll be giving you the inside scoop on the screen printing class from Prospector Workshops. If you are thinking about coming, please get registered soon!
If you are coming from out of town for the workshops, please feel free to leave a message on the Facebook page if you are looking for someone to share lodging or car rentals.