Thursday, May 14, 2009

From the Commonplace Book

Never fear, my travel blogging isn't over. I'm just trying to get back into "regular" blogging. And I'm getting ready to put up my giveaway. Actually, I've decided to give away three things, so check back soon to see what they are.

On to today's quote:
Successful parenting means: one, becoming what you should be. And two, staying close enough to the children for it to rub off. - Anne Ortlund
Is it just me or is the first step the hardest?

My children are close to me (at least at this stage of their lives) all.the.time. I know these days pass quickly, and I will one day be looking back wistfully, but just for now I'd like to, oh, I don't know, wash my face and brush my teeth without a small person following me to the bathroom door.

Becoming what I should be? Yep, that's the hardest part for me.

1 comment:

Karabeth said...

Ooooh! A quote from one of my favorite authors of all time: Anne Ortlund!

Funny. My kids are a lot older than yours (which is as it should be since your kids are my grandkids) however "some" of my children are close to me all.the.time too. :)

I would like to be able to go into a bathroom without a canine following me. I'm lying on the bed now with the laptop. Pepper - who is also here - says "hi."

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