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New Blog

Posted on: July 15, 2008

I’ve been reading a new blog lately.  Pretty sure I found it through my mom’s.  It’s been really encouraging, especially after being around a bunch of single, better educated,  working girls.  Here’s an example:

“Here are two more excerpts on motherhood and domesticity from G.K. Chesterton. Simply superb.

“[Woman is surrounded] with very young children, who require to be taught not so much anything as everything. Babies need not to be taught a trade, but to be introduced to a world. To put the matter shortly, woman is generally shut up in a house with a human being at the time when he asks all the questions that there are, and some that there aren’t….”

“[W]hen people begin to talk about this domestic duty as not merely difficult but trivial and dreary, I simply give up the question. For I cannot with the utmost energy of imagination conceive what they mean. When domesticity, for instance, is called drudgery, all the difficulty arises from a double meaning in the word. If drudgery only means dreadfully hard work, I admit the woman drudges in the home, as a man might drudge [at his work]. But if it means that the hard work is more heavy because it is trifling, colorless and of small import to the soul, then as I say, I give it up; I do not know what the words mean…. I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children [arithmetic], and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.””  end quote

Today has been one of those busy busy days that you barely have anything to show for.  It feels so much better to list everything out: 6am fed Lillian then went back to sleep for a little while, snuggled with B in bed (ok, that doesn’t really count), checked email, baked homemade granola, ate breakfast with B (he had yogurt– his favorite thing), read Proverbs 15 to him (I try to read a proverb a day), did pilates, fed L again while watching 10 mins of the president’s speech, got everyone dressed and slicked up with sunscreen, went outside and weeded for 45 minutes while L sat around and B whined about getting eaten by the dog, made lunch (chicken salad, mac and cheese, and pureed avocado for L), ate with the kids (takes longer now that I have to feed L lunch too!  I only do it about half the time though), put L down for a nap after cleaning up a poop explosion, raced cars then read to B, got B down for a nap.  *sigh*  I forgot a few 10 minute sessions of getting B to go Pee pee.  He is resisting independence in this one area that I’d actually want him to be (independent).

Update: L went tot he Dr. yesterday and got 3 shots, so she’s not feeling that great right now.  =(  Her new measurements: 15 lbs 10 oz and 26 or so inches.  She hasn’t really grown that much!  Maybe she’ll actually get some use out of her clothes (unlike B).  Doesn’t have to go back until her 9 mo checkup, so it’s starting to spread out a little finally.  After the Dr. my mom took care of L while I took B to the park:

Still on the to do list: vacuuming and mopping the whole house and showering. 🙂


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1 Response to "New Blog"

that is a wonderful blog…so encouraging. i try to read it everyday! wow, you did have a busy day!!! i love days like that though 🙂 the pics of the wedding are awesome…you’re so beautiful!

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