Happy Friday the 13th!! I am one of the least superstitious people you’ll ever meet, so instead of being scared of this day, I instead choose find the happy things happening. Sometimes I also spend my time being amused at the superstitious concern of others. I have good reason to discount the supposedly negative aspects of this dreaded day. My first child was born happy and healthy on a Friday the 13th!
Yes, folks, the slightly disturbed mind has procreated… not just once, but twice! I’ve got a boy and a girl, and I am bringing them up to be just as kooky as me. Maybe even more so! Girlie is in fourth grade, Boyo is in first grade.
Girlie is a writer too. One of her favorite things to do is to staple a bunch of papers together and make her own books. She comes up with the most creative names for her characters. All of her girls have beautiful names, and I’m sure some day I’ll have grandchildren with the loveliest names in their classes. Her boy names don’t have quite the same creative flair to them, but I’ve always found boys names difficult to choose as well. It took forever to choose Boyo’s name.
Boyo is a little techie. He’s a video game lover. He doesn’t just love to play them, though. He loves to research them. Any time he’s on his tablet, it’s a toss up as to whether he’s actually playing a game or watching a video about new and better ways to play that game. His greatest wish is that I would let him spend all of his time on his tablet. His greatest wish has no hope of coming true!
So, there’s your little bit about my littles. I may give you a bit more about them, but I feel very strongly that their privacy should be respected. I limit their time and activities online, trying to balance digital independence and knowledge with safety. It’s a tough row to hoe, but mama’s gotta do what mama’s gotta do!