Reconnecting with Beth

So today the only real plans I had involved my daughter - 3 year old Beth Grace. See, I've spent all week of my break off from school grading essays - the curse of the English teacher - and so today I wanted time with my girl! Because tomorrow I have to be at a speech and debate competition all day - the curse of the speech team coach. Don't get me wrong, I love teaching English and I love coaching speech - they just come with two major downsides: essays and Saturdays spent in high school cafeterias. ((sigh)) Somethings going to have to give, just don't know what yet...

Anyway, I wanted time with my daughter today! So, we went to Wills Park - check out that link cause it has the coolest castlelike playground. :-)))  A girlfriend of mine, and fellow blogger, Miranda, came and spent the day with us...

Click on this picture and it will take you to the coolest mommy blog ever - and I'm not just saying that because she's my friend either!  It's TRUE!  Try it!!

Seeing her play with Joshua just made me hope all the more that I'm prego and will get a BFP (big fat positive) in October - This girl needs a younger brother or sister; she's got mini-mom written all over her!

I had a great time with my girl! We all ate lunch together, and then Beth and I went to some yardsales - we LOVE yardsales.  Beth especially loves yard sales because people just give her stuff.  Something about the blond hair and blue eyes makes people go, "Oh!  I've got something she'd love; she can just have it and take it home!"  hehe  Another reason we love yardsales is because we can find awesome things like this dress...

Her favorite thing in the world to do is dress up!  So SCORE another one for yardsales!

I need more days like this with my girl - more hours - more minutes at least. 

Miranda mentioned this thing called attachment parenting - I'm reading on that now - but one of the things she talked about that they suggest is reconnect time when you come home from work at the end of the day.  At least 15 - 30 mins of just you and whatever THEY want to do time.  I'm going to try to do this more.  I'm REALLY BAD about getting home and just wanting to have sit on the couch with computer time or... time to start cooking dinner... or gotta clean up this or that room time... 

Anyway, all that said to say, my priorites are really screwed up lately.  I wasn't ever really discontented with my life until after the miscarriage.  Now work irritates me - a little, not a lot - and speech team work irritates me - not a lot, but enough. I want more time in the day with my girl and for another baby.  Just need to pray more about how to make that happen...

While I'm figuring that out though, this concept of reconnect time will be a good start!  So when she wakes up from her nap, we're gonna play barbies - we found some at a yardsale ;-) - and watch some DVD... Charlotte's Web and Kung Fu Panda - we found those at the yardsale too :-)))


  1. Sounds like you had a great time. I'm glad you got to spend time with your girl and with Miranda too.

  2. Your daughter looks SO much like you!!! I'm glad you had a good time with her :)

  3. Yay! I had such a good time today, and Joshua did, too! (Three hour nap! WOOT!)

    I hope the reconnect worked after her nap. Give it a shot tomorrow when you've been gone for the speech tourney and see how it goes. It'll take some time to figure it out, but I know you can do this! We can do this!