Posts Tagged ‘kids’

The liberation of anonymity

Friday, March 9th, 2012

For most of my life, I’ve been a pretty self-conscious person.  I’m constantly judging myself, and I imagine (much more than is probably true) that other people are judging me, too.  I have spent years of my life evaluating every little thing that I did, trying to see if it was “right” and adjusting it if it wasn’t.  I spent many years trying incredibly hard to be, do or say what I was “supposed” to or what was “expected” or what (I thought, probably incorrectly) would make people like me — I denied who I really was a lot.


Bonked head

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Both of my boys are currently of an age where they get lots of (thankfully minor, so far) injuries.  Liam is great at walking, so now he’s trying more ambitious things, like running, jumping and climbing on the furniture.  Benjamin has entered the phase of maleness where he believes he is invincible (which, as I understand it, will last until he’s nearly 40, at least).  Consequently, they get their share of bumps, bruises and bonks.  Just a few weeks ago, B had to go to the Emergency Room (the Accident Department here) for an x-ray to rule out a broken nose, and today, Liam fell and got a bad bonk to the head.