- Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page and share two “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
(inspired by Heather).
"It was as if there was a vacuum inside me, sucking up the person that was me," she confided, soon after she moved in with us, "and I could only fill it one way."
In fact, he was very fond of white-filtered American cigarettes, and it made me smile then that a testament of our intimacy was having smoke blown in my face.
You can find the book on Amazon.com. You will see that it is NOT pornographic, even though my two random sentences, when taken out of context, sound a bit racy.
I've also chosen the 3rd prompt today.
3. Share a piece of unsolicited parenting advice (which is really being solicited by MamaKat). Taking care of kids is frustrating. The little critters suffer from selective deafness - they never hear when you tell them not to do something; you repeat and repeat until you get sick of hearing yourself speak; temper lost, reason thrown out the window.
My advice? Regularly "catch them being good". Thank them when they get along with their siblings, when they share, when they play well together. Smile at them. Hug them. Give 'em an 'atta boy'. Speak in a calm, quiet voice (you know, the one you get when the Xanax kicks in). If you say it quietly, they won't be able to hear you if they're being noisy...they will quiet down and stare at you, wondering why you are complimenting them in the middle of the day.
After all, nothing brings joy to a mother's heart than well-behaved, yet confused children!
No, wait, maybe that's just me talkin'. Never mind.