Anna - love the pix - especially the happy family shots. They'd make great holiday cards!
We showed Robin to pat the kitty/dog and said to be "gentle and sweet" - she's still pretty good at being genlte except her 2 bad habits - fisting her hands in the cat's hair and trying to grab the dog's tail (in her defense, it's so tempting when he wags it). Of course, I always warn the dog when she's heading his way so she won't surprise him.
Had another community meeting with the evil WalMart people tonight - and now there's another city council meeting on the issue on Tuesday. I was just on the news. This stupid old man was also onthe news calling all of us who came out in opposition "a handful of environmentalists"
: And now the next story is on a local job fair where jobseekers can't find jobs that pay more than minimum wage. Gosh, obviously WalMart would solve that problem, right? Grrrrr....
Heather: hope your grandmother's medical procedures go well!
On the toddler note, I took Robin to the grocery store today and she insisted on riding int he giant truck cart - the kind that look like a big truck and have seats with steering wheels. Boy, I was running into everything in that behemoth, but she was entertained andhappy for the whole trip! And today we were nursing, and she popped off, looked me int he eye, pointed to my nipple and said "Robin Juice" - then latched back on. She did it agian later. I tried to teach her that it's mame juice, but she thinks that's hilarious. It was very sweet and cute.
Alright, gotta get to bed.
Oh yeah, DH and I started dating 3 weeks before I turned 17
. But we didn't get married until we were 24, and I had RObin when I was 26 (turning 27) - 2 weeks after our 10 year anniversary. I don't think I would have been comfortable getting married any younger. In fact, DH asked me if I would marry him when we were 19, but it was theoretical. I told him I wouldn't answer theoretial questions like that so he said, okay will you marry me. I said no. He told me I was mean and that he'd never ask me again. So, 4 years later he set up this incredibly romantic picnic in the park for an outdoor showing of North By Northwest, and during hte movie he slipped an engagement ring on my finger (which took me over and hour to notice and was a complete surprise) - but he never asked me to marry him and I had to pop the question later than night.
I think we are so much stronger for having matured together, and we had the luxury of taking things slowly. My single friends feel like relationships have to progress much quicker when you start them post-25.