Friday, June 09, 2006

Learning More: The Worlds of Toddlers and Blogging

This morning I took my daughter on a walk. We came home and I started to pick up the house a bit. She cried and pulled on my jeans while I was doing dishes until I finally gave in and put our swimming suits on. We got to the pool (picture a two year old with pink swimming suit and hat, holding a green beach ball in her stroller, anxiously waiting for me to unlock the pool) and we found out it was closed for maintainence.

I bent over, and gently explained to Eva that we couldn't go swimming until later. Her little face turned red and she started to cry. Broke my heart!! It really must be hard to be 2 years old. You know what you want, you know what you are about to get, but when you don't get it, you don't get to completely understand why. Toddlers are sensitive little things!

So, how do I smooth this over, I'm thinking frantically to myself. Ah, I know! Eva, should we get into the car and go somewhere else fun? She says yes, let's go into the car and have an adventure!

So we go back home and prepare for an adventure, though I'm not certain what that will entail just yet. As we change I recall the Deanna Rose Farmstead. It is an awesome place to take kids to go see some animals, playgrounds and splash in some water. Plus it's free and entirely kid-friendly.

She had a great time despite the heat. She fed the goats and sheep the little pellets that you get for a quarter, played in the water for a long time, fed more goats and then we came home. She fell asleep quickly for her nap, which I was happy about since she skipped it yesterday.

Now I have about an hour to mess around on the computer for a while which includes writing my blog entry and working on my e-book. I completed most of the introduction on my hair, skin and nails book yesterday and organized the topics.

Now I get to delve into the research! I checked a few Internet resources and there are TONS of websites and information related hair and skin, so my challenge is going to be narrowing down the information. There isn't as much about nails but I'm not too concerned. I can go on and on for pages about pedicures and manicures if need be!

I checked some other blogs yesterday, including Wendy's, who is a fan of my husband's blog. She has some awesome stuff and I can tell she is a talented writer. I can't locate her e-mail address, though, so Wendy if you're reading this, write to me. I'd love to talk about your journaling entry. My e-mail address is sbrackney@gmail.com

I also went to the Colors on my mind blog, which was a link listed in Wendy's blog. It is a beautiful blog and I plan on reading that one often as well as Wendy's. She wrote about appreciating poetry and quoted a couple poems she enjoyed. I appreciated that because poetry is an art form that I enjoy very much myself. I enjoy reading it, but I mostly enjoy writing it.

Hopefully I can use this blog to share some of my poetry as well as information about my e-books. And when school starts up again, I'd like to be able to share some of my teaching stories as well.

I truly had no idea this blogging world existed until my husband gave me the key! It's like a whole new form of communication was just handed to me.

I look forward to learning more about the blogging world and how I can make it a productive part of my life and possibly others' lives as well.

4 Comments:

At 3:36 AM, Blogger Wendy said...

Hi Sherri, I emailed you! :-)

 
At 1:34 AM, Blogger Ben Sutherland said...

Sherry,

You have a great blog, here:)...I'm the college friend and special ed teacher that Carson caught up with awhile back:)...it's so great to read about being able to spend time with kids during the summer:)...it's one of the benefits of this job that I'll be looking forward to as I have children:)...

Great stuff:)...

Ben

 
At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog is very smart and beautiful, Sherri! Congratulations! Yours, Jon

 
At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sherri Great blog...I enjoy reading about your toddler. I hear she is the most adorable, talented and truly brilliant toddler. Also, is a great conversationalist.

 

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