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Time Gone By

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Ever since last summer, I haven’t been feeling up to blogging much. It’s not because I don’t have a million blog post ideas in my head waiting to come out.  Why then?  I realized recently that…I’ve been feeling really down about humanity.  I haven’t been wanting to reach out to the world.  My husband lost his job…you can read about that here…and the world exploded with politics.  I actually find politics interesting, but I have felt overwhelmed by how unkind people have been to each other about it.  You simply cannot read the comments section of anything these days without seeing so much contempt and criticism…name calling and assumptions.  It doesn’t make a person (or, me, anyway) want to write things where the world can see and judge and assume.

But I’ve decided that I need less politics and more…me.  More focus on homeschooling, parenting, marriage, books I love.  A place to talk about family and love and kindness and compassion.  And I love to write.  So here I am.  I can’t promise I will write regularly or super often, but anything is more often than what I’ve been doing.

This post doesn’t have a specific point to it other than to say “hey, it’s been a while…here’s why” but that’s pretty boring.  So here are three things that happened today that I found amusing:

– Big Sis (age 6) came up to me this morning and said “Mommy, look at my outfit.” “Nice.” “Do I look like a robot?” “Umm…what?” “I’m going to robotics today so I wanted to dress like a robot.”  I love this kid and the way she thinks.

– Little Sis (age 4) saw that our kitten was being naughty to our other cat and she ran over and said, “Oh NO way, baby kitty, not on my watch.”  The phrase “not on my watch” is what made me laugh, but I also really love how she stands up to bullies.  Sometimes she is scared that the kitty will bite or claw her, but she sees that the kitty is biting her brother or sister or the other cat and she jumps in there.  She made up what she calls a whistle but really it’s a loud WHOOP and she does that to scare the kitty.  It’s pretty funny.


Look at this mischievous guy.

– We were playing at a play place and Little Sis took her socks off without me noticing. Another kid came over and took them.  Little Bear, who is two, gasped and intercepted the girl who was running off with the socks.  He said something to her, taking them nicely but firmly. Then went and put them back.  What a sock saving hero! So protective of something that belonged to his sister.  I love how much he adores both sisters.

Haha, well that’s all for now.  Thanks for reading 🙂


Author: Explore Imagine Love


One thought on “Time Gone By

  1. Yay! You’re back! I love your writing.

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