It’s Friday, and boy am I ever glad! Not sure what finally caught up with me today—lack of sleep, iffy diet, lack of exercise, or the head cold thing I was fighting earlier this week—but I went out for lunch today and had a small heat attack—got too dizzy to keep walking and had to call Brian to come get me and drive me back to work. Which, incidentally, was only about three blocks away. Ridiculous. Not sure what was going on, but even though I went back to work, I made sure to take it easy and drink lots of water.
Unfortunately, the lunch I was on my way to was the legal assistant association that awarded me the scholarship, so I feel really badly that I couldn’t get there to accept the honor in person.
On the upside of the day, I got my first paycheck. If I haven’t already said so, I’ll explain that I’m not exactly signed up for a mega-million contract, but it still feels nice to be earning an income again.
But, enough of all that. Let’s get on to the questions, because I’m seriously considering going to bed about eight o’clock tonight.
1. What do you appreciate most about your children's Dad?
In terms of his Dad-hood, I most appreciate his stability and responsibility. Being a good provider might not be the most important thing about being a parent, but there’s no denying that it is important. I’m grateful that I never had to worry whether my kid would have a roof over his head or food on the table.
2. Do you always wear your seat belt?
Well, most always. Often if I’m sitting in the backseat—which doesn’t happen all that often—I don’t buckle up. The belts in back are far more uncomfortable than the ones in front. Of course, I know that’s a poor excuse, and I should wear the belt regardless of the circumstances, but that dang back seat is my weak spot. But if I’m in the front seat, always.
3. Do you dream and do you remember them?
I do dream, though I remember them far less frequently and vividly than I used to. More than an actual memory, I am often left with some sort of feeling, so often all I know is if it was a good dream or closer to a nightmare.
4. What is one thing you swore you'd never let your kids do before having them, that you have now changed your ways about?
Honestly, I don’t know that there is anything. Not because I’m all that good at sticking to things, but because I just don’t know that there was anything I put on the “not in my house” list. Something that I am is fairly practical, and when I go into something new, I easily recognize I don’t have all the answers, so I don’t make too many grand proclamations about how I’m going to do it.
Oh, but now that I’ve said all that, I will say that there was one thing I did say I wouldn’t do: spank my kid with a belt. Let me be clear: as a kid, I was disciplined and not abused, but as an adult, I decided that no weapon was necessary to do that. I’ll admit that I spanked my son a few times, but there was never more involved than my hand on his butt.
5. If you could be granted one wish, what would it be?
I’d like to say that I’d wish for world peace, or something completely altruistic like that, but I’d need at least two wishes before I’d get to that, maybe three. But if I could have only one wish, it would have to be for my son to truly find happiness in his life. I know there are a lot of pieces involved in allowing a person to be happy, but I do worry that he’s not managing to put those pieces together so far.
There you have it; this week’s questions. Thanks for dropping by, and if you’d like to see other answers, drop by and visit with Mama M. Have a good weekend!