Thursday, June 14, 2012

3 Months!

Last week Rhodri became 3 months old. Honestly though, it feels much longer than that. Still, I can't help but feel a little desperate to keep him little. I know that the moment I blink he's going to be 18 and graduating from High School. Well, I took a few pictures of us last week on my phone, so here are his 3 months pictures:
And the last one...

Monday, June 11, 2012


I never would have expected that being a mom would bring me not just happiness, by also other blessings like finding my voice again. It's been years since I really spent a lot of time in the world of music, and now with Rhodri being such a fan of my singing voice, I find myself singing to him for hours. It has the same effect as if I were practicing back when I was taking lessons. My voice is fuller, and singing has become almost as comfortable as it used to be when it was all I ever did with my life. 

Rhodri is such a good listener. He never complains. I decided to start get back into writing my own stuff again, and while I was in my zone Rhodri simply listened and added his little coos of approval every now and then. When I looked at the clock it had been over an hour. I hope that he will continue to be this great, and that maybe he will have the same love of music as he gets older.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Response to Feedback

I'm posting this as a new blog so that this actually gets seen. I had some response from people about this post: While the people who read it decided to comment not directly to me, but to someone else, I am responding here.

I think it's important to point out that I am in no way racist, but I don't believe in being politically correct either. I think that political correctness teaches us to stifle our curiosity of things that are different from us, therefore we ask less questions and remain ignorant of the things that make people of other cultures and upbringings unique and pride-worthy. If I hadn't pointed out all the diversity in that moment, then how could anyone fully understand the entire situation and how, to me, the moment belongs on a sit-com? TV networks try and fit in every minority they possibly can in each and every episode so as not to come off as prejudiced. If you think it's wrong of me to point it out, then I have to disagree with you. I'm not offended by things that are different from me. I enjoy diversity and culture, and simply wanted to share a funny moment in my life.

I will not be removing my post as it is the reality of my life. I'm not going to apologize because there is nothing to apologize for. I will always speak bluntly because I am not ashamed of my family and how things are.

If anyone would like to discuss this further, you are welcome to comment or send me a message.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Little Sensitive

Tyson's Grandma told me a story once of when she took Tyson to church as a baby, and his shirt was dirty. When she made a comment about it, Tyson looked down at his shirt and started crying. That's when she knew he was going to be a sensitive guy.

Rhodri has been showing similar signs of sensitivity. Yesterday while I was playing with him, I stuck out my tongue and he grabbed it. I wasn't expecting it, and it made me laugh. But then I was having trouble stopping laughing. So, Rhodri made his confused pout and started to cry. 

He also cries every time Tyson sneezes, and I can't help myself because I find it funny every time. I am looking forward to more of his personality shining through.