Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tipping the scale

This will be the summer to remember. Not because we are doing anything spectacular like going on a kosher cruise around the world ( oh that would be nice), but because it is summer and memories are made in the summer.
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Most of my childhood memories are based around summer events. I think living in a state where the summer is perpetually never ending helps, but even so i still associate childhood with summer. Swimming in our pool even after dark, home made grape juice ice pops, and sitting in front of the cool air vent that would blow my hair straight back like riding on a motorcycle.
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Jumping into the pool with all my clothes on after the short but hot dirt road walk home from the school bus. With my children i try to be a memory maker. I want them to look back at their childhood and smile. I don't want the memories to be of the long months mommy spent in bed.
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I want their memories to be of the time their parents piled them all up the light rail train and we went downtown to see their most favorite singer live in concert.
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How their mommy somehow sweet talked her family backstage, and now they'll have pictures they'll never forget.
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I think my sweet ones deserved it.
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I want them to remember all the friends that join our life , for Shabbos visits and concerts i convinced them to join us for.
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I want their summer memories to be of us all cheering on the top of our lungs for Rozie because she started taking little wobbly steps.
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I want to control the memories , but i cant so i try to take away the balance. I don't want their to be equal good and bad times i want the scales to tip the good side. I figure bad memories are inevitable but at least that cup will be mostly empty and the good cup will flow over out and onto the floor, and in the end when memories are stored and tucked away i'm sure my little sweet ones will not forgot backstage with MATISYHU Whooo Hoooo!
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10 comments :

Rawnie said...

Tres jalouse! Even Catholic girls love Matisyahu :)

Your family is beautiful. Enjoy your summer.

Devorah said...

Wow, that is incredibly beautiful. I love the way you give your children good memories and positive things-cuz the bad you can't always take away.
You are an inspiration!!

Team Lando said...

clearly, you talked your way backstage because you're the coolest mom ever! :)

ckbrylliant said...

Love Rosie's look of concentration in the second walking picture. Such an amazing feat (or feet). All in good time!

shevi said...

Its amazing how important it is for you to give your kids good memories You give your kids love and attention It pours out in each word you write The children will never forget this We went to a levaya this Mon and each daughter spoke about the confidence love and self esteem their father gave them he was their best cheerleader Thats who you areBY the way where did you grow up and who are these people in the blog?

Sheva said...

Thanks for all beautiful comments.
I grew up in a small town called Tucson, Arizona you can see more about me here http://jewishmom.com/2011/07/10/meet-this-weeks-jewishmom-baltimores-sheva-givre/
The people in the pictures are good friends from Postville we had for Shabbos, and the others are some locals we went to see Matisyahu with.

Devora said...

Beautiful! Your energy is palpable and definitely catchy! Looking forward to seeing more pics of your gorgeous angels :)

Jenny (also) said...

That concert looks amazing. What memories for your whole family!!

Although we live very differently, your honest and true posts speak right to my Jewish Mom heart. Keep up the good and important work!

And Mazel Tov on your daughter's first steps. Go Rozie Go!!

shevi said...

just read your article in jewish moms Amazing Thanks for telling me about it Hope all readers read it

devorah said...

awesome! wish i had known he was in town! we all need to work on tipping the scale to the good parts, thanks for the reminder.