"You will be a better mom because you are a theologian, and a better theologian because you are a mom."

Is it true? In this blog, I explore the interplay and intersection of motherhood and theologianhood.

Monday, July 18, 2011

All Done!

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Isn't communication wonderful? Patrick has figured out how to tell us he's done eating and wants out of the high chair!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Whole New World

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With Patrick's increased mobility, i.e. crawling at hyper-speed and walking with assistance, even climbing stairs in the above video, he's discovered a whole new world. And he loves it (even though it makes more work for mama!).
Ooh, the pantry...full of wonderful percussion instruments.

 The vacuum. Like Eva, it's a favorite.

The cabinet under the kitchen sink. Look at all those fun suffocation hazards!

And there's just no avoiding the sisterly affection, no matter how fast this baby can move!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Treasure Hunting

Today Maia announced to her dad that real life is just too boring, not like the movies and books where people get to go off and look for buried treasure.

This was funny to us because Maia is always finding "treasure" everywhere she goes... you know, lost sequins, funny looking buttons, shiny bottle caps, broken shells, misplaced marbles. All of this gets stored in the "treasure box" she got for her birthday from Tia Ann. But when we reminded her of that she insisted, "But that's not REAL treasure! That's just, you know, trash that I pick up."

So Jeff went online to find out where Maia could hunt for treasure. His research revealed that one good place to find sunken treasure is off the Jersey Shore. Perfect. He told her now she'd just have to learn how to be a master diver, and she could start looking for treasure without even leaving the state.

Maia was excited, but she had a few more questions about finding treasure, especially if she wanted to find land treasure too. Jeff recommended that she go into archaeology, get a Ph.D., and be a professor during the school year and look for treasure in the summer (I know he had Indiana Jones in the back of his head!). Maia thought it sounded like a good idea, and she started making plans for what she would do with all her treasure - how she would display it, if she could wear it, who she would share it with or show it to. Then Jeff informed her that treasure of that sort is the property of the country in which you find it. And it usually ends up in a museum.

Suddenly, being a professional treasure hunter did not seem quite as appealing. What's the point if you don't get any fancy jewelry out of it?

The career path of pirate was looking a bit more promising, and she assured us she wouldn't be a "bad guy" pirate, but a good pirate. We had to explain to her that by definition, pirates engage in bad behavior, as the primary purpose of their occupation is to steal from people. In the picture below, Maia and Eva are pretending to be on a pirate ship, trying to keep their feet and possessions away from the water and sharks therein.

No treasure hunting, no piracy. Alas, real life is so boring.