This quote from Amelia Earhart resonated with me when I saw it at the kids' museum yesterday.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
p.s. whilst in college, a group of friends came to call me Amelia saying I looked like her. My first thought was, "Amelia? I look like Amelia? Why couldn't it be some other beauty?" Quickly, I snapped out of that and remembered the goodness of Amelia. I embraced the nickname - short hair, tenacity (which I am still working on) and all.
What kind of stuff should we do to fool mom?
Oliver is really into doing some fooling of his own this year. We worked on a sign to surprise dad. He ran through it right as Jess came in the room. Good way to start the day.
Then he asked Jess to help him with a few tricks. The first, telling mom he didn't have school today. Classic. The second was even more classic. This is how it panned out.
Dad, what's another joke we can do to mom?
Get a piece of candy and take the candy out. Then re-wrap it so it looks like a piece of candy is really in there. Then ask mom if she'd like a piece of candy.
Ollie runs in the kitchen and asks, Hey mom, can I have a candy wrapper?
And, of course, I appeared totally fooled when he gave me that same wrapper wrapped around a rubber ball and looking like a chocolate Bon Bon.
And in other news, Ansel likes that spring has sprung around here. Our front and backyards have become an extension of the play room.