Sunday, July 17, 2011
I love Lucy!
Today we got a puppy! She's purebred cocker spaniel and almost 4 months old. Jeff and I had Saturday all to our selves and Jeff said "we should get a puppy and surprise the boys." So with the help from his sister, Jodie, we found Lucy! She is just the sweetest dog and so good with the boys. She is playful yet calm and cuddley. We are so excited to have a new member of the family
My current obsession
Raising Cain, The Emotional Lives of Boys. Read it, just do it. It's only 258 pages long and it will change how you view and interact with boys. If you have a boy in your life, whether you're a parent, teacher, mentor or friend, you need to read this.
"...But as their manuscript progressed, Kindlon and Thompson realized a simple "how-to" would not do. "In the end," they write, "we found that the best advice we had to offer was simply to understand boys as they truly are rather than as they appear or as we wish them to be. Our deepest wish is to pull aside the curtain boys so tenaciously draw around themselves and offer you a look inside their hearts and minds. If we succeed, we hope that you will see more clearly the ways in which our culture conspires to limit and undermine their emotional lives. We hope you will understand boys better, and above all, we hope you will enjoy them more"
Read an interview with one of the authors, Dan Kindlon, PH.D. here.