So I know I’ve gone quiet…
But, well, I really naively had no idea just HOW sleep-deprived, busy, and totally out of it a newborn would make me. (I do love the little guy so much that it’s completely worth it!)
I’ll be back around these parts as soon as I can, so please just be patient with me and my blog in the meantime. Thank you!
Vincent van Gogh View of the Roofs of Paris Painting
Vincent van Gogh Bridge and Houses on the Corner of Herengracht-Prinsessegracht, The Hague Drawing
Never seen any of his drawings before. Liking this one a lot.
If you bring a child into the world, you are obligated to respect that child as much as you expect your child to respect you. If you don’t — if you think that your child has no right to call you to task on your failings, or if you think that you ought to command love and deference eternally just by virtue of your existing as their parent — you are an asshole.
Yes. You don’t own your children, and they shouldn’t have to do everything you want them to for you to be pleased with them.
I really, REALLY want to keep this in mind as I raise my little one (due any day now!).
I’m also planning on printing out & framing “On Children” by Kahlil Gibran.
I wish I had some excuse to wear a crazy hat, just once. Can we bring this style back for just a day?
(Source: nostalgienne, via avanishedtime)
"When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside."
Siri Rustebakke, center, sits in front of a house with her daughters and daughter-in-law and four spinning wheels.
A bunch of “spinsters”, literally. Amazing.