Lots of change coming this year. Over 2,500 years ago Buddha started a religion based on the fact that the only thing a person can depend upon is CHANGE. Nothing remains the same. People are fearful of change and worrying about change causes more stress than anything else in our life. His solution to this dilemma is to live in the present...no worrying about tomorrow, no fretting over the past. To bad this is the hardest thing in the world to accomplish. Good luck to you and yours on this adventure in 2009.
Everyone should be a 2-year-old for a day. Life is simple for these guys. Take math, for example, you only have 2 numbers to worry about--one and two. One equals one and two equals everything else. Want to be cute? Just repeat something stupid an adult said and smile. Want the moon? Just bat those baby blues and say pleeese. Don't know what you want? Just say some words they don't understand, and they will start offering you stuff till you see something you do want. Tired of riding your trike? Just get off and somehow it'll get back home. Need a nap? Any place any time, master. Want to stay out of trouble? Do whatever you want, and if they get mad, just put on that siht-eating-grin and keep it there till it cracks them up.
Jennifer took her favorite guy to a New Years Eve party held by our neighbors in the back. I had to help them over the fence. The fence is about a 3 foot high chain link which Jack has figured out how to defeat when he wants to play with the kids back there. God help us.
Jennifer made some peach cider which tasted like siht. I added a little whiskey and sweet vermouth to mine and invented the worlds best Manhattan. I'm going to open a chain of bars that only make this drink. I'll make millions.
Jennifer also also worked on New Years Resolutions for the guys. Here are mine: 1. learn to poop in the potty, 2. be good to the new baby when it comes, 3. play nice with Lulu and Scooter. I did good with all mine the morning. Jack resolution is to sweep up when he makes a mess cooking in the kitchen--which he didn't do this morning.