Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You May Need Cesar Milan If:

You May Need Cesar Milan If:
Your dog still poops in the house.
Your dog regularly dines on top of your table when no one is looking.
You need a bark collar, a Scat Mat, and an electric fence to contain your dog.
You find yourself quite familiar with your neighbors' backyards and landscaping techniques due to the numerous times you play cat and mouse with the dog.
You, in utter frustration, charge full force (possibly beating your p.r in your track glory days) toward your dog in hopes to intimidate her enough to stop running away from you.
You've reached a pinnacle in your anger while charging full force at your dog.
Your kids have an anxiety complex when they try to open the front or back door.
You've reverted to growling at the dog in attempts to coerce her back to the house.
Your neighbors know your dog.
Your dog chews up your favorite necklace, Bible, the kids' underwear, your earrings, sunglasses, pencils, slippers, movie, any toy you can think of, and the list could go on.
Your hand's circulation is cut off while trying to "walk" the dog while also keeping up with three kids riding bikes and scooters.
Your kids are dragged across the yard while trying to hook the dog up to her leash.
The toilet is the drinking trough of choice.
Who needs Cesar Milan?
We need Cesar Milan.

An Update and Kate's Potential Careers

Life has changed since I started this blog a little over 7 years ago.
My number of posts can testify to that.
I would post more than 30 entries a month when Hannah was little.
Now, it's good to squeeze one in!
But I don't want to shut the project down, it just will look different, just as our life does now. This means not so many posts. And that the "voices" will actually be mine now.
The kids are growing up and have their own unique voice with no need for interpretation from myself.
But, I won't shy away from humor.
Because, well, life with three kids is quite humorous.
Take this kid for example.
She's the poster child for funny, intentionally and unintentionally.
She's bike riding's biggest fan. Just a month after getting her new set of wheels she's already mastering tricks.
See here:
She pedals with more gusto than Lance Armstrong on drugs.
And if the Tour de France doesn't work out, well perhaps a singing career will.
She told me today, with seriousness in her eyes, she wants to sing when she grows up.
Unfortunately, I'm her mom and well, I too had that dream as a child. The key is to actually be able to sing WELL. Perhaps that will work in her favor better than it did in mine.
But we also have ballet to fall back on.
However, ballerinas don't have the best eating habits.
And Kate may need to work on her gracefulness.
After her three long years of life my best guess for a potential career would be a comedian. She's very gifted in making people laugh whether it's through her gestures, facial expressions, or crazy talk.
She's definitely the most attention seeking Harman.
What's up with the youngest being this way.
I guess that's why I write a blog.
For attention.
As for my sweet Kate, if all these ambitions fail, I know one other thing she'll be great at: being a mommy.
She does have quite a knack for it.
These three always keep me on my toes and it's fun to continue to see their character unravel. My prayer is that I would be able to see how the Lord has wired them for His glory and encourage those strengths in each of them.