I’ve been using Facebook for around 9 years. Before that I sporadically used a myriad of social media channels throughout my teen years. Unlike Facebook though, most of those channels are now gone and I’m not faced with cringe worthy reminders of the things I wrote when my emotional intelligence wasn’t at the level it is now. Thank you Facebook memories!Emotional intelligence doesn’t have anything to do with a person’s IQ or the grades they got in school. A person can be a rocket scientist and still have zero emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence refers to someone’s ability to evaluate, express, identify and control their emotions.
Mr 7 is never quite sitting still. Even when he is sitting, he’s moving. It’s something that I struggle with when reading a book to him each night. I’ve learned that I need to let him fidget when we read, because that is how he listens better.
One of my favourite parts of Father’s Day is the kids shirts that the department stores bring out each year. Yes, I admit I am one of *those* parents who buys cutesy shirts with cutesy phrases about how awesome Dad or Mum is. Mr 7 has 3 or 4 of them at the moment. Although as he has gotten older they have moved away from from cutesy phrases and into the superheroes.
One of the lovely side effects of sleep deprivation, some medications and children is that you start to forget things. For me it has gotten progressively worse over the last 2-3 years. I used to pride myself on my awesome memory. Now, I would lose my head if it wasn’t screwed on!
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Over the last 6 or so months I have started reading novels to Mr 7. A few years ago I started reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to him, but he just didn’t have the staying power to concentrate on a story with minimal pictures. He’s at the perfect age now though and we’ve started enjoying a great range of books.