Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
My parents were very involved in my early development. I never attended daycare and spent all of my time with my parents and older sister. However, this type of environment did not cause me to be over dependant on my parents. I was potty-trained before I turned two because I wanted to be. I saw that my older sister didn’t wear diapers, and I didn’t want to wear them either. It was like this that much of my development occurred. I wanted to dress myself, feed myself, and play my own games. I engaged in gender stereotype play such as playing with a kitchen and playing with dolls of my own accord, but I also enjoyed playing in the sandbox or on the swing-set and playing with playmobile.
After they realized what an independent streak I had, my parents developed an involved but non-controlling approach to parenting. Their parenting style would best be classified as permissive. Because they didn’t try to control my life, I was able to learn to motivate myself and achieve for my own happiness and not to please them. They were very involved in my life, but didn’t exert much control over my choices, preferring to allow me the independence I strove for since infancy. Weeks after my seventh birthday, I was allowed to attend a week of resident camp hours from my home because I wanted to go. According to my father, he was far more upset about the separation than I was. I believe it is this parenting choice that has allowed me to change and restructure myself so much differently than my infancy should have allowed for."
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Here is another little bit of the crafting I did a couple weekends ago. I'm hoping to do a bit more this weekend if I don't have too much to do. I think I might have an essay due on Monday, so Sunday will be for that, but Saturday might just be a happy happy craft day for myself. My embroidering and button hole skills are improving for sure. I can't even imagine what they'll be like after this summer. <3
Monday, April 13, 2009
I've been on a bit of a kick recently. An Iron and Wine, Bright Eyes, Decemberists, Muse kick. Play, listen, repeat. Play, listen, repeat. But my whole life is running that way a little. Sleep, class, homework. Sleep, class, homework. It rained today. It poured today. And, per Murphy's law of weather, as soon as I put on my rain boots, it quit. It did start up again. I even heard rumors that it is supposed to snow tonight. I'm quite sad, because I was really really enjoying jogging outside. It hasn't even bugged my ankle, maybe because I've been running on a track instead of on pavement. I feel a little thrown off that I won't be doing that this evening. I have a psychology test to study for but it is getting difficult because it is more difficult than the last exam. I'll get it done though. I've included a few photos of my teapot, and my teacup, and their new home in my windowsill next to my photos of the fam. I love them so much and use them quite frequently. I was also thinking about how much I would like to have photos taken this summer. Well.... I had better go back to my work. I have a bit of it to do. Have a great monday night everyone. <3
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Spring is finally arriving in Tacoma. After weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks of grey and grey and grey and rain, the clouds parted and 3 days of sunny, warm, beautiful 70 degree weather ensued. Everyone poured onto the lawn to work, lay, and play frisbee and soccer.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Here is my schedule for the fall, it is all registered and everything. The intro to writing fiction class is in light yellow because I'm only taking it if I don't get into the history class from the waitlist. According to my peer advisor though, the offered courses this semester is leaner than usual so she was predicting that more people will get in off the wait list, and I'm only number 4 on the list, so hopefully I'll get in. If not, fiction writing here I come. :D
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
A few shots I snapped while down at point defiance with the 'rents. I am still into photography Dad, however writing papers and attempting to get enough sleep comes first. I shall prove it to you this summer when I'm not incredibly busy every moment of every day. <3