Atomic Bombshell


Walkabout

October 22nd, 2010

Yesterday our fourteen month old bundle of radical took his first steps. The night before, while I was away at school, he and his papa were dancing and he was standing up on his own more than usual. Wanting to see for myself, we fired up some Foo Fighters the next morning and sure enough the dancing began.

But before we knew it he started taking steps forward! It was such a neat feeling watching that happen for the first time, and I’m so glad we were both there to see it. Later that night we posted this video of his next attempts to walk on his own. As you will hear, My Ninja is a proud papa! Mama says well done, Kal-El.

Read on for Day 11 of 30 Days of Truth
Something People Compliment Me About

People often tell me how strong I am. Though they mean to compliment me on what they perceive to be my inner strength, I am more physically strong than the average woman, at least when not affected by the kryptonite known as pregnancy. My real name even means strong.

But it’s funny, I don’t feel like a strong person so it’s hard to take the kudos seriously. I have a mini-breakdown of some sort almost daily. Maybe they just happen mostly in my thoughts, so most people don’t catch a whiff, but I still have no idea where people get the impression that I’m strong.

Well, I guess in some ways. I’m good at thinking things through, making a decision, and then sticking to my resolve. I make rules for myself and am able to keep them in most cases. That’s just a by-product of not having a decent parent though, sort-of a survival mechanism, if you will.

Sure, I’ve made it through a lot of rough stuff. But I have plenty of scars and a large amount of healing that still needs to take place. Maybe people don’t mean strong, maybe they mean persevering… Because that, I am.

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7 Comments

  • 1. deletedsoul  |  October 22nd, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I know what you mean – my husband always tells me how responsible he thinks I am. I actually berate myself on a daily basis for some minor irresponsible reaction or decision, but yet, I’m considered by him to be an extremely responsible individual. It’s amazing how the perception of yourself as opposed to the perception of you by others can vary.

  • 2. Friglet  |  October 23rd, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I think you are a very strong woman. Just look at how you’ve handled everything you’ve been through!

    That video puts a huge smile on my face every time I watch it. πŸ™‚

  • 3. shelly  |  October 24th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I think that you are an awesome woman.

  • 4. shelly  |  October 24th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    OMG, I just watched the video. Ya’ll are in trouble now.

  • 5. smizzo  |  October 24th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Yay, my sweet Lil’ Ninja is mobile!

    I hope you both know that life as you once knew is NOW OVER. πŸ˜‰

    I think when we were chatting in Vegas (talking about family and stuff) I told you how strong I thought you were. If I didn’t, I was sure thinking it. You may be mini, but you are oh-so MIGHTY!

  • 6. soapbox.SUPERSTAR  |  October 25th, 2010 at 6:08 am

    I would describe you as strong… or determined. I love this video. Oh he is going to be into everything now. πŸ™‚

  • 7. Jenny  |  November 10th, 2010 at 9:45 am

    *squeee* so cute. he does really good. my son was walking at 6 months… evil child. he could climb too!! i had to like… put the coffee table in front of the couch ’cause he would climb it and fall off πŸ™

    but grats!! he’s so cuuuuuuuuuute!



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