January 27, 2010

Q and A's

Sorry it took me so long to get to these. This has been a busy week trying to get caught up with everything around the house and looking after Gavin all day. We had soo much laundry to do and everything felt like a mess. Everythings pretty much back to normal now, although Gavin's still working on getting his appetite back.

Anyways, thanks for commenting on my last post! It was nice to know there's actually people out there!

OK so onto the questions.

Have you thought about how you will discuss it with Gavin when he is older, that some physical jobs might not be open to him because of practicalities?
I have trouble thinking of jobs that he wouldn't be able to do. Especially after I saw a show on TLC called "Born Without Arms" where a young woman with no arms got her pilots liscence by using her feet to do everything.
In my mind there are no limits. I might be naive but I would still encourage him to try it before suggesting that he might not be able to.

If you could be anything in the world, do any job purely because it was your passion rather than having to worry about $, what would it be?
Hmmm...well I would love to be a stay at home mom and not have to work and have lots of babies. But I actually really love my part time job at the maternity home for young mothers. The pay kinda sucks but the job is a really good match for me and I enjoy it.

I have also always wanted to travel and volunteer in third world countries and work with the children, either teaching or counseling them.

I would also love to have my own store. It would be a natural parenting store and I would sell cloth diapers, slings/baby carriers, books, nursing bras & clothes, natural products, eco-friendly toys, handmade items etc. And it would have a sitting area where moms and little ones could hang out and have play dates or meetings etc.

Do you plan on signing up Gav for any sports once he gets a bit older and if so, which one(s)?
Yes, definitely! He just started swimming a few weeks ago, which is his first sport I guess, although its more just clinging onto me in the water or going down the mini slide!

I think we would definitely try him in soccer. He loves kicking the ball around. We want to get him skates soon too. He likes watching hockey with Daddy sometimes and loves hitting a ball around with his little stick and he has good balance. Hockey is expensive but I can see him loving it.

I guess we will mostly just take our cues from him and see what he's most interested in. I don't want to be one of those parents that have their kids enrolled in a million different things and never have time to do anything else!

When are you having another little beauty?
Haha! People love to ask us this. We have our hands quite full with one right now! We don't plan on having any more for a while yet. We would like to have our own home first and I would like to have only 1 in diapers at a time if possible.

Has Gavin learned the word "no" yet? It is now Edie's favourite thing to say!
Thankfully he hasn't! He shakes his head or does the hand sign for "no" but he doesn't say it to us yet. I'm sure that will come soon enough and I'll be missing the times before he could talk back!!

I would love to hear more about your signing! I think it's so cool that Gavin signs to you, and would love to learn more about it
I have been meaning to do a post about his signing. I wanted to get some videos of him signing different words but he's not very co-operative when the camera comes out! I'll work on it!


  1. I think I saw that same documentary - she was awesome, wasn't she! I didn't mean in that way though; I think you are right in that any actual task can be worked around to get it done. Humans are adaptable souls - I love the tidbits you've posted of Gavin using his little fin, his ingenuity amazes me! But some jobs, not tasks, are barred - the pilot girl, for example. She can fly, but she is barred from becoming a fighter pilot.

    I dunno. There's that thing with kids, both preparing them for reality (that boy was so heartbroken, and wanted to know why everyone lied to him), but at the same time, I think I fall on your side of the fence: it's more important to help them dream big!

    Loved your answers for dream job too. You are such a good mama and it is wonderful you want to share that. We must devise a project. You can deal with the children in developing countries, and I'll deal with getting them clean water (the field I'm thinking of going into).

  2. Ya I see what you're saying. I guess I would try to use other examples, like that I couldn't be a police officer because of my bad eye sight.

    But I also would want him to challenge it and see if there's any way he could make it possible before giving up.

    And thank you! ♥