Thursday, March 26, 2009

Rain, Rain


Spent the morning at J's class, and then outside playing in the rain. I figured we wouldn't see rain again for at least a month. I figured that's the kind of draught buying rain gear would buy me, but I was wrong. I think J had fun, I think the boots are a bit heavy on his feet. He did well at his class, still not interested in circle time but he's not the only one. My favorite teacher announced today she was leaving to take another job. I guess I'll have to think about if this is the right activity for him, right now. I'm thinking swim lessons would be fun for the summer but that is still a little bit away.

Been cleaning up for company. Well, in so much as that's possible with a two year old. It will be clean, but not necessary completely picked up. That's just how it is with a little one. Trying to be kind to myself, feeling like lately I'm just running around trying to make other people happy and most of the time it isn't working out. So, I'm trying to let myself off the hook for the little things that I can't change. Having a little kid is hard, they have a lot of needs. I have very rarely seen a Mom who isn't doing the very best she can with her kids at any given moment. So, if you see one today, tell her she is doing a great job. Because she probably doesn't think so.  She only sees the spilt juice boxes and the temper tantrums that she's sure everyone else saw too, even if they didn't. 
One question I have for you. What do you think of watermarking photos? I'm not a professional photographer, just a mom on a mission to have some decent photos of my son. Is there something I should worry about, hence the need to watermark? Until tomorrow.

12 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh that Umbrella is the CUTEST this ever! Enjoy the rain!

Pamela said...

Great photo! I don't watermark my photos, but I have wondered the same thing.

Nicole said...

lovely photo...and i don't have anything to add about watermarking, just wanted to say that the pic is beautiful!!

Carrie said...

What a cute photo! And I'm with ya on the Mom thing...seem to focus on the negative, not the sweet positives. I'm unsure about the watermarking. Have you tried asking at SC? I'm sure someone knows. I think you're a Grey's addict so enjoy the show tonight. I'm looking forward to it!

Scrapper Mom said...

I hear ya on cleaning w/ a toddler in the house! lol. Cute umbrella! I never watermark my pics either.

Lynn said...

that umbrella is so much fun. and the mom thing it does get better.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

watermarking isn't necessary.

scrapyoga said...

cute pic! the watermark thing is, in my opinion, for those pictures you don't want anyone to copy or manipulate. I don't watermark my family pics, but the ones I take for others and post on a website, I will, to protect their photo from manipulation.

*Paula* said...

Cute shot! And I have no idea on the watermark. I'm in the same boat myself, I don't do it.

DebW said...

I think watermarking is a good idea. Ask Sharon Tormanen and Lorrie Kliber(DNKSMOMMY). I don't have a program that creates it so my goal is to get CS3 soon!
Love the little plane-where did you get it?
Also, how's your sister doing?

Diane H said...

What an adoreable photo! I am heading the shop I saw these in just the other day! TFS

karen m. (akaliz) said...

i sooo needed to read the part about the 'mom who probably doesn't think she's doing a good job'...i was that mom today. thanks.

don't know much about watermarking photos, but once in a while i'll eit my photo and just add my name in a fairly transparent layer over the top. have a great friday!