"...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles: they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint..."
Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Empy Nest Syndrome

Well... they are gone. Just like that our birds are gone!
Rylan was peeking at the last one just this morning before we left for school!! I'm not really sure if he was peeking or "helping" the last two leave the nest prematurely. All I know is that they were getting too big for the nest... and I went out to see the last two birds that Rylan was telling me about and there was nothing but an empty nest. That was quick.

I am reading a book, yes... me... reading. Not a common thing for me to want to go buy a book and sit and read. I would rather be playing a game of Blocked or Mine Sweeper or heck, I'd rather jog ten miles in a desert than sit and read. :) For now... I am reading the book The Birth Order: Why You Are the Way You Are. LOL It just makes me laugh to think about because some of the things covered in the book are right on. Brian and I both are the "babies" of our families... so, the book even covers the topic of "when both parents are the last born"... or "when both parents are the first born"... so it's great. It helps me understand some things about my children... and helps me understand my siblings and my parents also (who, by the way, are two first borns). My much older sister has always said that I was such a "bratty little sister." Now why would she say that?

What is she talking about? Me... bratty???

After all... according to the author, Dr. Kevin Leman, the last born in the family is usually:

...."charming, an attention seeker (this is where the pics above come in), tenacious, blames others (who me?), affectionate, loves surprises, people person, precocious"...

Here's to all you "last born babies" out there!!


boo and stacy arnold said...

Can i get a Whoop Whoop!!

I (last born) married a first born! And it totally works:))

I need to read that book, I like myself already from just what you have said!!!!

And this song toooootally takes me back to our Southwest days.

ps I can't take that family picture, its toooo much. I'm going to go look at it again.

Anonymous said...

So wonder who else in your extended family is the baby? Both John and I are the babies of our family...Jane

heartlandfamily said...

I love that book... so interesting! Scott and I are first born and baby.

Tootle Family said...

Well, we all know i make it very clear that I'M THE MIDDLE CHILD! Rod's the baby in the family. Would love to hear what it says about our combo.

Tootle Family said...

P.S. Kelli...I LOVE your fun spirit!

boo and stacy arnold said...

yes, my sister....THE MIDDLE CHILD, I have heard that term millions of times from her.

love, the bratty little sister.

Raegan said...

haha ohhhhh man you in that picture in the top, HAHA i was literally LOL'ing on that one.