Anne Squared

Life filtered through the lens of an INTJ, Mom, and healthcare professional.

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The song is less than a 1:30 minutes. I promise if you are a mom, dad, aunt, uncle, thinking of having kids, or a kid, or have a heart…even an INTJ ;)…the song alone will bring something to mind, even if my words do not. My hope is you will listen, read and respond.

One kiddo is graduating from college in less than 2 months, the other is leaving for college in the spring. This week was a collision of emotions as one criticized what he knew nothing about regarding home life and the other needed intervention to keep her safe and on the path to recovery from her father abandoning her. Parenting is never easy, but what happens when they are gone? That is the color of the lens through which I see my world this week.


Baseball, basketball, poker, math, loyalty and logic, Harry Potter and Pokemon… my INTJ.

mara072013Leopard prints, sparkly shoes, gold lockets, the youngest in the national spelling competition, horses, cats and kids! My creative child. (And Harry Potter!)

I know they are prepared for what comes their way in life, for I saw to it that they were prepared.

Why do I see only shades of grey, with glimpses of pink mittens and red sweatshirts?

My hue is black and white, and all the shades in-between…

Shouldn’t I be rejoicing with the vibrant colors of the rainbow that my children have weathered the storms and are moving into adulthood…not without bumps and bruises…I never claimed life was perfect or that we had a normal family…. They have the skills to make their way in the world; work ethic, honesty, motivation, kindness and compassion, a sense of citizenship to their neighbors, friends and society? Is it possible to raise a child to be too independent?

Historically, no. Today? I am interested in what my readers have to think. Comments, thoughts, questions – welcome, as always.

I f you are interested in reading more about this Weekly Challenge, and/or enjoying the other entries, here is the link:

Tasha the Fairy Godmother is very short blog about one my daughter’s reference to one of our cats. A cute quip.

I have always silently called Tasha “Houdini” because we have an ongoing battle once spring arrives – she attempts to escape the house  anytime she can. Last night, through a series of “misunderstandings” (2 new teen friends that ignored house rules about closing doors to the outside) Tasha left the house. While she is good about returning inside on the command “house”, I didn’t know she was outside, and let the dogs into the back yard. They didn’t recognize T and scared the bejeezus out of her and she took refuge under the deck.
This morning she is gone. I know all the tricks of the trade for finding a lost cat and the plan has been implemented. This past week I managed to bring my anxiety and stress to a manageable level – all of that is out the window.  I am to blame for the disappearance of the Fairy Godmother. Just ask my daughter – she will gladly provide a list of all my shortcomings that lead the the disappearance of T the FG.
Dear Fairy Godmother – Please come back. Or at least send your magic wand.  We are all missing you. While I am not the sort to bargain with or bribe children – name your price or I am doomed. Signed, Her Highness, Queen of Anne2 Kingdom. (I think she made off with my crown.)  

crown point

View from my Castle

The cat could be anywhere in the midwest of the USA.

The Crown of Rudolf II later became the imperi...

My missing crown – aka -(The Crown of Rudolf II later became the imperial crown of the Austrian Empire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you see a large grey cat, no collar, with this crown – you know who to call.

crown fire

Doom aka Kinda like an angry teen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Angry teens with loud voices (and big fires) scare off animals.

This I know. I am, afterall, the Queen an INTJ Mom.

The Fairy Godmother Disappeared (or I am Doomed!)

INTJ Parenting an INTJ (or “Part 1 of ‘What is Wrong with this Picture of the KC Chiefs?'”)

LOREN G. “SAM” LICKTEIG Obituary Loren G. “Sam” Lickteig passed away on Nov. 14, 2012 of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team. A celebration of life is set for Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church…… From:   Great respect to Mr. Lickteig, his family and friends.  He was very ill, he loved his team, and […]

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