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#SoCS – 60 per minute


When I had my first child, I was told it was best to rock him about 60 beats per minute – the same as the average heart rate.  I paid attention to that, and now it’s funny how I use that habit. Having a child (my third) with a heart condition makes it necessary to check his pulse occasionally. I can usually tell without looking at a clock if it’s fast or slow. Makes you wonder how they came up with how many seconds there should be in a minute, doesn’t it? And how it works out that our hearts beat, on average, the same number of times the clock ticks by the seconds in an hour, a day, a month, and a year. It’s like we power the universe!!!

Mind blown yet? Mine is.

My first child flew the coop today for the first time. Literally. He’s gone to Florida to see his girlfriend. It was his third time on a plane (we went to England together in 2007) and his first time on one alone. He must get that from me. So I’m looking after his cats for the next week. He didn’t ask about them when he texted me to say he’d made it. Girlfriend. Right.

My second son has the travel bug too. He wants to go everywhere, but he can’t go alone. That darned Autism thing. And my third son – I’m sure he’d love to go places too. But with his health conditions, insurance would be astronomical. Which leaves him with going only one way… up.

To the moon, Alex! Haha. I actually make myself laugh sometimes.

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Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

20 thoughts on “#SoCS – 60 per minute

  1. I love your sense of humor. Your son didn’t ask about his cats because he knows they are in good hands…..and the girlfriend.


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  3. To the moon, lol! You make me laugh too. 🙂


  4. As long as they come back.


  5. Everything happens for a reason, whether we find out what that reason is or not. Stay strong and positive, which sounds like you are. I myself am bi polar and my youngest may have autism, we are waiting for him to get diagnosed. In the mean time I’m using essential oils to help and taking it one day at a time!


  6. You let them go so they can come back. Our nest was empty but one has returned with wife in tow. We had temps in the 30s this week, unbearable. Don’t know how you can function at 40. But we just love to be able to complain about the weather lol


  7. I don’t want my little girl to grow anymore. She must stay a little chick. xx


  8. My two older lads all love to travel the youngest not so much. But he does with work and with his little family. The eldest loved the unusual and old, the the middle lad Europe ! They all flew the nest early before they hit their 20’s.
    Big steps Linda when your children grow wings!


  9. At one time I looked around and wondered,” is this still a nest now that it’s empty?” Then the grandbabes came. Yep, still a nest.


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