I feel the need to back up a bit... back to D.C. and the little epiphany I had while touring all of our nations history. See I used to be plagued with fear and worry. I used to think if I didn't worry about my kiddos then I didn't care as much.Worrying is just what us good mommies do, right? The past few years have been a sort of pressure cooker of that seriously flawed logic, and I have given up many of my fears and worries and realized that I am basically just wasting my time. Anyhow, getting to my point... when I was taking in all the history.. the past presidents, the war heroes, the heart wrenching holocaust museum, centuries upon centuries of amazing people, ... it all made me feel really insignificant. My life, if lived carefully, if lived comfortably, if lived safely, if lived to perfect standards of society.... would be utterly forgettable and completely insignificant. And even worse, if I raise my kids to be so safe, never to step out boldly, never take risks... am I teaching them to be insignificant as well? On a lighter note... did I ever mention how cold it was while we were in D.C.? It was really cold. The reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial was frozen over, and the snow was deep. The only way for us to get to the Lincoln Memorial was to walk atop the frozen reflecting pool. If Forest can do it, so can we I guess. I felt kinda strange about it, but we surely weren't the only ones.