I did it. I created the monster. Not that my daughter is a monster, but the crazed obsession with all things princess is becoming a bit much. When she told me she liked Ariel more than me, I knew it had gone too far. Continue reading “Princess Problems”
This morning, we had some extra special moments. Alright, they were crappy moments. First, I woke up to a horrible smell. My husband, who had been up doing school, took the cat and tossed her out of the room because he claimed she had let one rip. Maybe ten minutes later, I discovered she had not just passed gas. She had laid a nice present on the bedspread. Awesome.
It started with bath time. It usually does. My sister bought us a bluetooth speaker, and bathtime has been a musical experience ever since.
Andy started singing “Looks like we made it…Look how far we’ve come, my baby…” I hear him in the kitchen and start looking it up on Spotify. A few wrong searches finally gets me to “You’re still the one” by Shania Twain, and it starts up on the speaker.
Continue reading “Isn’t It Romantic…”
It is rainy here, and I couldn’t be more pleased. Last Monday, preschool was cancelled and so were my evening plans, and thus, the world was my oyster! Time moves slower on rainy days, which works better the less plans that you have. Also, rainy days are such a relief to me because they are the only days in the month that I can shed ALL my guilt over not cleaning my car 😀 Continue reading “Lazy Days”
So, we thought that a good theme for this week would be cheap date ideas. That’s right- get ready to take notes ;-). Unfortunately, I can probably count on my hand the number of dates we have gone on since Leli was born. This is usually because of money and clingy kids- it makes babysitters hard to come by. Continue reading “Flirting Is Free ;-)”
I am in a yo-yo relationship with blogging, and I apologize. Sometimes I lack inspiration. Sometimes I don’t have time when I am inspired. Ninety percent of the time I am in a battle as to whether what I write will matter, offend, or simply waste my time and yours. So, I did what any typical woman would do ( I think…), I phoned a friend. 😉 Continue reading “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”
Okay. I am going to just get the disclaimer out of the way. We try to avoid TV as much as we can…I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love that it gives me time to clean up, have time alone, get dressed, etc. I hate that my son is hypnotized by it and that it becomes a babysitter for me. So, I try to limit it to certain times of day. However, since my daughter is a virtual sponge, I am also trying to be pretty wise about what she sees during those times. This is hard to do unless I am right there watching with her- which I do sometimes to talk her through things. So, I thought I would share some go-to shows that I can trust to help me educate AND entertain my daughter while teaching valuable lessons. PLEASE SHARE YOURS TOO! Cuz there are only so many times we can watch something…or so I thought before I had kids. 😛 Continue reading “Currently Watching…”
Yesterday, I had two of my sisters over our house. It was long overdue, and I was excited. But there was another thing that was long overdue: the cleaning. I had been ignoring my floors and bathroom for over a week (eek!), and you could definitely tell. So, I pretended my daughter was taking a nap as she talked to herself in her crib, put on Breakfast at Tiffany’s (in hindsight, not the ideal choice), and went to it.
I grew up in a house where you clean before company comes over. Like, intensely clean. I have backed off a bit since owning my own place, but floors and bathrooms are a must for me. What I did not take into account this time around was that three kids were about to come over bringing the house total to 5 kids under age 6. You can only imagine… Continue reading “Cleanliness is NOT Next to Godliness”
This week, we got a little bored and decided to make twelve little girls in two straight lines, and the smallest one was indeed Madeline. We took construction paper, markers, scissors, and a glue stick and had an hour’s worth of fun. Leli helped me glue the girls together (so they stand up on their own), and we named each one. They walked around, went to bed, and lined up a lot. I keep them in the Madeline library book we have on loan and am slightly tempted to return it with them inside…just to make a librarian smile. 😉
We all have them, I hope. Maybe some have them without being a parent…just think of the things that you do when you’re really tired and are operating with only half the normal brainpower. Things like putting your library card in a debit card machine, wondering where your phone is while talking on it, etc. Take those moment, multiply their frequency, lower the brainpower a little bit, and add a child to comment on your recent mistake= Voila! Mom moment.