Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sometimes, you just need a break

I'm getting a five day break from being a mom starting Saturday. I'm already missing my family and am sure I'll have an identity crisis by day 3. I'm grateful for my friends and hubby for making this possible. I'm going to Mary Kay seminar in Dallas! Should be a fun learning experience.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with myself when I wake up and at mealtimes. I'm sure I'll feel like a little lost puppy with only my own food to cut.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

I'm Sorry

It's important to say you're sorry. And even if your children forgive you without that apology, I think it's a good habit to get into.

Sam is getting to that age where she won't let things go until you acknowledge her pain and apologize for it. Only then can she move on.

I remember growing up how my parents or siblings used to just brush me off. They would try to make light of a situation or try to make me feel better with humor. I always resented it. I wanted that apology. And sometimes it never came. I don't want that for my kids. So, I'm trying to be a big girl and apologize when I do something wrong.

Hopefully that will help now and in the future.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Salvage Yard

I don't know if anyone else out there is like me, but sometimes I self-sabotage. I do. If I'm on a diet (I use the term loosely) and I slip-up, instead of getting right back on the horse, I use use the slip-up as an excuse to scratch the whole day, indulge, and decide to do better tomorrow.

This is the story of my life.

A few weeks ago I had a Bad Mom Day. I don't even remember what happened, but I'm sure it involved yelling, time-outs, spankings, and a general ignoring of my children.

Halfway through the day I decided to change the course of things, threw the kids in the car for McDonald's drive thru.

Then I slipped up again later that day.

As evening rolled around, I was bored and feeling guilty about how the day had gone. So we threw the kids in/on the biking equipment and off we went around the neighborhood. It was our first official family biking trip and it was great!

I guess what I'm trying to say is, any day can be salvaged. And I did it twice in one day! And I feel that's something to be proud of...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


They tell ya the only constant thing in life is change. And for that I am grateful. Personally, I like change. I thrive on it. I think it's a good thing.

My kids are doing a lot of changing lately:

Sam is four and has shown us more of her bag of tricks, good and bad, and will go to school in the fall. (She gives me reasons every day to be grateful for this upcoming change.) She also enjoys her new haircut.

Charly unexpectedly started potty training a few weeks ago. I decided I either needed to work on the potty or taking away the binky. She is doing great and stays dry most of the time! Charly is also enjoying coloring a lot more.

Felix is totally weened, drags his body across all surfaces, likes to screech LOUDLY, and has three bottom teeth, which makes him look like a pirate (or an Oklahoma native.)

Keep bringing the changes, Kids! I love you!