Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Not a Clean House Today

I've welcomed this lazy day today.  I'm having a "no reason for it, but am too tired to move" kind of day.  The baby has been fed and changed as needed, but beyond that, nothing has been done.  And I really don't care.  I'll catch up, some time when my kids are all sent off to college, and before any return home.  But in the meantime, I'm not going to stress about it today.  

Hopefully my energy starts to build by dinner time.  I do have to feed more people at that meal than in the previous two.  And I need to get my butt on that treadmill tonight.  It's a pain, but I've succumbed to the idea that it is a necessary evil in my life.

I need my hot tea and a blanket and some quiet time.  But, you and I know that's not happening any time soon.  The closest that I came to that was taking a phone call yesterday and sneaking away to my bedroom.  Then Hubby yelled up the steps wondering where I had disappeared to.  

And since that hot tea and quiet time are a long time coming, maybe a girls night out will work instead???  Time to give a call to my sister.  She's a good time, and no matter what we end up doing, when it's just us, all we do is laugh.  And who couldn't use a good laugh?

Oh, and I've decided to take a part-time job.  Being a SAHM is not cheap.  It's definitely not what I ever expected to be doing, or even close to my once professional pay grade.  But, if this is what it takes to run this house and still get the time I want with my family, then this is what it takes!!

Welcome to Chaos!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's Report Card Time!

As a parent, I want my children to do well in school.  I love that my children are bright kids.  They generally do very well in school.  Why do I feel bad talking about my kids' accomplishments when I speak to other parents?  

Some kids do just as well or better than my kids.  BUT there are those that don't.  And why must I feel so bad when I speak of my kids and their good grades?  I don't want to feel like that.  I want to be able to share how well they've done without feeling guilty, like I'm just trying to brag.  I'm not really bragging, I'm just proud.  I don't go on and on about it.  But, I guess I assume that all kids at these lower grades all do well in school.  And I'm wrong to assume that.  

So, here is another reason this blog can come in handy for my life.  I can be proud that DS1 had almost a perfect report card.  And be sure to know, he's been told about the little blemish on it. And DS2 was pretty close to perfect, too.  Not exactly sure why he can't keep the difference between an author and illustrator straight, but hey, it's kindergarten.

So, yes, I have pretty smart kids.  Hopefully the boys' little sister will follow suit.  But I have a feeling she's going to pass them up.  She's already too smart for her own good.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The little things

I am so thankful for my kids.  When it seems that there's so much to stress out about, they can always (usually) make me laugh. 

We've had a rough week around here.  My DD has had some health issues in the past.  We thought we were over that hump.  Apparently we fall into that 1% where things can reoccur.  Sucks big time.  So now my DH and I must make a decision that may (or may not) affect her for the long term.  I think we know which way we're going, and I believe it's truly the best road to take.  But to say the least it's been a tough week.

So even when it's rough around here, it seems these kids look past it and observe things with a slightly different perspective.

As DH was taking DS1 and DS2 to bed, he told them to be very quiet because DD was already asleep.  DS2 responds, "But Daddy, you always tell us to be quiet, but you're really the loudest.  It's like two kittens and an elephant."   Really?  Where did that even come from?  He's six.  I love it.

So, I'm not sure in what direction this blog is going.  But, it's mine and I'm thinking it'll constantly change.  My life changes so often and goes in so many different directions, why shouldn't this blog?  So, today is just a short one.  Hopefully it gave you a chuckle.