Monday, May 31, 2010

What I Learned this week....

Welcome to yet another edition of What I Learned this week hosted by Julie. You can check out her site here to see more WILTW posts. Without further ado here we go.....

I learned that if you spend all week hitting the snooze button on your alarm when it goes off at 4:45am you will wake up all on your own at 4:45am on SATURDAY!! However you will also really enjoy the serenity of drinking coffee in peace before any little people wake up.

I also learned that if you are going to buy your husband a Father's Day gift and use the credit card to do it, you may want to warn him otherwise he will definetely find out what you got him since he decided to look at the statement.

What did you learn this week?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Dandelions are a girls best friend.......

Hey there!! Not not you, you over there, the lurker.....come on in and join the fun of what I learned this week.....

I learned that dandelions will keep a 4 year old busy for roughly an hour or until there are none left....


I learned that when a sample pack comes from Kotex my 4 year old will INSIST on opening it due to the pretty colors and then Mama will have to figure out a way to tell her exactly what that thing is she opened (tampon)

I learned that just giving a 16 month old the yogurt and letting him feed himself will make him insanely happy.....and very messy


I learned that everyone wants to snuggle with someone...


And the last thing I learned is who needs toys when you have a fire hydrant in your front yard???


What have you learned this week?

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Wasn't me..........

Welcome back to the glorious day that is Monday, ugh, just the word is enough to make me want to crawl back into bed. It's not that I have a vendetta against Monday or even really that I think Monday is out to get me it's just that where it happens to fall in the week is not a good place, too close to Sunday and way too far away from Friday....but at least I have the laughter that comes with Not Me Monday to get my week started right. You can read along and even enter your own over here at Mckmama's place

It was so NOT me that woke up panicked in the middle of the night and ran to the car (which is not housed in my garage)in my pajamas in search of my Nikon, nope not me because I am SO much more responsible than that....

Totally NOT me who bribed my 4 year old with the prospect of listening to Radio Disney because I just couldn't take listening to Sugarland anymore, and they're one of my FAVES!!!!!

I DID NOT contemplate ordering MORE food at Uno's to allow my 4 year old to continue her napping there because I knew full well that the minute I woke her up she would not go back to sleep (and she didn't)

It was absolutely NOT me who totally crashed and crashed hard on eating all the WRONG foods today because I would NEVER do that (suffice to say the healthiest thing was a veggie quesadilla)

What things did you NOT do this week?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

If only I knew now EVERYTHING I thought I knew then..........

How many times have you heard the phrase or a variation on it of: If only I knew then what I know now? Well it got me thinking the other night as I was having a lively discussion with my 4 year old about how she knew everything and of course I as her mother knew nothing. It made me realize how many times I thought in my head that I was going to do things so much differently with my children than my parents were doing with me. How I was going to be their friend as well as their parent. Well I have to say it's a lot harder to have to be their parent than I thought. In terms of children we all want our children to like us as their parents and not want them to die of embarrasment at the prospect of being seen in public with them, but at the end of the day what we really want is for them to become productive members of society, to be happy and to feel loved. I hope that I've instilled in my children just how very much I love them. I tell them as many times as I possibly can and yet somehow I know that in just a few short precious years my ears may be burning with the infamous "I hate you, Mom." I think back to the times I said this to my parents for their utter lack of coolness refusing to let me do something that was probably stupid but that I wanted to do because everyone else was doing it and I wish I could go back in time and take it all back. Take back every mean, vile, nasty thing I ever did, said, or thought when I was younger. I remember thinking that my child would never say anything hurtful to me because I'd raise them better than my parents were raising me. If only to be able to go back to a time when I knew EVERYTHING........

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mothers Day Edition

Welcome back for yet another edition of What I learned this week hosted by Julie (who I seriously think you should follow her blog as she is hilarious!!!) we go:

I learned that it is extremely hard to find someone I trust as much as family to watch over my two children while I go to work for the summer. Luckily for me there is a wonderful young woman that has been working with my daughter in her Sunday school class all year that I trust completely.

Nothing will make a 4 year old happier than to be told she gets to go on a date with Mommy. To Stewarts. For ice cream. Hey it was her choice.

I learned that my son loves to have his sister blow on his belly but nobody else.

I also learned that while I love the pearls the hubby and kids got me for Mother's Day, the best gift I got was a flower made out of old seed packets, a pipe cleaner, and a button......

I hope all you Moms out there had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Being a Mother.......

The reasons I get up every single day.....




The Girl I Used to Be

Author Unknown

She came tonight as I sat alone,

the girl I used to be,

And she gazed at me with her earnest eyes,

and questioned reproachfully,

Have you forgotten the many plans,

and hopes I had for you?

The great career,

the splendid fame

all the wonderful things to do?

Where is the mansion of stately height,

with all of its gardens rare

The silken robes that I dreamed for you,

and the shining jewels in your hair?

And as she spoke,

I was very sad,

for I wanted her pleased with me,

This slender girl from the shadowy past,

the girl I used to be.

So gently rising,

I took her hand and guided her up the stairs,

Where peacefully sleeping,

my babies lay, innocent, sweet and fair,

And I told her that these are my only gems,

and precious they are to me,

That silken robe is my motherhood,

of costly simplicity,

And my mansion of stately height is love,

and the only career I know,

Is serving each day in these sheltered walls,

for the dear ones who come and go,

And as I spoke to my shadowy guest,

she smiled through her tears at me,

And I saw the woman that I am now,

pleased the girl that I used to be!

Happy Mothers Day to all........

Friday, May 7, 2010

Double Standards.......

Last night I got home and flipped on FoxNews like I do occassionally. It was around 8pm when the boob tube was turned on so Bill O'Reilly was on. Now I am not in any way a big O'Reilly fan but the story that he had absolutely floored me. It was the story of how teenagers at a California school were asked to turn their shirts inside out and take off their bandanas because they all depicted the American flag. That's right the school's that wave the American flag asked students to remove their clothing that did the same. The reasoning behind this? The school officials were afraid that it might incite something due to it being Cinco de Mayo. I very rarely discuss political situations on my blog because I like to stay away from the controversy it can create but this I have a problem with. The other issue I have with this is that the administration of this school removed the flag of the United States of America and displayed the flag for Mexico. Here's the video if you care to check it out. And again I'm not doing this to start any fires I just have an issue with students being told that they cannot wear clothing that depicts the American flag.