Blog this

I haven’t posted in awhile…. Nothing is worse then going to your daily blog list all hot and bothered just to be disappointed by no new posts. Seeing how only my mother and blog spam is my only blog traffic I am not to worried. The reason I haven’t posted in awhile is I am having a blogging dilemma. I have a friend who wanted my link and I wouldn’t give it out. Now I have given this MUCH more thought then I am sure she has and I decided if she wants the torture of boring dribble I call my blog I’ll get her in, but I warn you MR this is some really boring stuff.

In other news I am completely addicted to the show Lost. I really hate it but love to hate it. I really hope these writers are not just making this crap up as they go along. I did receive my flight conformation yesterday for my trip to FL in December and was pleasantly surprised it is not flight 815. Maybe we won’t crash and die…. One can always hope. 🙂

I want that mommy

So here it begins… My son has fallen prey to the demons of television ads! I have heard an uncountable amount of times this week… “mommy I want that” “OOOOOHHHH mom look” “pleeeese can I have that?”

Before I had children I said that my children will not watch t.v. Now I would love to follow through with that vow but for whatever reason: not a great mom, lazy, boredom ??? My child watches more t.v. then I will admit to.

In any case I had no idea how sweet my child’s mind is and how much I need to really monitor what he see. No JM you do not need neon floam and no JM you do not need Pokemon and for goodness sake no JM you do not need a baby doll who pees.

Do I perpetuate this need for constant pleasing? Do I give him too much? I buy 90% of my DC’s toys and clothes at yard sales and thrift store but really he isn’t old enough to understand “oh she got this for a dollar at a garage sale instead of $15.00 new”

Do I stop giving to them?

I do rotate their toys. There is a good amount of educational toys in the mix…

I wrote this just before MD was born and wanted to share it.

This morning I had to go to the grocery store at 7:00 am on a weekday. DH was sick and needed soup. So I went out leaving him and JM at home. It was very strange. I think the last time I was outside my house at this hour was when I was in labor. So I strolled through the store (enjoying my child free moment) I noticed something. I noticed everyone around me practically running around getting this or that. A man in a suit almost ran me over to get to the check out while I was leisurely reading a magazine. Then I check out and the women behind me is huffing and puffing shifting her weight back and forth. When I asked her what was wrong she said she was late for work. On the way home I saw people putting make-up on in the car and tailgating.

This short trip made me remember just how grateful I am to have the job I do. Yes my employer also often gets mad. He gets mad when he doesn’t get his way or if someone looks at him funny. Yes I have a demanding person to please. Food must be prompt, activities must be fun and naps are a necessity. Yes the pay is very bad. I could not buy the magazine I was reading and they know my name at the thrift store. But with that said there are days I stay in my nightgown all day and don’t brush my hair. There are days when I sit on my back porch reading and just watching my little “boss” play. (All be it a library book) Then I think about my husband. All the things he misses just so I can be the one to enjoy being the CEO of Carter’s Inc.

I couldn’t resist

A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog.

Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring on a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door.

As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked,

“What happened here today?”

She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world did I do today?”

“Yes,” was his incredulous reply.

ok put the whine glasses away…. update

Well I did go to yard sales. I just went back in the bedroom and handed over the baby and DH was still snoring with DS sitting up. DS said daddy said to go to sleep. LOL I just told DH wake up I’m leaving… actually I said “tag you’re it”. I got back at 9:30 and the three of them had just gone back to bed and we all slept till 11am When we got up DH said he was sorry…

BTW I got some great stuff today! I love the beginning of the sale season!

Pass the chees to go with my whine

You know, I realize I don’t work and DH does. This week our DC have been sick so on Wednesday night I was up every 10 minutes it felt like and then Thursday night was alittle better maybe only every 20 minutes or so it felt. DD is stuffy and wanted to sit up in my arms to sleep etc. OK that’s my job. Well here it is Friday night DD has had an ok night but she is wide awake currently …. rocking isn’t helping… she is just awake…. *not normal* Because it is Friday night (really Saturday morning) I get up at the crack of dawn and go to yard sales. I do this every Saturday morning. Just for two hours or so but it is my “me” time. Anyway I asked dh to take a turn w/ DD… since I will be getting up in an hour… Well he b*tched and moaned and blah, blah, blah … so here I sit with her and DH is snoring! This is wrong on so many levels
#1 I haven’t had a decided night sleep in 3 days~ by decent I mean having to get up more then our normal 2-3 times a night.
#2 He hates me going to the sales. He says he doesn’t understand why I want to get up so early when I don’t have too.
#3 I never complain about getting up with either DC on work nights but just b/c I am the SAHM I am doomed to DH never taking turn?

Most of the time DH is very good about these kinds of things but URGGGGG not this time.
I know I sound like a selfish jerk but hey I work part time granted not as much time or money as him but don’t I deserve alittle help from time to time on nights he doesn’t work the next day. This is really just his passive aggressive way b/c of him not wanting me to go to yard sales. I’m sorry I am whining I am just sleepy and irritated.

Choices, Choices

I am A SAHM. I enjoy staying in our PJ all day some days. I enjoy Playgroup, the park and a generally feeling of “not needing” to do anything on a timetable. Over the past three years I have been a baby sitter and an night instructor but this week I was offered a job. I have been offered jobs before but the biggest deal breaker has been my children. Well this job is a coordinator for a childcare facility where I could bring both my children for free. OK I had been toying with the idea JM needs some preschool b/c he is kinda, well a little bossy. ( I have mommy glasses on but I have been told by DH) And the cheapest I could find is three morning a week for $50.00 with a four hour a month volunteer requirement. This would be free and I would be paid. In both cases MD would be along for the ride. The hours are good with the one exception of getting up early four days a week. The hours would be :
M
~8:45-10:30 T~8-12 TH~ 8-12 F~8:45-10:30
These are great hours. Plus flexible. If I need a day off or vacation they can cover me. I would make about $100.00 a week and free preschool. Really when you factor in what I would be paying in childcare in reality that would be about $100.00 a week for both children sooooo

OK the plus minus game:
+…………………………………………………………………………….. –
free childcare ……………………………………what if a kid bites, hits,
…………………………………………………………. is mean to them
great hours……………………………………….. have to get up early
easy work
nice people …………………………………………it’s a church and they teach
……………………………………………………….. the children bible study daily
extra $
not taking me away from family
close to home
longterm if I want it …………………………….a commitment
no lesson planning
meet other moms
everyday is a playgroup 4 them……………. I would miss bonding w/
………………………………………………………..friends a weekly playgroups

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