Saturday, August 27, 2011
Stay at home moms, you know the kind of day I'm talking about. A day where I feel frumpy,grumpy and useless and jealous of all the women out there who get to leave their house on a daily basis. ( I use to be that person prior to 1 week before Tank was born).Or who interact with people who don't repeat, "Mommy. Mommy. Mommy. Mommy.MMMOOOMMYYY" incessantly. Those that don't get touched with sticky gooey,dirty hands. Or who can meet friends for lunch without worrying about finding a family friendly, cheap restaurant. Or who can hit the gym, without worrying if the daycare there is open and can take all the screaming that will ensue due to you leaving them. Or who contribute to the world something more than a batch of overdone chocolate chip cookies and clean underwear. Or hell...who get to pee alone.Who have adult conversations that don't include, booger,potty talk or the Disney Channel.
Those who have almost all DVR shows devoted to kids 9 and under. Those who have ore gallons of milk and juice than wine bottles in the fridge. This is a battle cry for those that agree that we ladies get lost in the sea of daily chaos. The constant chores and pleasing in these four rooms we habitat in most days with too many ankle bitters.
I'm tired of feeling like nothing more than someone who is around to find lost shoes, matchbox cars, sippy cups and finishing unfinished homework to get on with cooking dinner. Oh..don't get me going on meals ...the same menu items each week because you have picky kids...and husbands. Just another kid friendly meal tonight is on the top of our priority list. We are someone who has just as many cheerios in the bottom of her purse, as loose change. Someone who always smells faintly of Clorox Clean-up instead of the latest perfume. Someone who must enjoy cleaning up after others...because why else would they be so kind as to leave their HUGE messes for me? Someone who talks, yells and pleads, but nobody listens, because I must have nothing important to say...and the one who breaks up the constant fighting between kids. I am the only "Mom" around here and must say that I miss me. The me prior to the kids. The me that had nail, hair and "me" appointments frequently. Who could roam the grocery store for an idea for dinner ,free to take my time.The me that read a good book while tanning outside in the summer breeze. The me that listened to the radio instead of the whole movie audio from TANGLED playing in the backseat for the 100 millionth time. The old me would have never though that a night out includes a lovely McDonald'a dinner complete with playlands and ice cream. The me that occasionally took a bath and didn't have 2 or more kids banging to get in and ruin it! I don't mean to just complain..I know we had these kids and must provide, nurture, educate and entertain, but sometimes I JUST DON'T WANNA.The me that got to talk on the phone without a hundred interuptions and fights. WELL, SOME SAY, YOU HAVE STILL HAVe BEDTIME..Problem is that I am too tired to enjoy "me" then, I AM dirty,cranky,frustrated and just plain done. I guess I lost that, the moment we had a kid...or 4. I'm just a housewife, after all. But I really miss the freedom to relax and not worry about grocery lists,homework, education benchmarks,potty issues, bedtime routines and the worries of the futures of my kids. I have endless messes to clean and organize, vacuuming to do but I just want to do NOTHING......
I just WANT one of these sometimes....no questions asked, like the the good old days! But I have this instead!!
Tomorrow will be a better day. I just know it!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Today was a big deal for my two littlest crazies!
Today Q is considered fully daytime potty trained!! I am so impressed. He is exactly 2 1/2 to the week. HE is also a preemie and so he is considered by most potty standards ahead for boys! I am so proud of him!! Prior to last week, he only had two or so accidents during the day. I knew we were getting close! It brings such happiness and relief from where we started (a 31 weeker) and not knowing how or what his limitations could be. So proud and a little sad that his baby days are pretty much over.
Secondly, Tank has been asking me for weeks to teach him a major milestone!(click here)! I taught him today at lunch and he had it by dinner. I know that I am bias but this kid is brilliant. Not even 4 and a half yet. He has so much determination and will to do just about anything he puts his mind to.
Of course our Boomer has had 2 spelling tests so far this year and has gotten 100% on each. Tomorrow I know will be the third. Ace was doing 5/6 grade word problems tonight for homework and did not need any help. My kids amaze me (and drive me crazy) each day!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
While the big kids were in school today, I took the opportunity to take the other two to the park/splash pad. Tank loves to be in and around water. Q isn't so sure yet and likes to run around the area and giggle!
After they played in the water, we walked to the adjacent park.
Check out the video here, My little Spiderman in action!
They loved the park and Tank could not wait to show me his gymnastic skills he has recently learned ....of course I was amazed at his strength and determination! Here he is on the monkey bars!! You can see it too, here,Look at him go!!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I told her to talk to Riley if it still bugged her and to let her know that you prefer brown over black. Needless to say when I picked her up from school, She and Riley were holding hands and best friends again......oh the life of a 6 year old!! Love her!
Yesterday the mini's wanted to play "pizza place". I needed to make them lunch so we decided to play real pizza makers. Tank and Baby Q LOVED it!! They got to do the dough making, rolling, and do all the toppings themselves. If it is pizza night (Friday's) I on occasion make everyone their own. I ask them what toppings they want and then I make it. This is due to the fact that having 4 kids under 9in the kitchen and doing their own dough, sauce,cheese, and toppings(like the fab four's favorite, black olives) on their own is just a holy MESS!! I have a problem with all that "fun". I know it's good for them, a learning moment to measure, fractions and so on. However, I just can't do it . Not all four at once!!! So when I only have two or one I do let them cook with me! It was that kind of day yesterday! So, pizzas it was!