I feel like I paint a rather fun, exciting picture of life over here in "Crazy" town. After reading a blog friend's post About Clarification I thought I should do one as well. I want to make sure that I am presenting reality of life over here for my darling kids to read years from now, as I documented their childhood. Yes, for those suprised, this is their "scrapbook", photo album, and journal. It has always been a way for me to update and upload their lives. However, I need to come clean as some of life here is not represented and I want it to be documented in writing. I am not a "PERFECT" mom. Here are my confessions:
I yell...way....too.....MUCH!! Not only at but to the kids. Yes, I am working at this.
I try to be organized and love a clean house but can get lazy and overwhelmed by the chaos and clutter.
This makes me short tempered.
I love to cook but not usually for my family. Everyone is too picky, everyone but Ace.
I love reality shows and love to DVR them...lots of them. They are my ticket to sanity....really it is true!
The kids are in the fight and pummel stage of development and I HATE it!! Can't stand to hear "MmmmmmOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMM" a millions times a day!
I am obsessive when it come to appearances and my kids. I want them to look nice always. Hair brushed,clothes matching and preppy. I do not let my kids pick out their clothes very often, ok getting real, like ever...I am sorry.
I am annoyed at the lack of motivation my kids have these days unless a reward is involved. GRRR!!
It can get overwhelming here as we don't have any kids or friends in our neighborhood. It is hard to have kids come over because all 4 wanna play and this gets the friends overwhelmed!Yet having a kid over per kid makes 8 and I am not that crazy either......LOL!
I would like to have more one-on-one time with each or my crazies. There are not enough hours in the day to fill ALL needs.This makes me sad! I also feel guilty that I want alone time.......and I do take it here and there, but not enough for me and surely too much for the kids liking!
Everyone is mostly happy, mostly clean, mostly presentable and mostly behaved. I think that means we are moving in the right direction.
I fear and worry about Tank and Little Man going to school this year...Preschool and Kindergarten for this mom this year and I am not ready for that.
Boomer is fiercely independent and I want to love it, but don't too much! She is sassy as am I so we both want the last word....working on that too!
Ace can drive me batty...OK so can Tank and Little Man. Boomer has her time too...So I guess it is even!!
Little Man is in the whiny phase and can cry all day over nothing and everything...this makes me frazzled a lot. I hope this passes fast!
I get embarrassed in public when my kids do annoying and/or dangerous things or cry or have a tantrum, I will not work on this one...they will!
Um....well, that's it. I feel better. The air is cleared and the elephant is gone!!Here is some fun pictures I have from the summer still.