Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A little about me
I'm one of the lucky ones when it comes to love. I am married to my best friend. He makes me laugh everyday, he has been with me through thin and thick (yes I meant to say it that way. This mommy has packed on a few pounds), we have traveled together, we have grown together, and we have started a loving family together. For that I feel very blessed.
Together we have two adorable, incredibly intelligent (if I do say so myself), beautiful, messy, crazy, stubborn, loud, little boys. My world revolves around them. The sun literally rises and set with them. I am a stay at home mommy.
Gone are the days of sleeping in. Nowadays I am woken up in the middle of the night with crying from my youngest. Most of the time it's because he's hungry, but other times I think it's just because he is bored and wants to know what I'm doing at 2 am. As if I were in the other room having a party and didn't invite him. Or I'm awoken by my 3 year old around 4 am telling me that he had a "bad dweam" and then my husband and I are scooting apart and shifting blankets to make room for him. By the way, why do children sleep like they are running from the police?! My three year old will be sound asleep but then fling his body over mine, or move his legs like he's running, or better yet, when you try to get him to be still he then opens his eyes and yells "no!" While punching you in the face? True story! He then realized it was me and said "sorry mommy, I thought you were a bad guy in my dweam".
Gone are the days of going anywhere alone...... Including the bathroom. Oh yes. If you haven't experienced this yet, consider yourself lucky. Apparently my kids have enforced an open door policy when it comes to the bathroom. Even if I get in there before my kids see where I have gone, it only takes moments before I hear, "hey, where's mom?". Within a minute one or both of my kids are standing in front of me on the toilet asking "whatcha doin?". Of course I have done what I could to keep them out on previous occasions. Such as, turning the lights off. Thinking, if it looks like nobody is in here then they will pass the bathroom door and look elsewhere. WRONG! And of course I have locked the door, but then I have two sets of hands reaching under the door the whole time I'm in there. Trying to grab my feet while one is yelling "I'm going to get you mom" and the other one is laughing like this is the best part of his day! Now, you might be wondering..... "Why are you in the bathroom so long?" Here's the answer, for a little PEACE AND QUIET!
Gone are the days of quietly walking through a store, perusing the isles, or looking at ANYTHING breakable. I think the addition of my second son has changed my oldest sons behavior. When Corbin was an only child, I could take him anywhere. We would have a little talk in the parking lot about the store we were going into and what I was expecting him to do and how I was expecting him to behave. He would sweetly put his hands in his pockets and follow closely at my side as we walked through any store. Store employees would say "awe, look at how sweet and well behaved he is. What an angel." And I would look at him beaming with pride! Then I had Dax... He is my wild child! He does what he wants to, when he wants to, and isn't ashamed of it. This has inspired a "well if he can do it, I can do it" attitude in Corbin. Walking through a store these days is job! I find that my personality will morph into several different people. At first I'm "loving mom, willing to brave the store" then I'm the police "keep your hands to yourself! Stop sticking your finger up your brothers nose! Why are you yelling when I'm right here?" Then I'm a deaf librarian, while my children are trying to get my attention and I'm so frustrated that I have to block them out, while my oldest is saying "mom! Mommy! Mom. Mommy? Mooooooooooommmmmmm!" Then, I'm the store manager "Corbin if you break that, you're going to have to find a way to pay for it! And you won't be allowed back here again!" And finally I turn into my grandmother, and walk my oldest son to the nearest corner and firmly plant his nose right into it.
Yes, there are a lot of things that you have to change in your life when you have children. These are some of the things that I deal with. Yours may be different. I have my mommy ups and downs. Its not easy, it's not always fun, but like I stated at the beginning of this blog, we have a loving family.... I'm one of the lucky ones.
Through this blog I am going to share my mommy moments, city crafts, decorating, recipes, and anything else that comes to mind. So keep checking back in with me, and lets navigate this whole "mommy" thing together!