Sunday, October 25, 2009

My boys love me

They do. I just had to start working and leave them all day to find this out.

My externship started this past week. Mondays and Wednesdays I work 8:30am to 7:00pm so with travel time (man that traffic IS a bitch) it turns out to be a pretty long day. My boys have never been so excited to see me. They have never showed that much enthusiasm to have dinner with me, or to have me give them a bath. Leaving them sucks. They cry and ask me not to go. But to see those smiles when I get home, I just have to remind myself of that.

On a side note. My ultimate fantasy has just come true. Anyone see that HHGregg commercial with Payton Manning playing ping pong with Justin Timberlake? Love it. Although I am sure I could think of other things to do besides play ping pong...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Don't know crap

Okay so I thought that I would be totally cute and write out the ABC's of being a mom. You know a type of things I have learned list. So I sat down to write it, and couldn't come up with anything besides Diaper wipes for D. You know how you use diaper wipes for everything? That's all I could come up with. Good job Court, only 25 more letters to go!

I have been at this mothering thing for 3 1/2 years now, you would have thought I would have learned something! So I got to thinking and I came up with a few little things. Hopefully some of you moms out there can relate.

1. No matter how confident you are, no matter how much you think you have it, something will change that will throw you completely off. You think that you finally have a good sleeping pattern down, they will start teething or get sick and throw it all off. Finally found a food they will eat? Next time you serve it, they won't even touch it. Kids change their minds all the time. So adjust. Roll with the punches.

2. Make sure to show them you love them. You would think this should go without saying, but it does get fairly easy to get caught up with daily life. Work, running the house, errands tend to get in the way. There is nothing I love more than snuggling with my boys and I know that soon they wont let me, so I have to cherish this time I have now.

3. Sure I can try to carve time out for me, I can try to get someone to watch the boys so I can catch a nap. But the reality is I can't sleep. This is something I still struggle with on a daily basis, but wake up (pardon the pun) and smell the coffee. You pretty much have to be on death's door to get a good amount of uninterrupted sleep.

4. Yes the constant need of assistance from you for someone else may be annoying. But simply remind yourself that soon they won't want you to be around at all, and that helps lighten the load.

5. In complete contradiction to #3, you have to either make time for yourself or learn to savor the little moments of time you have to yourself. Even if your "time" is running errands alone, just enjoy the peace and quiet and be thankful that you don't have to make those several potty breaks while trying to get them done.

6. Just have fun. Play. Messes can be cleaned up, most of the mundane chores can wait. Trust me you will get more joy out of hearing those giggles and seeing their smiles than you will vacuuming the floor or loading up the dishwasher.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Home stretch

So I have almost made it. I am in my last week of class right now and then I start my externship. Then I am DONE!!! I am hoping to get placed at a fertility clinic and then impress them so much that they will want to hire me. I am just feeling so impatient right now. I don't want to go to class anymore, I just want to be done. And out there working. And making some money. Am I asking for too much? hahaha

But the thing I am worried about most is putting the boys in daycare. I have been a stay at home mom since Eddie was born (almost 3 1/2 years ago-YIKES!) so the thought of someone else doing my job terrifies me! Really who can do it better than me? LOL. I think Eddie will be cool, he is looking forward to making some friends and having kids his age to play with. Its Luke that really worries me. He's a momma's boy so I don't know how he will do without me all day. I am sure that things will go fine, I just worry. Hey I'm a mom, its in the job description!

So almost done. I am really proud of myself. Currently I have a 3.7 GPA and I am sure that will go up after this class is done so I might actually graduate with high honors. Go me! Seriously I was never the student that cared about my grades, as long as I passed I was cool. So I am proud that I have stuck to it and totally rocked it out!