Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly / Part I: The Mommy Stuff

Joni over at Six Cherries on Top had the idea to compile a list of 100 things all about her.  
I like her idea of compiling several posts, breaking each one down to a specific category (this week she did her physical self).
Although I've done similar ones in the past, I'm jumping on this and, today, I'm going to try to find different ways to describe myself as a mother... 

1. My kids don't have a "bedtime."  That sounds bad, I know.  But "quiet time" usually begins by 7:30.  I let them wind down from their day and snuggle with me until they fall asleep.  They won't be doing this forever, pretty soon my lap won't be big enough and they'll be too cool to cuddle with Mom... so I'll take it while I can!
2. I've wanted to be a mommy for as long as I can remember.  

3. It was important for me to at least try to breasfeed my babies.  It wasn't easy at first...Memphis was a lazy nurser, my milk wasn't coming in, I was exhausted... but I got through it.  And I nursed him until he was nearly 18 months old {and I was newly pregnant for Ruby}.  Nursing Ruby was so much easier!  She was an efficient nurser and we lasted nearly 21 months.  That's 3 years of my life I spent breastfeeding my children.  I wouldn't have had it any other way.  Loved it.  I have NOTHING against mothers who choose not to breastfeed, or who couldn't do it... but I just want to say a big thanks to my boobies & my patience for allowing me the opportunity to nurse them for so long. 

4. I'm really happy Ruby likes to dress up.  More often than not, she wears mini versions of stuff I would love to wear!

5. I can whisper or mouth the words "Olive Juice" to my son and he knows EXACTLY what I mean!

6. I paint Ruby's nails whenever she wants me to, because I know how much she loves it.

7. I don't spank, but I yell.  Raise my voice. Whatever you want to call it.  Seems like it's the only way they listen to me sometimes.  But I want to stop that.  Sometimes it comes too quickly, I think.  

8. I often feel like a single mother because Hubby is away a lot.  He works late hours as a chef/kitchen manager, and is only off Monday & Tuesday... which means that the kids & I are usually gone to daycare/work.  We haven't been able to spend as much "family time" together as I'd like... so we've decided to work on that.  I'll keep you posted!

9. I would have another baby.... if Hubby really wanted another one.  But we're content with our family the way it is now.

10. I use reverse-psychology on them ALL THE TIME!

More about me in upcoming posts... if you decide on a GoodBadUgly list, let me know, I'd love to get to know you better!

p.s. Don't forget to spread the word... Finally Fifty Followers Giveaway is in the works!  So excited about this!  :)
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  1. Phew...I am so glad that I am not the one that doesnt have a bedtime for Maddy...I actually sleep with her and well as you know, I have been trying to break this habit, last night actually, tried it again....I was soooo exhausted and just moody and cranky and so hubby laid with her - mind you I woke up in her bed this morning....

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