Showing posts from June, 2016

Being a mommy

A few days ago when the girls and I were driving somewhere, Margaret said, ‘I want to be a Mommy someday, Mommy.’  
I said, ‘I look forward to that, it means I get to be a grandma!’
After agreeing with me, Margaret asked, ‘Do you know why I want to be a Mommy, Mommy?’
I said, ‘Why?’ and she replied, ‘Because I really want to be able to make dinner!  And to run tubbies!’
I said, ‘Margaret, you know you don’t have to wait till you’re a Mommy to do those things, right?!  When you’re a little older, you can make dinner and run tubbies for me!’
She thought about that for a second and then said, ‘Really?!  Are you kidding me?!’
LOL!  I don’t want my kids to be ‘all growed up yet’ so I’m still very happy to do the ‘mothering’...but I look forward to the day I get dinner made for me AND a bath run afterwards!!!  
I’m sure I’ll have to remind Margaret of how badly she wanted this to be her reality, because I have a strong feeling she won’t be as keen as she thinks she’ll be to do these things for me …

My 'me day' didn't quite work out as planned

Today I had plans to go to the states with a couple of girl friends, which I was really looking forward to for many reasons.  I knew what I wanted to shop for, was excited to see what I might find at the stores we fell in love with when we went a few months ago, and it meant an entire day to myself, with my friends, no chores and no kid-related responsibilities.

I was pretty sad when the plans fell through and I realized that the day James had added to our calendar as ‘Liz’s Day to Herself’ would become ‘A regular Saturday for Liz.’  But these things happen.

I’ve been in a funk this past week in general, and I was beginning to feel myself slipping into an even deeper one.  But this morning I woke up feeling more positive, and while Andrew was having a sleepover at Nana’s, James and I decided to take the girls to De Dutch for breakfast.

We don’t take the kids out to eat at restaurants very often, in part because it’s crazy expensive for a family of 5 and the kids never eat much of what we…

Cloudy with a chance of new shoes

It’s clouded over and is definitely a cooler day than yesterday, but it’s still warm enough that I can sit outside to write this.  I’m in our little front yard space, sitting on the swinging bench, listening to what I wish was the sweet sound of birds chirping but it’s more like the insane sound of crows cawing.  You can’t win ‘em all!!

Yesterday I just couldn’t even deal with trying to get the girls to nap so I made a deal with them that they could stay up if they let me have just a few minutes of quiet time to myself.  They didn’t really hold up their end of the bargain all that well, and were a nightmare by dinner time AND had a huge meltdown when it was time for bed, so today I insisted on them taking a proper nap.  It actually worked, too, they didn’t fuss longer than a few minutes today.  

They were probably tired after shoe shopping this morning!  I don’t know where my girls get their love of all things girly and in particular of all things SHOES because it’s certainly not from m…