You Know That Feeling…

You Know That Feeling…

You know that feeling you get when you hear that sound?

The loud crash or bang…

and then silence…

Then someone yelling “MOM!”

You’re moving quickly but all the while hoping that you’re running for no good reason.

Then you get there and someone is holding a part of their body and sometimes there’s no sound, no crying…just silence.

I think I’d rather the crying.

But while one of them explains in a panicked voice what happened…

Usually something they know they shouldn’t be doing…

All you can think to yourself is…I just want to hold you and shake the (fill in the blank) out of you right now.

You check for lumps, bumps, bleeding or signs of a concussion or broken bones.

The relief that comes from knowing that they’re okay is quickly followed by wanting to knock their heads together for being so foolish.

But of course, you’re just happy that they’re okay.

Ya…that’s the feeling.

2019…We Got This

2019…We Got This

The new year is now in full swing!

It’s cold.

The kids are oh-so-excited to be back at school.

We’ve got another year ahead of us to be the BEST parents we can be!

Woo Hoo! Yeah! We can do this!

(yawn)

Who am I kidding?

Wake me up for Spring vacation…I should be ready by then.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A new year!

We’re so blessed to see a new one.

Another year to watch our children grow into who they are supposed to become.

Another year to grow with them and figure out who we are as parents.

Another year to make mistakes and learn from them.

Another year to check our social media accounts and realize that we’re horrible parents compared to other people.

Another year to forget to pay for the pizza lunches or field trips.

Another year to miss the school council meeting or bring in store bought baked goods when everyone else baked from scratch.

Another year to feel guilty and wonder why you ever thought you could be a parent.

Another year to stay awake nights worrying about your kids for one reason or another.

Another year to remind them that money doesn’t grow on trees.

Another year to say things like “because I SAID so!” and “don’t make me say it twice!”

Another year to pray for them to successfully navigate this thing called LIFE.

Another year to love them unconditionally.

Happy New Year!

Life

Life

Haven’t blogged in a while. Life just happens and sometimes when you finally take a moment, you realize how much time has passed. Many times we’re so busy worrying, planning, parenting and trying to be a responsible adult, that we literally “live our lives away”.

Forgetting to take a breath and do something that we enjoy. It’s easy to preach self-care, but not always easy to do. At least not as often as we really should.

Siblings…

Siblings…

I grew up as an only child. My friends took the place of the siblings I didnt have growing up. So I sometimes have a hard time understanding how my kids can love each other one minute and fight like crazy people one second later. How can one blue pencil cause screaming and tears, when there are literally 40 other pencils in their school supply cabinet?

How does a discussion about what TV show to watch turn into one kid stomping upstairs and slamming her door ( Ummm…excuse me? Unless you pay the mortgage…you have NO door slamming privileges). By the way, there’s a TV upstairs too.

I’ve been told time and again that this is normal. But sometimes I wonder if I’m doing something wrong. Some days I try to find the lesson in every situation and talk to them about the importance of love and respect for each other. To which I receive the blank stare. Ugh… other times I just want to lock them in their rooms until they’re old enough to move out.

Is that wrong???

Just curious.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

What am I thankful for this month?

  • Another birthday celebrated with family and friends
  • A wonderful low-key Thanksgiving dinner that we hosted this year
  • Quality time with family and friends
  • Finishing my first assignment for the online course I’m taking
  • Healthy family…of course
  • Pretty decent weather for October…so far
  • People actually read my blogs!

For those of you who celebrated this weekend, hope you had a great one. For those of you celebrating next month…save me some dessert!