It’s currently about 12 degrees Fahrenheit outside and feels like zero. Zero degrees. Think about that for a second.
It’s so bitterly cold, we don’t want to do anything outside. Except for Diesel, but he has a big building he can stay warm in (after the three hours or so it takes to become fully heated and no longer cold). And except for Choo-choo, I should say, as he still wants to build a snowman. We just haven’t had enough snow yet. And we still have that bitter cold.
I guess I am the only one of us three who has zero desire to leave the house right now. Continue reading “Going a little stir crazy these January days”
Have you ever gotten to that stage with your children when you’re just like, “Okay, sure.” For instance, Choo-choo wanted to sleep on his floor for nap and bedtime. I initially wanted to say no. My urge was to think, “He can’t do that!”
But why not?
I mean, I always told him no to this when his crib was still intact. I worried about him being out and about upstairs without everything being fully child-proofed. But now that his crib has now become a toddler bed and there are locks in place to keep him out of rooms he shouldn’t be in, why couldn’t he sleep on the floor like he wanted to? Continue reading “Becoming a more relaxed parent”
I sometimes find myself jealous of other women’s husbands. Not in THAT way! Just in that I hear and read all these stories of mothers explaining how their husbands help clean around the house and help take care of the children. I didn’t always feel like Diesel did any of this. A lot of the time, I felt like he did NONE of this.
Diesel used to help clean the house, but due to my OCD, he stopped. He felt like he never did it “right,” never the way I wanted it.
Of course, this brought on feelings of Continue reading “When I let jealousy get the best of me (and learned a big lesson in the aftermath)”
I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather and desperately need to go rest. But first, I wanted to pop on here and share a round-up of other blogs I have had the wonderful privilege of guest posting or collaborating on.
First up, ideas on how to find time for peace as a mom, Continue reading “My guest posts round-up”
Choo-choo was playing with one of his new Christmas toys the other day. It’s a tablet-like one that teaches shapes, numbers, and letters. I heard the toy instruct Choo-choo how to draw the shape he had chosen: “Start here and drag along the line to here” with corresponding arrows on the screen for him to follow.
Choo-choo’s reply? Continue reading “When the time has come to step back and wait”
You know the old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me”? Such a lie. Words can hurt. Deeply. Broken bones heal, but the pain from another person’s hurtful words can last even decades after they are uttered.
Sometimes people (even unintentionally) say such mean things that I can’t help but obsess about it. At times I am too shocked to reply. And there are even times when the shock is quickly replaced by anger. I have to admit there are moments when the person who, for one reason or another, Continue reading “Sticks and stones…”
Before I move on away from the holidays for real, I just want to share two of my absolute favorite shots of Choo-choo during the Christmas season.
First up, the thrill and excitement of presents to open and the possibility of new toys to play with. (Sorry about the blurriness, but he was a boy on a mission! And yes, he was in his train jammies, of course!) Continue reading “Snapshots of the holidays”