Saturday, June 19, 2010


*I'm incredibly overwhelmed with food in our house. Not just food for me (which I'm trying to control) but the kids. It seems as though they are asking for food ALL. DAY. LONG. It's as if something just switched in their brains. An hour after breakfast I hear, "mom, I need a snack". I'm feeding them protein and fairly balanced meals. They eat appropriate portions for kids and not alot of sugar. It really is driving me nuts.

*Mornings are hard. Everyone gets up at the same time (7:30 ish) and instantly starts to ask me for things. FOOD is first on the list. I'm not a morning person by nature and when you add in demanding kids, that doesn't make for a good start.

*Speaking of demanding, number one rule as we start off the day, "may I please? or can I please?" must be what you start your questions with. It's exhausting.

*Adding to that morning exhaustion, I got a new book at the library. The Help. It's so good I can barely put it down at night. I'm having to give myself a limit of only reading for an hour.

*Back to that parenting stuff. I feel like my words are falling on deaf ears. I wonder if I'm even going to make an impact. I wonder if I'm balancing love and discipline right. I'm wondering what it is that they see in me that they are mimicking. Is there something I need to change in my attitude? We are not hitting any kind of stride these days and I'm feeling weary.

*I'm looking forward to a vacation with Dave. Just 2 days where we can sleep, read, talk, pray and catch our breath.

*Dare I say this, but I'm hoping to take said vacation in a warm place with sunshine. I know, you all know I hate the Summer, but I would take 75 and partly cloudy over a soggy spring.

*It's Saturday and we have no plans. I think this mama needs a break alone to read, go to the market and collect myself. To hit the restart button. Then I think a trip to OMSI would give us all a new perspective.


Kate said...

It's 75 and partly cloudy here! :)