I need to share some random thoughts...so are you ready.
Because here we go.
When I talk to my mom, in the evening, on nights when Ed works late, and I have had very little adult interaction...this is what she gets from me. And quite possibly she might put the phone down and eat dinner while I babble on...but I don't think so. Because she always gives supportive responses. OR the nights that Ed gets home on time, after the kids are all in bed, and about an hour after we have settled into whatever we are going to do with the last hour of our day...I will come downstairs and stand, literally stand, in front of Ed...sometimes between the him and the TV. And I will ramble...just like this...
- Henry has had a hard time with drop off for Preschool the last three class times. It breaks my heart and has me leaving in tears. He has a great time when I pick him up. But the drop off is miserable. At first I thought it was because grandma was here. But now...I just don't know. There is a small part of me that grows with each drop off...that makes me feel like I should just pull him out and wait until next year. But he is all smiles when I pick him up. So maybe I just need to up my bribe or pull up my big mama pants and suck it up...that drop off might be tough...but it is worth it.
-Sydney is eating those puffs and those little yogurt bites. She loves them.
-I am going on a get away to the Boston area at the end of October with a friend. It will be 3 nights away and span four days. I have 5 bottles pumped so far. I am freaking out because I didn't realize that it is only about two weeks away. I am also SO SCARED that she is going to wean while we are apart. I want to nurse her a full year...through the flu season. I want to be in control of when we wean...not have it be something that is forced.
-The last month has been non-stop. We have had very little down time. We haven't seen some of our local friends and it is weighing heavily on my heart. I keep thinking that next week it will be calmer...but it just doesn't seem to happen.
-I am LOVING the pumpkin pie creamer...I add that into my latte and I have a heavenly treat.
-After the horrid drop off with Henry, we raced home and walked Charley to school. Then I got Sydney down and I have had an hour so far of quiet. WOO HOO! This can make for a better mama!
-Fall break is coming soon and I CAN'T wait to have all three kids home during the day, during the week. I really miss having control over our days. When my mom was here it really bothered me that Charley wasn't hanging out with us all day. Even though it was just great. He was happy. We were happy. It still bothered me.
-Charley doesn't wake up and say, "I can't wait for school today." BUT, he did say to me and my mom that his school days go SO fast. He said he feels like he gets there has lunch and it is time to go. This is his way of saying, HE LOVES SCHOOL.
-I filled my candy jar with candy corn. I think the other thought on Sydney weaning is that my no exercise, eat what I want, and lose weight system that I have going is going to end.
-The unseasonably hot weather we have had this week has thrown off my wardrobe. I can't wear my new jeans or sweater. And I just bought Charley a bunch of new shirts and pants and he hasn't even wanted to try them on because it is too warm.
-Are you loving Modern Family? We do. It always makes me smile.
-I started a chore/responsibility/behavior routine with the boys a couple weeks ago. I tweaked it yesterday so that they have morning and afternoon "Must dos" and after we see how they go for the next three weeks we will introduce the "Can dos" that they can earn by taking care of their must dos. It involves an iPhone app. My boys are all about that little gadget so I knew it would motivate them.
-My photo wall is 85% complete. I need a few more frames, a large frame hung (I couldn't hang that one on my own), and a few pictures to be ordered. But I like it. My next wall thought is silhouettes of the kids heads. I might attempt to do them myself. We'll see.
-Sydney slept through the night last night. But we left her music on ALL night long. I have no idea if this helped or if it was just a fluke. But I'll take it. If I could get her to sleep through the night then the amount of pumping this cow has to do could be cut in half!
-So many of my blog friends are in writing slumps. It makes me feel like it isn't just me. But that maybe we are all doing too much. I kind of think that is my problem. If I could slow down and make better choices with our commitments - the creative energy for blogging, playing, and cooking would return.
-It might be a double latte kind of day.
Boys to school and Sydney naps.
Henry and I are going to work on his name this afternoon. He is all about writing his H and E.
Laundry to finish, fold, and put away.
More blogging. I am feeling in the groove all of a sudden so keep checking and engage with comments so we can have a two way friendship! I want to know what you would write for your Today: