Now that E has turned three, I have been trying to think of a creative way for her work on being responsible. We typically ask her to do things like clean up her toys or bring her dishes to the sink but I was constantly reminding, nagging and bribing. I finally decided that giving her special, 'jobs' might increase her independence in doing little things around the house! A few of these jobs needed to be taught and we are still practicing doing them together. I am realizing that a lot of the time I can get these things done faster and more efficiently on my own, but I also know how important it is to teach her to be responsible and independent!
My baby is THREE! She is sweet and spunky and was so much fun to celebrate! Between the two kiddos, we have hosted five parties and this was our smallest one yet. We had our parents and siblings over for dinner and dessert with a lot of floral and a little Minnie Mouse on the side ;) I am planning to use all the decorations from the party for E's big girl room makeover!
Well here we are again friends, it's been awhile since my first confession post. I wasn't necessarily waiting for more embarrassing things to happen to me, I was simply mustering up the courage to share some things that have happened since adding baby number two.
In the past three years, I have gained eighty pounds and lost about seventy. It's safe to say that it has taken a toll on my body as well as my mind. Although I eat fairly healthy and make it a priority (most weeks) to work out during nap time, there are some things that will never be the same.
My emotional pendulum swings two very different ways. There are moments when I am scrubbing bodily fluid (not my own) out of the carpet while my toddler unrolls an entire roll of toilet paper at the same time my baby is making his way to the nearest outlet to chew on some cords. I then realize we are out of coffee and I think to myself, this must be how I die. Then the very next moment, I witness that same toddler intentionally distracting the baby from the outlet with her favorite toy, "here big guy, eets fo' youuuu." Then I think, I WANT THIRTY-SEVEN MORE OF YOU..
Before I had kids, I was the 'perfect' mom. Weren't we all? There were so many things I swore I'd never do. I was that young girl, by myself at the store, quietly judging the mom whose kid was nose deep in an iPAD. If I have learned anything from being a momma, it's that you can never judge another momma's situation. What works for you and your family, is what's best for you and nothing else matters. Plain and simple.
On Thursdays we go to the library. Henry was in a lot of pain and was incredibly fussy due to digestion issues for the first five months of his life which made it really hard to get out of the house. Since he has been feeling better (praise the Lord!) we have been able to get out and do the things I always dreamed I'd do as a stay-at-home momma.
I really feel like the name of my blog encompasses what my life is like these days as a stay-at-home mom of two kiddos two and under. I have always been someone who prefers actually getting ready rather than lounging in sweats.