Win Some, Lose Some

Win Some, Lose Some

Oh, Lord, y’all.  I’m about to tell you a really long, detailed story about how I messed up royally and it will make you feel better about your own life decisions. So, last Thursday, I happened to look at my family Google calendar and realized that I had mistakenly put Bean’s school’s Mother/Son event on the wrong date.  I had it scheduled for the following Wednesday instead of the very next day. This posed quite a few scheduling issues. First, I was supposed to be taking a planning day with…

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A Boy’s World

A Boy’s World

Bean got a new bed last week.  We traded his queen sized bed (which he loved and we had to promise would be replaced with something infinitely cooler…) for a bunk bed. He and Gracie absolutely love it.  They climb all over that thing, and I constantly find myself saying to Chris, “Someone’s going to break an arm… Someone’s going to break a leg…” We are talking about really redoing his room this summer to make it into an actual big kid’s room. But for now, we are leaving the…

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Happy Mother’s Day to Me!

Happy Mother’s Day to Me!

As the kids get older, the Mother’s Days become even better. They are filled with more handmade artwork and lots of “you’re the best mommy ever’s.” My Mother’s Day celebration actually began Friday morning when I had “Muffins with Mom” at Gracie’s preschool. It is the seventh year I have had this breakfast at this school, and every year it gets sweeter and sweeter. (This is Gracie’s painting of me. I am particularly fond of the pink hair.) On Sunday, we packed up and headed to the beach. My favorite…

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I’m Becoming My Mother

I’m Becoming My Mother

Growing up, there were things my mom did that I just could not understand in my juvenile, young adult mind.  In fact, I didn’t understand them fully until I became a mother myself. She rode in the car without music on.  This used to drive me crazy.  She would never turn the radio on.  In my young mind, I could not fathom how you could drive around all the time without music blaring in your ears.  And then, a few months ago, I was driving around with music blaring in…

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An Itemized Statement of Gracie

An Itemized Statement of Gracie

Item #1:  Gracie has her preK graduation in a few weeks.  I hyperventilate every time I say that.  I can’t believe she is going to be in kindergarten this fall.  We have her kindergarten registration next week.  I hyperventilate every time I say that, too.  Part of me is so excited, but the other part of me thinks, “She still says ‘she shells.’ How can she be in kindergarten and still say ‘she shells?’”  As part of her graduation ceremony, she will be reciting two poems, singing a few songs, and…

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Guilt’s a Punk

Guilt’s a Punk

So, the guilt beast showed up this week with guns blazing.  I’ve been feeling pretty great lately about our family, and that guilt bastard sniffed out my confidence and was like, “WHOAH, THERE SISTER.  It’s been a while since I’ve whacked you with mom guilt.  My bad.  Here you go.” WHAM. Guilt’s a punk.   Today, Gracie had a spaghetti lunch for parents in her classroom.  Chris and I have known about this for a few weeks now, and since it is really hard for him to get across town…

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I Knew She’d Be My Girl

I Knew She’d Be My Girl

When I found out I was having a baby girl, I pictured Gracie. Before I knew her name.  Before I saw my first ultrasound.  Before I heard her speak.  I pictured Gracie. I pictured a strong-willed girl, like her momma.  Someone who had her own ideas, her own sense of self.  A girl who argued because she believed that strongly, and listened because she loved that much. I pictured a feisty, fiery girl with a head full of knowledge and information, and a heart bursting with happiness and laughter. Gracie will…

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It’s Under the Log

It’s Under the Log

Some of my favorite conversations are the ones I have with the kids while driving around.  It’s pretty funny to hear what they think about things.  They are even getting to the age now where they have real conversations together, without me having to prompt them.  Those are even funnier. However, conversations between a kindergartener and a preschooler can spiral out of control pretty quickly… After school today, I picked the kids up from daycare and we headed over to Bean’s tee ball coach’s house to pick up his uniform….

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Judge Me and Feel Better About Yourself

Judge Me and Feel Better About Yourself

Are you having a rough week?  Making some bad decisions?  Things just not going your way?  Well, let me tell you about some of the things I’ve done this week and you’ll instantly feel better about yours. 1.  Michael has been in trouble for a week now for not listening.  I’ll call his name over and over again and he just ignores me.  I ask him to do something and he just gives me this blank stare.  I can’t tell you how many times I have yelled, “You need to…

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Ginny vs. The Birthing Ball

Ginny vs. The Birthing Ball

So, my sister and I were talking this week and she told me a story that made me wet my pants.  Seriously.  I laughed so hard that I peed my pants.  I figured if that wasn’t blog-worthy, then what was? Ginny is currently eight months pregnant.  I think.  Maybe.  I’m not really sure because I’m a terrible sister.  But she is due in early January, so I think that’s probably about right. Anyway, for the birth of her sweet Baby Faith (is that not the sweetest name?!?!  We’ll have a…

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