Saturday, February 16, 2008

Taking the time!

Yesterday my parents watched our kids overnight for the first time and WOW how nice it was. In the day to day stress of life, money, work, kids, and the house it is hard to take the time to work on the marriage. Often that is the easiest thing to let go because you think, "he's not going anywhere". Well I must say it was wonderful to go on a date with my husband. To get all dressed nice with no spit-up on my shoulder. To really have the time to apply make-up and do my hair. Then sitting at the bar to have a drink while we wait for a table....I could have waited all day. Then to eat and talk and not have a single distraction, it was so nice. I am truely going to try to do this at least once a month because I'm realizing that to have a happy home you need to start with the marriage. Even though there are days I could kill him, there are also days I need to remember the wonderful qualities that made me marry him!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Why is the grass always greener? When you're a stay at home mom you often dream of going to work and when you work you dream of staying at home. This week I got to do both. On Monday I was home and Tuesday I was excited to go to work. Wednesday I was still excited to go to work but by 5:30 after picking up the kids and driving home trying to think of what I was going to make for dinner, I was tired! Then on Thursday I watched a 1 and 3 year old along with my 3, 2, and 10 week old. By last night I was beyond tired and today I was the happiest woman alive. Only 3 kids, and I got to stay in my pj's all day! But Monday I was complaining, "I've been in my pj's all day and I was running around after 3 kids!?!" The grass is always greener!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

In my next life!

In my next life I want to come back a man just so I can see what it would be like to

Wake up every morning and get just myself ready and walk out the door without an extra thought.

Come home from work and feel no guilt in watching TV or reading the newspaper.

Not HAVE to do a single thing around the house unless someone asks you.

Close the door while going to the bathroom and not have anyone banging on it asking "What are you doing?!?"

Not hear a single cry in the middle of the night.

Have my dresser filled with clean sox and underwear and not worry about how they got there.

Have someone cook my meals and clean them up.

After having three kids can still ask, "where are the diapers?"

Friday, February 1, 2008

So Scary

So scary!! My baby girl went to the hospital Monday and made me re-appriciate my babies. A simple cough in my boys caused my 8 week old baby girl to stay in the hospital for 3 days and I pray I will never be there again. It's terrible that sometimes it takes something like this to take a step back and appriciate what you do have instead of often thinking about what we don't. I will wipe my kids noses, clean up vomit, administer medicine at 3am and just be thankful it is a minor inconvience but they will survive and in the comfort of our own home!