Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tonight Brian shared something that happened with Lila while I was at knitting. He was letting the girls help him make dinner and out of the blue Lila said, "Holy hell!"
Brian was of course shocked and said, "Lila! That is not a good word to say. Where did you hear that?"
Without pausing Lila responded, "School."
"Lila, you don't go to school."
"So where did you learn that?"
I am going to fess up right now and admit that I am the bad example in this scenario, but I promise that I've never said that at church (even though I am her primary teacher.)
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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Friday, January 13, 2012
I have been just a little bit under the weather today. Headache and upset stomach, but since it wasn't dire enough to stay tucked up in bed all day I still had to do mother type things. You know, feed them and stuff. Caite came down and we watched movies and knit all day, which was lovely and relaxing. But after she left the kids hit their stir-crazy phase. (Have you ever seen a cat go stir-crazy where they run around and jump on the furniture and try to pounce on their own shadows. Yeah, my kids do that in the early evening too.)
By the time Brian got home I was pretty well done for, so I declared it a cold cereal for dinner kind of night. I sat on the couch while the kids ate cereal, and realized that all I wanted was soup. Actually what I really wanted was soup that I didn't have to cook. Even opening a can and heating it up in the microwave seemed like too much work. Brian was passing through the room and asked me what was wrong. I told him I was wanting soup. So when he went to return the videos he stopped and bought me a cup of soup from Kneader's. Such a simple act of service, but it was just what I needed tonight- someone taking care of me for a change. I really love that man...
Posted by Chrissy at 10:31 PM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I've been pondering about my role as a mother a lot over the past week.
It's funny how often I can have two diametrically opposing emotions about being a mother. For instance...
It's hard to have small children/It's hard to let your children grow up.
It's hard to have your child around you all day and all night/It's hard to let them go out of your sphere and not know every moment of their day.
It's hard when they ask you the same question over and over again/ It's hard when they don't ask questions (usually for permission).
It's hard when your toddler whines and throws a fit because they don't want to ride in the shopping cart/It's hard when your older children whine about having to walk through the store.
It's hard doing such a thankless job/It's hard because I can't think of anything else I'd rather be doing.
So to sum up, motherhood is hard.
I guess I'm not that conflicted after all.
Posted by Chrissy at 12:11 AM
Monday, January 9, 2012
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Saturday, January 7, 2012
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Friday, January 6, 2012
Did you know that I am a sucker for sports movies? Especially if they are also about the Olympics. I know, for someone who's only ever played one summer of tee-ball you wouldn't think that sports is my thing. Although I did really enjoy playing YW basketball and I wasn't too bad. Even though I am short, I am really scrappy. Maybe that's why I like sports movies. I get all emotionally caught up in cheering for the underdog.
Tonight we watched Miracle for PFMN. (Popcorn Family Movie Night, for new readers.) The 2004, Kurt Russell movie about the USA Hockey team winning gold in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Such a good movie. Brian still laughs at me because when it was about to come out in theaters and they were running ads for it on TV, every. single. time. it would come on I would turn to him and say, "I am so excited for this movie, I really, really want to go see it!" So he took me to see it, and as we are sitting in the theater watching the movie, I turned to him and whispered, "I am so excited we are here watching this movie!" It was just as enjoyable tonight.
Jake and Evie enjoyed it as much as I did. So after it was over Jake and I ran to the video store and checked out Cool Runnings, The Mighty Ducks, and A League of Their Own. I wanted to get The Cutting Edge too, but they didn't have any copies in stock. My kids are so excited for all the PFMNs we are going to have this week.
Posted by Chrissy at 10:56 PM
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I am happy to report that today has been very low-key Lila-wise. Which is really good, because frankly I couldn't imagine what was left for her other than something needing medical attention or involving fire. And if she had needed medical attention today I am not sure that anyone would believe that it was an accident...
Today being a Thursday was also good for my sanity because it means Knit Night and three hours off for Mommy. And I think we can all agree that it was very needed this week. I had a great time and was even almost all relaxed until I got in the car to drive home. I called Bri to tell him I was on my way and he answered the phone, "Hello-p!"
"Um... was that hello or help?"
"Both. Mostly help."
It seems that my five year old who is always playing a game of chicken with her bladder finally lost, and I was needed to help with the clean up.
So much for a relaxing night off...
Posted by Chrissy at 10:04 PM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Monday, January 2, 2012
Posted by Chrissy at 10:00 PM
Okay. I can't quit. There are too many people out there waiting with bated breath for the next installment of the non-stop hilarity and drama that is my life. (That doesn't sound too full of myself, right?) But having done this for a year already I have decided there need to be a few changes around here.
1. No pressure: If I am just not feeling it or there is literally nothing to post about because I spent the day staring at the wall and twiddling my thumbs I will not spend thirty minutes staring at the computer trying to find a clever way to write about it.
2. I don't have a smart phone (despite Brian's best efforts): So I will not freak out about figuring out how to post when I am out of town.
2b. No Deadlines: I occasionally stay out until after midnight (like tonight) and I won't stress or change the time on the post so that it shows up as the previous day.
3. Terrie, this post's for you: In addition to being a good record for me and my family, I am mainly posting to keep Grandma T. up to date with our family. (This is not so much a change as one of the reasons I'll still be posting frequently...)
4. I'll be posting on my other blog too: When I started the goal of posting everyday last year I noticed that my craft blog went severely by the wayside. My goal for this year is to post over there at least once a week to keep a better record of what I've been making. So between the two blogs I'll still probably be posting almost daily.
There, that sounds do-able.
Come on... tell me you'd miss me. You know you would.
Posted by Chrissy at 1:18 AM