Friday, November 18, 2005

Feeling inadequate

I love the holidays at the end of the year. There are so many of them bunched up close together it is like one long party. But, they totally stress me out! We are going to Texas on Monday to see my hubbys brother, sister in law and their 6 kids, his other brother and wife and his mom and dad. We are all staying in the same house together as well. It is pretty fun and everyone is pretty laid back but I always come home feeling extremely inadequate.

I never seem to be able to get my house terribly clean and sis in laws is spotless. I don't seem to find the time to make a menu and stick to it, sis in law cooks homemade meals every night. We have 2 kids they have 6. I have been trying to do Flylady to keep my house up but then one of the kids gets sick, we go out of town, company comes in and everything is disrupted. I guess I should be glad my house looks "lived in" but it always feels like chaos.

I am just sitting here thinking about what I can do to feel more adequate at my "job" of being a stay at home mom and wife. I love being home with my kids but we really are never home.

Since we are so close to New Years I will make a list of things I would like to accomplish in 2006.
Keep my house orderly and clean so we are not living in chaos.
Make a monthly menu and stick to it.
Lose some weight (ok a lot of weight).
Play outside more with my kids.

This just made me think of 43 things a website where you can list some of the things you would like to do in your lifetime or a set amount of time. Go there and make a list!

Hopefully some of these things will make me feel a little bit better when the holidays roll around.

Friday, November 11, 2005

My 3 year old Daughter

has no sensory issues. Why you ask? Oh well (there are no pictures to support this unfortunately) I had a giant tub of Vaseline that we had been putting on her legs for her eczema. Yes I said HAD..... tomorrow..well I guess Monday we will be calling around to see who can get Vaseline out of Berber carpet. Instead of being in bed she was quietly pulling her little red chair over to the dresser and getting the giant tub o' Vaseline to spread not only on the carpet but also on her arms, legs, blanket, pillow and bed rails. I guess I should be happy she didn't also get the tube of diaper rash cream that was up there.

Yes mom I know you wished one just like me on us! :0)

Sunday, November 06, 2005

What a week!

Our family has had quite a week. I am not sure if it is the time change or what but we have just not been right. On Monday I took our daughter to the Dr for excema on her legs. A friend is selling Arbonne and gave me some creme that was supposed to help with excema and it made it worse. The Dr gave us some steroid creme that cleared it up in a couple of days.

Monday night was the fall festival at church. It was pretty fun except that my baby girl fell out of the bounce house and hurt her foot so back we went to the ped on Tuesday. This was after I went and had a crown put on one of my teeth.

Tuesday we also took our little boy to Physical Therapy and to Occupational Therapy on Wednesday. Wednesday night he was in the nursery while I was teaching Cubbies and he threw up all over the nursery. He slept in on Thursday a little bit but was lethargic all day long. That night Bobby fell down our stairs and thought he broke his arm so went and go that x-rayed on Friday. That same day our daughter tried to climb up on Bobbys lap and slipped and smacked her face on the desk (Bobbys arm could be broken so he wasn't able to catch her).

Yesterday we were out hanging with the neighbors, I was walking with my boy in my arms and my girl was dancing on the other neighbors porch. Thank goodness there were 2 neighbors there with her because she tripped and almost fell down the 8 concrete steps. My next door neighbor caught her by the leg so she scraped her arm and ankle. At least she didn't crack her head.

Today we were headed out to church when about half way there my sweet girl said "my tummy hurts" and proceeded to throw up all over her dress. I was supposed to be doing music for kindergarten so I called the preschool desk to let them know I wasn't going to be there.

Hopefully this week will be better.