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February 25, 2014

Missing

I miss my blogging.  I really do.  But this year is all about being intentional. For me.  For my kids.  For my husband. 

It's tough but I have to give some things up in order to work on those other things.  I will blog from time to time, just not as often as I would like.

I am happy to report that I'm well on my way to being a healthier Mom, wife, person.  We'll see where the journey takes me over the next few months.

And hopefully, I will be able to find a few extra minutes here or there to blog a bit!

Thanks for hanging in there.

February 13, 2014

A Day

Ya'll!  Today has been a DAY.  It got started off rocky when my sweet youngest daughter would not wear anything but princess clothes.  I compromised and let her wear it, as long as she had on other clothes under it.  Why not wear princess clothes and a crown to school??

Then I had an encounter at work that had me fuming.

It was one of those, just put your headphones on and get your work done kind of days.

I worked out some frustrations at the gym too.  That helped.

Then I picked up my kids.  Whew. 

Thursday is Art day and I pick up the carpool. After I dropped off the other girl, it was already 5:40.  I had to run buy our new Hobby Lobby to buy plates and napkins for the Valentines Day party at school.  The girl called me on Wed. on my work phone, even though I was at home since the kids were out of school.  Needless to say, I had 1 days notice to get some plates and napkins.  Since I'm on a complete 2014 WM strike, I decided to try Hobby Lobby.

I love that store.  I could spend hours there and I am NOT crafty.  Unfortunately, they did not get any VDay stuff since they just opened last week.  I settled for some red and white polka dots.  The boys in the class will love me.

My children in HL make me want to pull my brains out.  First, we had to visit the bathroom because that's what fairly newly potty trained kids do, right?  Since we went there first, we opted to not get a buggy.  Big mistake.  My youngest wanted to RUN all over the store.  Makes me so nervous since half the stuff in there is breakable!  And that older kid? She does what she wants.  I threatened to beat her in front of everyone and that helped.  For 2 seconds.

As soon as plates and napkins were purchased, we loaded up and headed to buy milk, eggs, and crackers.  I did get a buggy there but only for my kid to keep trying to jump out of it to her sister.  And that sister?  Yeah, RUNNING everywhere she goes.

Needless to say, when I came home, I was spent.

I had no idea.

Is it just us or is homework THE DEVIL?  We have meltdowns over 2 math problems.  And no, common core has nothing to do with it.  If it was 1+1=2, it would still take us 30 minutes to answer true or false.  PROCRASTINATION at its best.

Oh.my.word.

Then we do spelling words and she missed 1.  She asked what her grade would be.
I said 95 and she lost it. Said it wasn't good enough.

Where is she getting this crap from?  I told her I was totally fine with 95. 

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I will not survive puberty.

Once a meltdown starts, it's best to just leave it all alone and send said kid to bed.  You would think we had pinched her for an hour when asked to brush her teeth.

WHEW.

I just thought I was spent earlier.  How do you raise kids to not talk back, to not pitch fits, to not act like wild banshees?  And how to I keep my cool and not get Unglued?  Counting to 10 quit helping about 2 years ago.

I'm not sure how all you 'together' moms do it.  We didn't make it home until almost 7. Luckily, hubby had supper ready when we walked in the door.  It still didn't leave enough time.  My kids either need to go run laps to get some energy out or go to bed at like 7:30.

Neither happened tonight.

It's bad when your 7 year old cries more than your 2 year old.

It's just been a day and I needed to write about it.  I miss it.  But I've been so busy at work that I'm not sure I would even have time to write there either.

I've had a LOT on my mind lately and episodes like this make me want to drink.

I'll sort it all out but now I'm going to do my Bible study for today and then watch some mindless Olympics.

Maybe one day I'll have time to write more.  I do miss it.

February 3, 2014

Lately

Well, it's official.  All domains with blogspot.com are now blocked at work.  We've been blocked from FB and Twitter for about a year, which is totally fine with me, but I was still able to access my blog and others.  Not anymore.  Oh well.  I guess it's for the best.  I might actually get more work down.  

Be intentional.  Remember!

So my blogging will be a little less frequent for a while.  I just don't have time at night.  Well, most nights anyway.

I could have done some blog catching up this weekend but as I was planning to sit down and do it yesterday, we had a flooded bathroom.  Of course, hubby was at work.  This stuff NEVER happens when he is home.  But hey, at least we didn't end up in the ER this Superbowl like we did last year.

I didn't see but maybe 5 minutes of said superbowl.  I don't care either way as I don't get into NFL much but was pulling for Seattle since Mississippi State has 3 former players on the team!  Sweet victory for them.  Sad for Peyton but happy for some others!

Baby Sister didn't nap yesterday so she crashed around 7.  Big Sister and I were able to get in some homework time.  Yeah, I'm hardcore like that.  She had a chance to earn a 100 for extra credit in math if she created a game (I'm assuming so the teacher can use it later, which is totally fine by me!).  We created 'Sub Fish' and it's kind of like Go Fish.  It was fun and she was a bit OCD about it yet kept telling me 'It's ok if it's not perfect Mama!' Well she's right.  So I let her do it but made sure she understood it enough to explain it to the class.

By the time she was in the bed last night, I had made breakfast for all week and lunch for 4 days.  I thought that was a success.  But I was so worn out from the day that all I wanted to do was watch SNL and go to bed.

I decided to answer my week 3 challenges for my small group study.  We usually have Sat. and Sun. off but I look over the week's questions before.  I'm glad I ended my day with that.  My prayer this week is that I let God consumes me from the inside out and all the questions I have this week, I'll go to Him about them first.

Have a great week!