Well here I am starting a blog, I can't believe it. I started reading blogs while pregnant with our youngest. I was hooked and loved the idea of journaling and pictures all in one little package. Those first couple months of being pregnant and not really motivated to do much else besides sit, surf the web, and cook that little bun. Then seeing all the creative things you can do from cousins and friends got my wheels turning. I keep thinking when something funny happens with the kids, or they have this extraordinary day....I think to myself... that would make a great post. So here I am. I titled my blog "livin' the dream" because truly I always did want to do just what I am now doing, being a mama and homemaker. But the reality of it all hits me from time to time. How can you feel like you are on top of the parenting game one day and the next day want to return the monkeys to the zoo? I have to admit sometimes it's not all it's cracked up to be. Some days are just plain exhausting. So this is my outlet time to myself and time to reflect and sound off.
On with the blog....
Well anyways.....My first title will go to son #1! Jack started kindergarten this fall and LOVES it!! I'm so proud of his outgoing personality. And very nervous at the very same time. Unlike his older sister this guy is not afraid to say what is on his mind. You see that really scares this mama. He has a little built up frustration sometimes and I see how he takes it out on son #2. So what on earth will he do to the boys at school when they take his crayon? Well so far so good. His teacher tells me "Jack makes us laugh" Hmmmm...really WHAT is he saying? No. really.exactly. word. for. word.
jack and Mrs. Irick
I've been volunteering in the classroom every other week and this gives me a little taste of what the teacher is laughing about. For instance the teacher was reading a book about feelings, and when she asked the students what they do when they are upset....Jack raises his hand. "When I get upset I eat" says Jack. Way to go boy. Way to take after your mama. O.K. and this past Friday I went along on a Jack's 1st field trip to the Apple Orchard and while sitting down for our sack lunch another mom asks Jack, "what are you eating there Jack?" Jack replies: "Cream cheese and pretzels, I could eat cream cheese all day long" Seriously, Jack and I enjoy eating a little to much. This guy cracks me up.