Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My children are my life. Sometimes life is good, sometimes life sucks butt. At the end of the day they always manage to make me smile, and laugh hysterically. They are my greatest source of aggravation and my greatest source of pride.

For example, this is what my lovely daughter did to herself last week.

She was VERY impressed with her new do. I believe her exact words were...

Mommy, my hair looks so cool.

I reflect back on the blogs that I follow and realize my trials and tribulations are not very different from most. I thought, "At least she's a girl. When Carly's kid did this there was no covering it up."

Isn't it AMAZING what a good comb over can do??

The other day we went to black belt training for John. The Do Jang is in the middle of this huge park, so we play while John is in class. There are usually runners that make their way through the park. This particular day we were playing when this shirtless man runs by, with this super hot chick. Well, he impressed the wrong chick.

Right as he passed, not two feet from Madison, she starts to giggle madly and yells at the top of her lungs, " MOMMY!! That man is nekkid!!"

No Madi, he's not nekkid.

Yes him is mommy! His belly is nekkid...his chest is nekkid...his legs is nekkid...

All the while bobbing her little head from side to side with her hand on her hip.

Yes Madi, but that's only half nekkid.

Which made her giggle even more.

I have a feeling that I'll be spending A LOT of time at school, when she starts pre-K next year.

The big one, on the other hand, is growing up way too fast. Soon to be thirteen, and freaking mama out a little bit.

I actually think I saw a little bit of peach fuzz on his upper lip the other day. Lawd help me!

I can't help but look at him and then look at Madison and be a little sad. It all goes by so quickly. Seems like just yesterday that I was putting HIM on the bus to pre-K.

What the heck am I going to do when they are all grown, out of the house, and not around to fill my every waking moment?

I would now like to share a list that I've started. I started this list so that I can find myself outside of my mommy identity, so I won't need a little rubber room once they're grown... I've seemed to wrap myself up in it, like a comfortable blankie.

Once I quit my job and became a SAHM I felt like I had such clarity. I had a handle on things. I'm beginning to realize that if we're not careful we can become a little lost. It's because nothing is set in stone. We're ever changing, kind of like our children.

So here it goes...

Accomplishments for the week that DO NOT include my spawn...

1-I've completed four of my five running program work-outs.
2-I've successfully journaled all of my food for a total of thirteen days now...even on the days I screwed up.
3-I learned Taegeuk Sa Chang in only two classes.
4-I took my first kick to the face in free sparring and didn't cry!


Al's CL Reviews said...

Yay on your accomplishments, and LOL at Madi's hair. Great comb over.

Viv said...

I am glad you are getting back in to running and journaling. I know it is tough I am in the same boat chica. Well except the running but whatevs, I will when I can. OMG LMAO at Madi's combover What in the world did that child do?!? WTG taking a kick to the face and not cry, you tough girl you!

Carly said...

Congrats on those great accomplishments! LMAO off at your daughter's hair. I feel your pain....