Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Think Out Loud [26] I call B.S.

I haven't been posting much these days because times have been rough especially with my youngest. I've been at this mom thing for eleven and a half years and I still feel like a newbie. Is that what they mean by "Kids keep you young?" I call bullshit. Where's my learning curve? He's almost five and I have no formula for him. I'm a logic math girl despite my art degree and fanciful trips into the world of vampy hotties. People, I'm singing spur of the moment message type songs at bedtime to reach him, making up stories, speaking in an unnatural voice. Okay, I admit to doing those things things well before kids came into the picture, but still!

Do you feel all GRRH about anything? Think Out Loud.

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  1. I can't say much because I have no kids, but I know that being a mom is hard despite its beauty, I hope for things to get better fast.

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    1. "I know that being a mom is hard despite its beauty" is so perfect. Thanks, Athina.

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  2. I have never had children, but I know my mom had to put up with me and I think she is the best mom ever!
    Today has been a huge GRRRR day for me. I woke up grumpy and it hasn't went away yet! lol
    Hope things get better for you Robyn!

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    1. Oh, how I have those days. That is so nice to say about your mom. Things will get better. And if they don't any time soon, I have a ridiculously awesome TBR list. I loved the youtube video for your TOL post.

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  3. Not mother here either but taking care of my 2 year old niece is tough enough to understand the hardships of parenthood. She's one stubborn girl when she has to go to sleep at night! But do get better.

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    1. It took me years to create just the right bed time routine for my oldest. John takes after me because I think he has night terrors. At least he doesn't sleepwalk like me, my poor mother. It does get better. Thanks, kipha. I think all us girls are stressed to the max right now!

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  4. Oh honey, my kids started giving me white hair when I was pregnant with them! LOL I know you have some wonderful women in your life (you mom and sister, I'm speaking of *ha*) but my advice is this...remember that this too shall pass. You'll all survive (hopefully) and really, the time will fly by. And when he's being particularly persnickety, just threaten to hang him by his toes from the ceiling fan. What? It worked for me!!! LOL Of course, John would probably want you to go through with it. ;)

    I'm thinking of you! **HUGS**

    Oh, and I've been grrr-ing over band...

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    1. Ha! You made me laugh with the ceiling fan story. You know John well. Not only would John beg to be hung upside down, Will would cheer me on. You're right about the wonderful women in my life. I come from a line of bad ass girls. This too shall pass and I have great books stacked up right next to my bed...Cat and Bones, impulsive witchy Rachel, and awesome Kate.

      I can't imagine all the juggling you have to do because your kids are all on fire with activities and talent. Are you bombarded with the workload they're trying to manage with school, or is there band drama like in college with all the music people...drama city!? Thanks for the hugs!!

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  5. Since school has started back up, mommie sure has been stretched to the limits. I wish you luck!! I hope everything smooths out for you soon. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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    1. We're all a ball of stress! I know you've been stretched to the max. I made all these grand plans for the summer and accomplished one of them. It's hard doing this single mom thing and then also working toward my dreams. I've lived without any dreams and it's no way live at all. So we'll make it through the shit pretty soon. Too bad we all can't meet over dinner and give these pep talks in person!

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