Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Year of Dana

Being a stay-at-home mother has consumed my life for the past 5 years. Don't get me wrong, I love my little boogers, but they are a LOT of work!

My new year's resolution this year is "ME." Somehow I have lost myself. It's all about the kids, husband, housework, and making everyone else happy. After a lot of self reflection and talking with my hubby, things are going to change. I can only give what I have....and most the time I am running on empty.

These little princesses deserve a confident, energized, and happy mother that they can look up to. I never had a healthy relationship with my mother growing up, so this "mother thing" is new territory for me. I'm just making it up as I go along.

SOOO with that said, 2010 is the year of ME!

Things on my to do list:

  • Yoga or meditate daily
  • Keep my toe nails painted
  • Take a cooking class
  • Figure out what I want to be when I grow up
  • Go back to school...or at least apply for grants
  • Get my hair cut and colored....I don't think I've gotten a haircut since the twins were born...who has time for that?!
  • Buy a new camera and take a photography class
  • Learn to sew
  • Go on vacation with my two AMAZING sisters who just happen to be my best husbands and no kids!
  • Shower, brush teeth, and get dressed daily....hey, don't judge....
  • Read more books

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Santa Clause is like God?!

This Christmas was, by far, the best Christmas we've ever had. The kids are at that age where it is very magical. I have to be careful with my words though. Zander is a very smart little boy. He has lots of questions and remembers EVERYTHING. If I lied to him he would definitely remember. He straight up asked me if their was really such thing as Santa Clause. The idea of a man making all those toys and delivering all over the world in a flying sled is a little far fetched for him. I could tell he wanted to believe, but he has such a "old soul" and can be very mature and logical.
I had no time to prepare and was really put on the spot. Here was my reply:
You can believe in whatever you want Zander. Remember how I told you that there are different religions? That some people believe in God, Buddha, Jesus or Allah? And others believe in nothing? Well, it's kinda like that. Some people don't believe in Santa Clause.

Yeah, I know. Not my best work. Now Santa is in the same category as God, but I paniced and that's what I said. I just wasn't ready to squash his imagination and dreams. He's only five!

He seemed to accept my answer though. After listening to my ridiculous speech he said, "Oh, ok. Well, I believe."

Trip to the ER

I have been such a bad blogger lately. One of my new year's resolutions is to start it back up again. I'm not a scrapbooker and haven't kept up with any of the kids baby books. So one day I would LOVE to turn this blog into a personal book to give to my kids....all the funny stuff they did and trouble they got into. Does anyone know how to turn your blog into a book? I heard you can do that....hmmm....

A few weeks before Christmas, Camille fell and hit her head on the fireplace. It was terrible. There was a big gash the size of a quarter on her forehead!
I'm not very good in emergency situations. I tried to stay calm, but it is hard when your baby is bleeding from the head! Not to mention, I am home alone with 3 kids ages 3 and under! I don't think you're ever ready for an emergency, but we really weren't. Kids only in diapers and me still in pj's. I called Ely (he was on a job only a few miles away) and told him to come home immediately.
I also called my sister to meet me pick up the other kids. THANK YOU JACQUE & DAD! I don't know what I would have done if you weren't available to pick up the other children. It's hard enough with ONE child in the ER waiting room!
Long story short, she ended up with 9 stitches. They are out and healed. It looks like she will have a scar. Her forehead is concave where she hit it. I wonder if it will round back out? Oh well, it could have been so much worse.