22 February, 2013

ABC's of me

{A} Age: 32 (Today!!)
{B} Bed size: King (I said I'd never have a king; then we had kids, bought one, and it was the best decision ever!) ;)
{C} Chore you hate: Scrubbing showers. (I don't mind cleaning/chores at all, but for some reason I HATE cleaning the shower/bathtub.)
{D} Dogs: 1, Sydney
{E} Essential start to your day: Bible reading, email and FB catch up.
{F} Favorite color: Blue
{G} Gold or Silver: Silver
{H} Height: 5'4
{I} Instruments you play: iPod ;)
{J} Job Title: Wife, Mommy
{K} Kids: 2
{L} Live: California
{M} Married: 8
{N} Nicknames: My parents called me Mari when I was little, and many people have called me different nicknames over the years, but otherwise nothing special.
{O} Overnight hospital stays: Just the births of my children.
{P} Pet peeve: Un-organization.
{Q} Quote: "If you can't be with the ones you love, love the ones your with."
{R} Righty or Lefty: righty
{S} Siblings: 2 brothers, 1 sister
{T} Time you wake up: Between 630 and 730
{U} University attended: Not that smart. ;)
{V} Vegetables you dislike: I am still not a fan of squash. The thought of it makes me gag.
{W} What makes you run late: I detest being late, but kids can cause anything.
{X} X-Rays you've had: I've have X-rays on my back often to check my spine damage, ones on my ankles, arm and of course yearly dental ones.
{Y} Yummy food: Mexican is always a comfort food for me!
{Z} Zoo animal favorite: It's been so long. Maybe penguins.

11 February, 2013

Time out

Sharing some honesty in case someone else is having a down/bad week and needs some reassurance....

With all the packing and cleaning going on in our house the last couple of weeks, my children are getting super ignored. I am not trying to, but you know how it is; You are running on fumes yourself and it's just easier to pop in a movie for them, then to try to play good mommy.
I reached my boiling over point this weekend.
J had to go pick up his replacement in SD on Saturday, and the fighting and disobeying hit my last nerve, so I exploded on a rampage yelling at the kids and throwing things. (Such an awesome Mommy I am....)
The sad part of it is, without knowing it, an item that I tossed contained about 50 colored pencils; in turn spraying them all over the dining room. As my realization of my hissy fit sunk in, I just stood there and started to cry. Without a word from me or without being asked, my 5 year old immediately went into the dining room and started to pick them up. One by one, without a word, she picked them all up... All I could do was join her and apologize.

We all want to be super mommies, but I think sometimes it's ok to have a break down. Most importantly I think our children need to see that we are human too and we also need to ask forgiveness when we make mistakes. Cuz God knows they are getting older now and I will be doing it more and more often.

Thank you Lord for your forgiveness.