Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Well I have had fun with Nancy. Now that she has hit the 2 1/2 mark she is my little helper. I love having her help me in the kitchen and cleaning and soon it will be with the crafts and everything else that I do.

I was talking with my friend awhile ago and talking about how hard it is to work in the kitchen with my "little helper". I know she means well but sometimes it is very hard when I am trying to get dinner ready or whatever done that I need to. My friend gave me some great advice "When you are cooking put on your 'hat'" She told me that she had to put on her "hat" to remind herself that she is cooking with her kids and it doesn't have to be perfect and it will be messy.

I liked the idea, especially since I am such a perfectionist and like everything just so. She loves to help mommy and I love to have her help. I know because before long she won't want to do anything. So while we are making brownies and she pulls the mixer up while it is still on and batter goes every where...... Well I guess I just have to say that we are creating some wonderful memories and that I don't need to get so uptight about the little things!

I can't wait to see how Ron is going to want to help! I must admit he is all boy. While I vacume he is busy chasing the vacume cleaner around trying to catch it! I laugh because it is so funny to try and vacume around a little boy who keeps trying to grab the vacume while moving out of the way.

Getting away

I don't know about you but man to get away for a couple nights and a day and a half is just way worth it. I know that they probably come few and far between but when they do come boy am I ready!

Recently a friend invited me to her cabin for the weekend. There was nothing really there just the sound (puget sound) and her cabin. It was wonderful. Then a few weeks after that a friend invited me to Bellingham for the weekend to scrapbook away for the weekend. Since my husband was heading to Nebraska for a football game he said yes.

So before I go, I think hmmmm do I want to do this, I feel kinda bad that I am leaving my husband and the kids for the weekend. But like the day before my children turn into crazy "brain damaged" kids. I get the brain damage from Bill Cosby. (if you haven't seen it and your a parent, you must) We go to a store and they come unglued. We decide to play outside and they are at each others throat. I am beside myself, thinking "Well I am glad that I am leaving" Perhaps this is magnified because I know that I am leaving and so I just see the worst but I really don't think that I do.

While I am gone I do a great job of relaxing! I don't call to much cause I don't want superdad to think that I don't trust him, I let him call. When he does call it is a riot. It is not like he needs to know where the milk is or how to do the laundry nope it's "Where is the song 'keep walking' at on the I-pod" in the background I can hear Nancy screaming "I want to listen to keep walking" I am trying to think where it is on the I-pod and how to get to it. The next day I get a call at 4 pm wondering where the hairbrush is? I know he knows how to take care of the kids but it cracks me up with the questions.

The best part is coming home. I know that after a weekend of relaxing that I am going to have to clean things up a bit and I am learning not to mind. (since I am a neat freak this has taken time to get used to) My kids are happy to see me and suddenly my husband has a new appreciation for me and what goes on. They have a great time and get to spend some quality time with daddy. All in all it is a win win.

If you are ever given the opportunity to get away for a day or two take it, it will be a much needed rest for everyone all the way around.

As for my blogging I will try to get this going again. My friend texted me and wanted to know what happened? So here we go, I will try to keep a little time in my evening to recap my life as a mom who thinks life is way to funny during the day and by the end is pooped and tired!