Friday, April 29, 2005

Terrible 2's (and 3's? and 4's??)

Up until about a week ago, my son (who as previously mentioned is 2 yrs 7 mos) has been as close to an angel as humanly possible. He's been a real joy and help to have around. Always adorable, always polite and well...just overall great. I'm beginning to wonder if it was maybe something he ate, 'cos all of a sudden he's turned into a little "no" monster!

*SIDE NOTE* I'm currently writing this at my parent's home in Regina, where my sister just got peed on by my 9 month old daughter. All I can do is laugh...

Now where was I?? Ahhh little he-monster. All of a sudden he doesn't want hugs or kisses. He says "no" ALL THE TIME. He's stomping his feet. Yesterday we took him to the "Tot's Cafe" where they have all sorts of toys for toddlers to play with while the mothers drink coffee and he was a little monster. Pushing kids over and stealing their toys, he'd hold the door to the playhouse closed so no-one could get out of the play house. He was a little monster! I miss my angel of a 2 year old!!

So I guess I'm sending this out to all you Mom's who have lil' monsters of your own. Personally I just have to remember those times when he used to come and get kisses and hugs before bed. When he'd ask to help make cookies and pick up his toys without being dragged, kicking and screaming. When he'd skip and jump instead of stomping his feet to the tune of "no! no! no!". And I'll have to peek in his room at night more often so I can remember how innocent and peaceful his face actually is.

I pray that you all have a great weekend (as great as this cold weather can allow!) and for patience and loving hearts as we face our little monsters every day!


Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Things I Love

I love it when my daughter (who is 9 months) cuddles up against my chest.
I love to watch my son (2 years, 7 mos) run ahead of me on the path.
I love when my son says "Mom" over and over and over...and over.
I love how my daughter's belly hangs over when she sits down.
I love when my son says "I love you" at night before he falls asleep.
I love how my daughter's nose wrinkles when she smiles.
I love to watch my son sleep.
I love it when I nap beside my son and he puts his arm around me (which looks so uncomfortable for his little arm around my big neck).
I love to watch my husband play with the kids on the floor.
I love to listen to my son sing to my daughter when they first wake up in the morning.
I love to listen to them laugh.
I love it when my son gives my daughter a big hug, and in the process they both fall over.

I love my family.

What are some of the things that you love?

Thursday, April 21, 2005

One word

Dentists....the word still makes me cringe after all these years. I have nothing against them personally, I have friends who are and work for dentists. There's just something about what they do. I'm saying this b'cos I was at the dentist this morning and my teeth/mouth/whole head really....still hurts.

Anyway, that's all I have to say about that.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Does anyone else feel totally irritable lately? I don't know why but everything has been making me frustrated and annoyed this week.....month....s... Anyways, just a note to myself and everyone else, even when you think "Why am I doing this?" know that somewhere somehow it will make a difference in how our children view life, family, love, everything. I know for myself, I had better snap out of it or my kids could end up thinking "Mom's always grumpy". So, here's to us mom's doing the hardest job on earth, and quite possibly the most rewarding. (I know I need to remind myself of that!)

Monday, April 18, 2005

Calling all Mom's...

I've had this idea in my head for awhile now. I've talked to a few other people and they think it has the making's of a cool idea. So here's hoping and we'll see how it goes. However, I'd rather not do this on my own, if you'd like to be a joint "blogger" and add your cents worth, let me know and I'll gladly add you to the site as a member.

I'm going to make this short and sweet as I still have to think of something to make for tomorrow morning's potluck. I have no idea why I always leave this sort of thing to the last second. It's like I'm just trying to tire myself out. Anyway, I hope you all have a restful sleep and we'll see you later!