Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Ok, so I'm feeling like this blog just focuses on the happy, fun stuff.  I don't want to give the impression that our lives here are perfect, or that it's all a breeze.  'Cause it ain't!   I know I appreciate "mommy blogs" that are honest and talk about real life stuff.  So I thought I'd write a little bit about some of the challenges we have here.  Before I do, I just want to say, the happy fun stuff I post about is real.  We have lots and lots of great times, and our lives are pretty darn good.   There is a lot of love and laughter in our little household.  But in the interest of keeping this blog "real"...


-I lose my patience
-I let E watch too much TV
-the cost of full time Day Care makes me cry
-I get annoyed when a mother who's husband goes away for few days refers to herself as a "single parent"
-I hate having to work full time, even though I should be grateful that I have a job
-I hate going to the playground and would really rather just stay in and read
-I feel really guilty that E is in Day Care 9 hours a day
-E can at times be defiant and not too nice to me
-E puts up so much fuss when I try to do her hair that I now take her to a beauty salon regularly to avoid the stress
-I worry that I'm not explaining adoption well enough to her
-I feel sad that I probably won't adopt again
-I feel like a loser because we live in a rented apartment, instead of owning a house or condo
-E still sleeps with me, and I like it, but miss being able to read in bed before going to sleep
-I forget to be grateful for all that we do have...

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Stephanie said...

I think we all put our best foot forward and put the good things up... I wonder about that myself -- I certainly have bad days and days where I wonder why I ever went down this parenting road! You are doing an amazing job with an amazing young lady and we all are guilty of wanting a bit of me time on occasion. So don't beat yourself up about it!

Betsy Keyes said...

We can only achieve great success through experiencing some "failures" along the way. Life is trial and error after all. If you weren't occasionally less than perfect, you wouldn't be trying. You're a fabulous Mom and Elizabeth is thriving! We should get back to our 5 gratitudes/day texts.....let's start tomorrow! :)

three little birds said...

I stumbled across your blog from a comment on Claudia's and wanted to say hi. I can relate to so much of what you put here, including feeling like my blog is too much rainbows and ponies and not enough of the other stuff. Also, the mom who's husband is gone for ___ days and she calls her self a single mom drieves me nuts! And my oldest slept with my until he was five and my little one still sleeps with me, no shame! I sneak out of the bed again every night to get some me time :)

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