Saturday, January 12, 2013
What a bad blogger I've been...
Okay, so...it's been a while. Like two years a while. Not good. This blog is for my kids. Its for me to print out and hand them one day and say..."look, see! I was a good mom! Or at least, I tried to be!" It's to help jog my memory as I get old and start telling the same stories over and over. It's to remind me of all that we have accomplished as a family. The failures, the successes, the heartbreaks, the laughs, and the silly moments.
I have made no real New Year's resolutions this year, because I barely ever keep them. So, instead I am making a real effort to start up my cataloger of embarrassing moments of my children and our lives that I can show their friends in high school and mortify them with. That should really motivate me.
Maggie, 6, 1st grade. Still blonde and blue-eyed- she is funny one minute, frustrating the next. We call her "Maggie 'take-it-too-far'" because she always does...usually to the point of her brother's tears or my breakdown. But she is a wonderful kid. She is still into dramatic play. She loves to perform, especially to tell jokes. She's got quite a dance style that I hope to capture one day on film and post here. I surprised her yesterday at school as the mystery reader for her class. She was so excited. Its moments like this that really make me so happy that I am a mom and that I have such wonderful kids.
Ben is 4 and is in pre-K. He will be joining Maggie at her elementary school this fall. Its amazing how much he has grown. No longer a baby but a little boy. He's rough and tumble but still loves to cuddle and those are my favorite moments with him. "Mommy, I just want to snuggle," he'll say as he climbs up onto my lap. It's precious. He has a best friend Jack who is the cutest kid and we like his parents a lot which is always a bonus.
I have a new job. Left my company in November after nearly 8 years. Jay is still doing his interior painting thing and we are still fixing up the house...right now we are doing the basement. Correction- Jay is doing the basement.
I hope to write more soon!
Posted by Manic Mama at 4:56 PM