If you were to come over for a cup of coffee…
… I would tell you this week we have been pretty lazy when it comes to house stuff. Maybe we are just burnt out? Well maybe I am. Jerry has been so busy with finals this week … that’s where his time has gone. Thankfully this semester is done for him and we will have a few weeks of a break before his next set of classes start up. I cannot wait for this to be done and over with.
… I would tell you we are down to just a few weeks left in volleyball season. I am always anxious by now… ready to have my husband back. Single Mommin is hard. I don’t know women do it. I’m burnt out. Those women deserve a medal. Seriously.
… I would tell you that Charlie is getting better and better. She still chews like crazy and jumps. Oh the jumping… I don’t know how to get her to stop jumping. I’ll say sit. She stops sits and looks at me for about 4.38 seconds.. Then back to jumping up and down like a kangaroo. I say sit… and she does right away for another 4.38 seconds. And repeat. But … every day she gets a bit better. I can’t wait for Jerry to be home with her in the summer so she can release that crazy energy … so when I get home.. .she is calmer Haha!
… I would ask you how you are spending mother’s day? We usually see my mom the day before mother’s day, but people are busy this year so I think it’s just me and her this year and she will see the others at different times throughout the weekend. Sunday we always go to Lincoln Park Zoo… It became a tradition about 4 years ago… except last year we missed it because Hudson was born:).. But it’s become a tradition that I look forward to. I love that zoo. It’s just the perfect size for little ones. I feel like sometimes I am the only person that doesn’t like Brookfield Zoo.. Its outrageously priced and the big thing people love is the monkey house… I hate the monkey house. It’s gross. SO anyways. Personal preference. I love Lincoln Park Zoo.
… On the topic my favorite zoo is probably St Louis Zoo. However, I did go to San Diego Zoo and I think I need to go back before I decide… we went and it was like 106 degrees and miserable. So I feel like the weather is causing my negative reaction to that place. Someday I’ll have to take the kiddos out that way and explore San Diego.
… So what about you? What is your favorite Zoo? Mother’s day traditions?
… My mother in law is working weekends now. Which makes things a bit more complicated. Because we live too far away for mid-week visits. So we will have to figure out what we are doing there. Hopefully we can get out there to celebrate her for a day as well.
… I’m pretty sure Maddux will try to convince me that Mother’s Day is somehow a day for him. On my birthday… he would say “I know it’s your birthday mom, but it’s kind of my birthday too” . He has a hard time when days are centered around him (he must get that from his dad… (wink))
… so lately, Maddux has been obsessed with farms. Obsessed. I think because he learned about it in school. So I was looking at whiz kids here at the community college and they have farm camps. Have you tried them? Or know anyone that has? I would love to know how it went. I’m thinking he would love it. Are there any farms that allow like visiting days? Or anything? Does that even exist?
… I would tell you I started trying to plant things in my front yard area. I hate planting things. I think it is so hard figuring out what goes with what and how to stage it. My mom tells me I need different plants with different colors. So I went and did that… and she gets over and then says… they say to buy them in 3’s. Well she left that part out. So instead I now have a rainbow of single plants. Sigh. I really want a full grown lilac tree. Is that possible to buy? Anyone know? I don’t want to wait 3 years for them to grow…
… I would tell you that Maddux graduating kindergarten is messing with my mind. 1st grade seems so big. I can’t get over it. Why does everything seem to go so fast? He is going to be 7 soon. It’s so hard figuring out this whole kid thing. Like letting go of certain things… I mean he’s too big to hold my hand now (or so he thinks) He starting to get his own snack (which I get is nice when I am busy… but still…he is starting to need me less and less) This whole independence thing. It’s the little things that get me. The fact that he can get dressed without me. The fact that he can read now… and I can no longer say that the sign in Target says “Santa is watching. Listen to your mom” because he now knows it says “scan below” . It’s the little things. The little tiny moments that seem to knock the wind out of me.
… I would probably tell you that next week I am traveling for work. It’s always hard leaving the kiddos. I am kind of excited to just sleep… and not have house stuff to deal with and things like that. I might actually get a run or two in… which would be nice. At least there is Facetime for me to say goodnight. But still… I am going to miss those little monkeys. I am sure by the 3rd night I will be going a bit crazy and anxious to get home. I bet though that first night… where I can go to bed at any time I want… eat whatever I want without little hands taking away my snacks… watch whatever I want… and then get up and actually be able to run because for the first time in a year I will sleep uninterrupted? Yeah… those first few nights will be great. But a whole week… that’s rough. That’s a long time without those littles.
… I would tell you I desperately need countertops. I am going crazy. We have no sink. No dishwasher. No countertops. Everything is waiting on the countertops. I am going nuts. I am hoping they call with an install date today so at least there will be light at the end of this very dark tunnel. I am hoping I can focus on Hudson’s room this weekend. That is my plan as of this moment. But I am so easily distracted and who knows what I end up doing this weekend. All I know is I need to get going on something. This week we have not accomplished much at all. I think exhaustion snuck up on us.
… I would tell you we still have a storage unit to clean out and still have a mess of stuff in my mom’s basement. But since we will don’t have Hudson’s room set up and the poor baby is still sleeping in his pack n play. I need to get on that. Right now things are crazy unorganized so I need to just buckle down and do that over the weekend. So that will be my plans for pretty much all of Saturday. At least it is supposed to be cold and rainy… kind of the perfect day to just stay inside.
… I would really love to take a fall weekend vacation. Anyone have any favorites? What do you do? I would love some ideas. Something that could be done in 4 days… something different. However, a 4 day weekend in November to Disney for the Christmas celebration always calls to my heart. I just can’t get enough.
… And now it would be time to get on with the weekend. To get up and face the real world. To actually start on those weekend projects so I could get back to blogging some updates.
… Until next week….