This is an old one but I came across it again while scrolling through my facebook timeline. Now that I have this blog– I felt it was definitely worth sharing.
Apparently one of my new years resolutions needs to be “watch my mouth in front of the kids.” I tried to let the dog out today and when he wouldn’t go… MJ (my 4 year old) threw his hands up in frustration and said, “that fucking dog…”
I really do make a conscious effort to keep the cursing to a minimum around the kids, but apparently I do not do as good of a job at this as I thought I did. This little occurance was hilarious to me, but of course that is why this is a MOMMY FAIL. It took everything I had not to laugh right then and there, I literally had to walk away from my son so that I could laugh so hard that I cried. Still to this day one of the funniest things the kids have done.
After having a good few days with all of the kids, today is definitely a Mommy FAIL and it is only 2:24pm.
1.) I started off the day by convincing Kaydence I was a monster (who ate her mommy) and I would eat her favorite bunny if she didn’t stop bugging me while I was on the phone with Geico. The Geico representative thought it was hilarious and since it actually worked… he is probably going to go home and try it out on his kids. In my defense, no one was supposed to hear that except Kaydence…I thought I was on hold. I’m spreading my awesome parenting skills across the nation ;) I’m wondering how else I can use this monster thing to my advantage– clean rooms maybe?
2.) I also caved and let the kids eat Ramen noodles for lunch. Don’t lecture me here… I don’t do it all the time, but they are making me crazy today and I got 10 minutes of quiet time while they ate. I’ll load them up on vegetables at dinner time to make up for it ;)
3.) I realized that my ability to “tune out” noise has reached an impressive level. I’m not quite sure how long Kaydence was saying “mommy…. mommy…. mommy….” before she ended up cupping her hands around her mouth and shouting “MOMMMYYYYYY!!! MOMMMMMMYYYY!!!” This made me giggle (and her too) so I wondered what she would do if I acted like I still didn’t hear her. She did some type of jumping jack movement, probably to provide a visual distraction instead of just an auditory one. When that didn’t work she brought herself two inches from the side of my face and started poking my cheek while simultaneously repeating “Mommy… Mommy…” I couldn’t pretend anymore, my eyes were full of tears from trying not to laugh. She won. Maybe I’ll try this again tomorrow and get it on video.
Hey there! Welcome to my blog that will have you laughing at my attempt to juggle life :) This blog will not only share my experiences but I will also share recipes, interesting tidbits from my classes, craft tutorials, activities for kids, and so much more!
First- here is a little bit about myself…
I am a mother of 3 beautiful, smart, and crazy kids. My oldest son, MJ is 4 years old. He is the smartest and most kind-hearted child that I have ever met in my life. Next is my only daughter, Kaydence who is 2 years old (almost 3!) and truly believes that she is a princess. She is strong-willed, independent and already knows she will be a “Big Star!” Finally is my youngest son, Jacob. At only 9 months old his smile is infectious and he is the happiest baby in the world. I am married to a wonderful man who has brought out the best in me and I am incredibly thankful for him and the family that we have created together.
In addition to running my household, I am also a full-time student at Florida Institute of Technology. I am currently in the process of obtaining my bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Advocacy. Please don’t make the mistake of assuming that because I attend on-line college that I am somehow taking a short-cut to my degree– the workload of my classes are equivalent to an “on campus” experience.
As if being a full-time mother, wife, and student weren’t enough I am also self-employed as a shop owner on ETSY. Doing crafts provides a creative outlet for me and also allows me to bring in additional income (which never hurts with 3 growing children!) When adjusting to life as a stay at home mom I initially believed that I would have endless amounts of time on my hands to run my shop but I have quickly learned that is not the case. During the Christmas season I found myself staying up until 4am working on orders, waking up at 7am with an infant and using every spare moment (that my children allowed) working on constructing my customers holiday orders… all of this was in addition to my school work and household responsibilities.
I hope at this point that you understand just how busy I am and the truth is… I have only scratched the surface. I try to find humor in every situation and I look forward to sharing my hectic, hilarious, AMAZING life with you! My hope is that someone out there gets a good laugh and maybe even finds the inspiration to take on just ONE more task ;)