I read a fellow blogger's post on this and thought it was wonderful.
Sometimes in blogland, it appears as if Mommy bloggers have it all together and their lives are perfect.
I am always trying to show the opposite- how I am human and fail a lot.
I think it is important that moms can relate to each other, because let's face it, we are usually going through the same stuff.
Without further ado...
I am not a good cleaner.
My mother is and always has been. We are pretty sure it skips a generation. Now, understand, when I really get into it, I am a fantastic cleaner, but it is hard to get me into it.
I have gotten a lot better in some areas and haven't made any progress in others.
As I type this, I sit at a desk that is filled with clutter and it is hard to see some parts of my big computer screen.
I am not on time.
In some areas I am great on being punctual.
We are very rarely late for church and on Wednesday nights we are even early.
However, sport practices, get togethers, birthday parties and picking up my son from pre-school are not my strong spot.
But, I am working on it.
And it always helps to have a punctual teen that likes to get places on time and will help out if necessary.
our new chore charts
I do not delegate to the kids enough.
You might of read that we have instituted chore charts over here.
It is a slow go.
But, after being sick, my mom and mother-in-law let me know that the kids just weren't doing enough.
And apparently, you are supposed to start these "chores" earlier in life.
So, I am really plugging along and working on this right now.
After all, I simply cannot do everything.
And don't get me wrong, their "chores" are not hard and even include "brush your teeth".
I am sure they will live.
I do not "play" with my kids often.
We do a ton of things together, but me playing barbies or GI Joes doesn't really happen. This is okay in our house because they have each other to play with and I am happy they do.
I do not have a perfect house.
I see some amazing houses while blog hopping.
Not mine though.
We bought a house that needs a lot of work and we are doing said work at a snail's pace. But, that's okay. It doesn't bother me and we have bigger things in life- like enjoying these kids before they all grow up and leave the nest.
**At the end of all these "I do not"s:
I do love my kids.
I can't believe how blessed we are to have all of them.
My girlfriend's dad used to call me, "babies" because I would always tell him I wanted to have as many as I could afford when I got married.
tee hee hee- By the world's standards, we probably can't afford one.
At some point I didn't think I would have a lot of kids.
And although 5 is not "big" compared to some families, it is amazing to me and I am so thankful.
I do have so much excitement brewing inside to have another baby.
Seems kind of crazy when my youngest will be in full time school next year, but I am so happy we are having another baby.
And I am well aware I am starting all over with diapers, and sleepness nights and the crying, but I can't wait.
I know when we get older we are never going to look back and see, "Gee, we shouldn't have had that last one!"
Every time we add to our family, we think, "wow- can't imagine life without that last one".
And since this is definitely our last one, I will be sure to savor every. single. moment.
I do constantly try to change.
As I am big and pregnant, there is so much I want to do, but the fatigue is getting to me. So tired all the time.
But, I have a lot of areas in my life that I want to change and I will continue to persevere.
"who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the
power that enables him even to subject all things to himself."
So, there you go- a little more about what goes on at my house.
Check out the Tiny Twig and her list of things she doesn't do.