School is back in session, football has started, the home of our dreams is being built and coming to a close in 3 week, and this mom is in full motion in her juggling act, how about you?
I work full time, so sometimes I feel like my kids get summer stolen from them with camps and craziness compared to my summers when I was kid... playing outside all day with neighborhood friends and buying ice cream from the "iffy" ice cream truck. But my boys are great sports about it and did enjoy the week long family reunion to Utah. So now that summer madness has come to a close, we enter into submission of the school year with every piece of paper and project that comes with it. I have a 5th grader, 1st grader, and pre pre-k'er (if that's a thing) so life is full of excitement to say the least. My oldest has picked up the "too cool" attitude and I don't like it one bit! I find that anytime he is embarrassed I try harder to embarrass him, because lets face it... all I'm doing is standing there, how embarrassing is that? I've had to talk to him about the importance of family a lot lately. Explaining to a 10 yr. old that the friends he has now more than likely won't be his friends in the next 10 years is a hard thing, not to mention heart breaking for him. Family is family and we aren't planning on going anywhere any time soon. I have never understood why people try to be someone they're not just to fit in, be proud of who you are and where you come from. Everyone has weird things their families do and traditions that may not make sense to others...but it's family. We believe a family is forever in our home, so he's stuck with us FOREVER and I love that . I know it's a phase and he'll go through many of them as I'm sure my other boys will too and each one will be different. I love my boys and the way they keep me on my toes - keeps me from getting the bottom of my feet dirty- which I hate! So here's to being a ballerina and replacing the tutu for a pair of jeans and the tiara with a ponytail.
|The big boys first say of school|
|my littlest man moving up in daycare to the Pre Pre-K class (still not sure if that's a thing)|