Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I have been thinking

I have been thinking a little bit about sending our kids off into the world. OK, maybe not the "real" world, but at least the preK world. Even though my son started his second year of preK, I have some friends who are sending their kids out into that world for the first time. I wonder how each of them will react, and I also wonder if I reacted in the "proper" way.
I didn't cry, I didn't feel sad, I was actually HAPPY! I had four hours a week to do all the things I couldn't get done when my son was home! Oh Joyous day! Then I started thinking....what if he isn't polite like I taught him? What if he hits and bites and is mean to the other kids? What if....? It took me a little while to realize my "what ifs?"weren't about his behavior, but in my ability as a parent. I knew I had taught him the things I wanted him to learn, but would he use them the way I wanted him to? That plagued me for a few months until I realized that if any of my fears had merit his teacher would have called me in for a conference. Now not only do I revel in my "one less kid" joy, I also am proud of my role in helping him become the smart independent person I want him to be. If that isn't the "proper" was to react to your kid going out into the "real world", then I don't want to be "proper". Ever!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

What is is the deal with....

What is the deal with seeing other people's kids when you don't have your own with you, that makes you miss them? For once on a Saturday morning, I was sans kids. (OK so I was selling stuff at a yard sale, but still NO KIDS) It was kinda nice to be with some friends, swigging a Dr Pepper, and sitting in the sun, all without having to keep an eye on anything but my yard sale goods (those things don't try to run into the street, just because they can). All of a sudden a beautiful little girl appeared (OK she was with her Mom) and it made me miss my daughter. For a moment (but only a moment), I wished I had brought the kids with me. I don't know if it was because I wanted to show off my cutie, or if I wanted her to become "friends" with the other little girl, or if I even just really missed her. What's the deal with that!? I try to get away from the kids for a little while, just so I can do something to help me remember I am not JUST a Mom, and I get the motherly yearning for my kids! Does that just happen to me!?

Friday, August 24, 2007


So, I started a blog. I wish I could write better....then this would be interesting. To clarify my blog name...I LOVE being a Mom. It is what I have always wanted to do with my life. can suck the life out of you! I am always having to remind myself that I am a person too, and that my needs are as important as my kids (Now getting them to understand that is a different story).