|new favorite line at the moment domestic bliss by liz scott and a little pez as well|
truth be told there’s a lot going on. ha! there you have it. i’m sewing and sewing…and the blog…quiet. eh.
had a couple of wonderful chats with friends about balance between blogging, family and “other”…or rather lack there of. eh.
truth be told my family will always win.
as they should.
if everything ended tomorrow, my husband and children are what matters the most. period.
and speaking about family. i know some have mentioned that i’ve changed a few things here on the blog about what i write about, mainly about my kids and spouse.
let me explain why i’ve quit writing about my kids as much.
about a year-ish ago one of my sons came up to me and said “mom, can i ask you something. please.”
i took one look at him and saw what he wanted to say was pretty important…i answered “what is it? of course.”
“can i ask you not to write about me on your site anymore.”
i got that feeling, you know that one in that starts in your throat and goes down the deepest part of your stomach that accompanies where you’ve done something wrong or someone thinks you’ve done something wrong to them.
i hate that feeling.
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i am most happiest when others are happy, i hate tension, but i especially hate making someone feel bad. don’t worry i defend myself and my family if ever put in a corner, (that’s the Colombian fiery side in me that comes out when it needs to ) but right at that moment i saw my child sad, about something i had said on the blog.
i guess even though it was hysterical what had happened and when i wrote it he was laughing too, and he was laughing when it happened, somewhere down the line, it wasn’t funny anymore and he was hurt.
so from that moment on, i made it a personal mission never to have one of my children come up to me hurt about something i’ve written about them on the blog. since that moment i have to get an actual “okay” from each of my kids to write what i write if it includes their name or picture.
that also includes my husband. (and he’s kind of upset he doesn’t get more blog time, because he “is so hilarious and would like all of you to know of his hilarity”. oh dear heavens). and he does do a lot of funny things, but it takes time to write it all out and blah de be blah…and when he gives me so much material it all gets jumbled if i don’t write it down right there and then. i’ll try to be better about that. he really is funny.
and no not all of my kids are as shy about being written on the blog. one of them actually constantly says “hey you should write about this on the blog!” and no its not one of the young ones…and no i wont put you through the pain of what an adolescent boy thinks is hilarious on a daily basis. o_0
truth be told, most of my time is spent with the littlest one. that one there, with her back to me in the picture. she and i have the most time together, even though she goes to school every day, she’s still home more than the three boys, they go to school and the minute they walk in from school it goes a little like “HI MOM!!! NO HOMEWORK! I’M PLAYING WITH_____”
i get about a nano second to say “did you have a good day, are you SURE you don’t have homework?!”
bam gone. okay check backpacks…
so with all that said here’s a little personal update.
son #1 is doing well. if you’ve been around you’ve read of his and my struggles. he’s been doing great and we’ve seen SO MUCH GROWTH in the last 6 months it brings tears to my eyes just to write it. he’s doing well, trying new things, (heaven help me that trumpet is going to get annoying if he sticks with it.) he’s made friends that come to our house to ask for him 😀 <—that’s a huge grin. and he’s growing up some. oh we still struggle, but with all our more stability in life in general i think he’s feeling that peace too.
son#2 well that kid is nicknamed “big brain” he’s in some talented class that’s too smart for me. i can’t seem to get enough books downloaded for him to keep up with his reading. and yeah. he’s doing just fine. friends and all the other stuff 10 year old boys do.
son#3 is well…my happy little child that probably sees everyone as muppets and the colors of the world are fluffy and happy colors. constantly need to pull that kid down from the clouds, and the only time things are “wrong” in his world are when he’s hungry or about to get the flu. must be a happy place to live sometimes i wish i lived in that place.
the girl she’s uh…blossoming into a big girl. her dog is still her best friend, and she’s made some human friends here as well and missing her other human friends from our last place. and well she’s taken on the role of taking care of the boys as i should or would if i saw what they were up to. she’s pretty funny sassy too, but if she doesn’t want you to think it’s funny, she gets pretty feisty. should be an interesting teenage years.
the spouse: is missing his friends/co-workers that are all spread out everywhere now and some left behind making the new program awesome. 🙂 BUT he’s also loving doing what he’s doing, and the experimental “i don’t know if this is really going to work” side private practice has at times, taken a mind of its own where he feels like he has too much side practice going on. which is a good problem to have, but stressful as well no less. sigh of relief he loves what he’s doing.
my home is still very bare. painted? yes. do i like the color. hmmm, i don’t know. but it’s staying up for at least a year. and i promise to show some of the progress soon.
and me…well hmmm…how am i doing. okay? some weeks i find myself one step away from a panic attack. yup, two days ago i cried my eyes out because i felt i had too much on my plate and i couldnt figure out a time to take a shower/take a minute to breathe…but thankfully that just comes in spurts. for the most part. i’m doing well. at least that’s what i keep chanting out loud when i feel like i’ve bitten too much for me to chew.
i kind of miss just having down time to organize something because well…i’ve been meaning to do it and i don’t have too much to do today…
*so looking back throughout the years, i’ve noticed something. i always freak out in february, oh and june. those are my freak out months. so there you have it. mystery unlocked…i don’t like February i guess 🙂
yup those are my whys right now. why the blog is so quiet, why i am who i am, why i haven’t written more about my family lately and why i get up in the mornings.
so i guess we’re doing “normal” and that my friends is awesome sauce to me. aside from the crying fit the other day.
hope you handle your normal well, and that all is well in your house.
have a great weekend.
i’ll be over here. doing a lot of whatever “normal” means.