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Things were so busy this fall that I forgot to put myself on the list. I am sure I'm not alone, but it's so hard to relearn it, to pick up that routine again. I also find that when I am not taking good care of myself, I get tired of taking care of the kids. Don't get me wrong, I love reading them stories, cuddling, playing with toys and things like that, it's the tedious stuff that starts to get…Continue
I remember when Scott and I went to get our very first tree together. I remember buying ornaments and taking a zillion pictures of it decorated. It sent a thrill right through me to see our very first tree sparkling in the living room of the apartment we were renting. It almost made everything we were doing, building a life together, seem truly, truly, true. If you know what I mean.…Continue
The older Ben gets, the more attention he wants, more answers to his questions, more time to get from A to B. So that, you know, he can "see what's in there" and the like. This is fine with me, great really. Because he is growing into this curious, active person insatiable for knowledge. But ya, it's completely consuming and frustrating as well. Isn't that just life, though.
One of the hardest things for me about parenthood is the constant change. I like a slow, easy schedule that is both flexible and predictable. My mornings need to be quiet. I need to get all my work done before 3. I need to get dressed early or it will never happen. All of these things are not what parenthood is about, and I constantly struggle with getting my head back in the game.
Things are not working for our family right now. Ben is getting older, and Baby Sister is getting older,…Continue