Here’s a real mom moment
It’s only Wednesday and I’ve lost my shit every day this week. I know I’m not proud of it but I’m human. Being a parent is hard. Like really hard. Especially when you’re raising little versions of yourself.
I don’t know about you but I hate when the kids get toys! Birthday, Christmas, just because grandma and grandpa felt like they needed it. They love getting them and after about a month, they’re broken, pieces are missing, and they are not played with again. Then they just sit there…in the toy box…not being played with. Toys end up getting pulled out and left on the floor because nobody wants to play with them and I end up having to clean up this insane mess that wasn’t even used! It’s just a huge cycle that I hate having to go through.
One year in the books. Or I guess on the internet, huh?
And what a year it’s been. I started this blog as a creative outlet for me. I love doing DIY projects and of course talking about my experiences with my kids. I like baking and finding some fancy party drinks. This blog has challenged me in many ways and helped me grow as well. I hit publish on my very first post November 1, 2016 and that’s when my journey began. I found out two months later I was pregnant and boy did that take a toll on me. I actually took about 3 months off from blogging but it was much needed! It was hard taking care of a 2 year old and a 10 month old while you’re pregnant!
I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! I know we did! This was Kellans first year really understanding what trick or treating was and he loved running with the older boys to every house he could. Knox just liked walking up to the doors and saying twick o tweat. haha Now we have a ton of candy that I have to eat, dang it. Our little Kai turned 2 months old yesterday and needless to say everyone is still so in love with him. He’s been a great baby for the most part and just loves to snuggle.
I’m coming up on my 1 year blogiversary. YES, that is a real thing in the blogging world and YES, I will be doing a giveaway. Why you ask? Well Because I want to give back to all of the people that have supported me and have encouraged me, and well to anyone that has helped me in anyway in the past year. This won’t be taking place until next week but just be prepared..It’s going to be a good one!!
You know you have those friends that have kids that you’re just like, “What the heck!?” Why are they letting them do that or eat that? And then you tell yourself the famous last words because you aren’t a parent..yet, “When I have kids, I WILL NEVER LET MY KIDS DO THAT!” Well I am totally guilty of saying and doing those things. This is my list of things that I said I would never let my kids do before I became a mom.
“I will NEVER let my kids go out in public dressed like a mess.”
Now I still kind of follow this one and I would say about 80% of the time they look way more presentable then myself. But we have had some times that hair isn’t brushed, food is on the shirt, and they do not have matching socks.
“I will NEVER let my kid walk around with a runny nose.”
Again, I still try to keep up with this one because runny noses are pretty gross but sometimes you just have to give that nose a break.
“I will NEVER let my kids eat food off of the floor.”
I always thought it was so disgusting when I would see some parents let their kids eat food that fell on the floor. I still do especially in public places but since my second one was born and I’ve been pregnant with my third I have witnessed my sons find crackers and some other things that have been on the floor and eat it and I, admittedly, have not tried to stop them. I just let it happen. I am that mom now.
“I will NEVER let my kids eat sugary desserts.”
Again, I still try not to. haha it always drives my friends nuts that I don’t let the kids eat cake and ice cream at birthday parties.
“I will NEVER let my kids watch TV all day”
I am so guilty of letting the TV be on ALL.DAY.LONG. My third pregnancy really took a toll on me and the tv was on at least 50% of the day. Do your thang mama! Whatever gets you through the day.
“I will NEVER cuss in front of my kids.”
F%&* that S#@! haha Kidding! I don’t really cuss in front of them. On occasion it slips but I really try to be more conscious of what we’re saying in front of the kids because I’ve got a bunch of parrots!
“I will NEVER let them eat fast food.”
Pregnancy makes you do crazy things. I was obsessed with Jack in The Box tacos. I know, I know, they’re so delicious! Kellan has experienced my addiction to these during pregnancy 2 times now so he’s all for the late night taco run.
“I will NEVER let my kids sleep with me.”
We have a queen bed and Ethan and I barely sleep comfortably on there just the two of us so adding a kid or two or three is just tough. The baby sleeps in his little cosleeper attached to my bed and on occasion the boys come into bed with us.
“I will NEVER give my kids cereal for breakfast..and lunch..and dinner.”
I don’t really buy cereal but it’s more oatmeal. haha I am guilty of giving the kids oatmeal for breakfast and lunch and if Ethans not home we have it for dinner too some times!
“I will NEVER let them wear PJs all day.”
Now this was just a dumb one that I thought wasn’t ok. I love being in PJs so naturally my kids love it too! In fact, I’m typing this up at 2 in the afternoon and we are all still in our pajamas. No shame here!
I’ve learned that the term, never say never, really stands true when you become a parent!
What are some things you said you’d never let your kids do before you had them?