Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A Little Honesty
Well, I've been a little busy.
It seems I've been doing so many blog-worthy things that I haven't had time to blog about them. But I still want to. So many good things have been going on and I want to write about them - so I can remember and so that you can be in on my life a little too.
For example: Kid's day (it's a holiday in Brazil), What our house church did for Kids' Day, What our family did, cow parade in Porto Alegre, cute robots that my friends and I made, my awesome son, Garrett, whose 14th birthday was Monday, selling cookies at a craft fair, and Giovanni's ever-growing precious vocabulary. Not to mention tomorrow when Anderson will be in a school play of Noah's Ark. He is Noah.
Lots of things.
I'm also kind of frustrated. Frustrated because my son and I forgot that yesterday was his special remedial math class - which he needs desperately. Frustrated because Anderson was awake crying during the night saying that his ear hurt. (No fever or other symptoms. I gave him medicine and let him sleep propped up on me. We will take him to the doctor today. ) Frustrated because this morning there has been a broken glass incident and a pouring out milk all over the table incident. Frustrated with myself because I want to be a super-organized, efficient mom who can do it all. And we all know that's impossible.
But today, instead of making interesting picture-filled blog posts about these things, or working on fixing all of my frustrations, I am baby-sitting for a teen mom of 2 in our church family. Her family is moving to a new house today and so Giovanni and I will be having some fun with two sweet little girls, Emily and Nicole. I'll try to take some pictures of that. It should be fun.
I decided to write this post today to try to gain a little perspective. And I have. I realize that I like having a blog, but there are so many things in my life that take priority over blog posting. I also realize that I want to be super-mom, too, but there are lots of things that take priority over that, too. Like being a real mom - and a real friend.
Got my perspective. Thanks for listening.