Pet Peeves. Things that drive me crazy. Stuff that gets my blood boiling – there are many things. Over the last few years, I feel like actors, actresses’, athletes and others of celebrity status want to use their “power,” if you will, to persuade the country of their political and social views – THIS.DRIVES.ME.NUTS!
Not because I don’t agree with them (sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t), but I am old enough to think for myself and do not need the hottest musician telling me who he is endorsing or who I should vote for. Their job is to act, sing, and perform. If they want to be in that arena, go into politics, but don’t use your status to persuade me – it won’t work.
I’ve really only begun to get back into blogging so I don’t have a large list of posts to choose from that are my favorites – therefore I will choose from the few posts I’ve done which have had the most comments.
Five years ago, I became a stay at home mom. On Wednesday (the 22nd) I celebrate my oldest’s 5th Birthday. It’s crazy that the time has gone by so fast – Many days seem like they go on forever (especially during his first year).
Both my husband and I were raised by our stay at home mothers so there really wasn’t much debate whether I would do the same – it was all we knew and financially we could do it. We always said that barring any unforeseen financial circumstance, I would stay home and raise the kids and when the time came (at my choosing) I could go back to work when both kids were in school full time. The goal was to find a job where I only worked during the day when the kids were in school.
Most days, I keep this to myself (aside from my husband and my parents), because I know many mothers wish they were able to have that choice, but I more often want to go back to work full time than be a stay at home mother.
There….I said it…I actually put it out there. I’m a stay at home mom who cannot wait to get back to work outside the home.
Believe me, I know that brings about it’s own set of difficulties (scheduling, child care, etc). I have many friends who work outside the home and wish so much that they were able to be a stay at home mom. I have lots of stay at home mom friends who wouldn’t have it any other way.
Why do I sometimes feel that it’s not for me? Do I feel the same way that many other stay at home mom’s feel? It can be a lonely, defeating, mundane job but also we have the days when the kids just want “mommy” and want to snuggle and shower me with hugs and kisses (those are the days I feel the most guilty for having these thoughts).
I read this great blog post a few weeks ago that reminds me that I am sometimes not the only one - To Parents of Small Children (Steve Wiens).
The Spring semester is over and graduation has happened here in Blacksburg which means the traffic will cool off and it will be very quiet around here until the end of August. Clearly this is a sign that I’m getting older and prefer peace and quiet over loud and rowdy.
Writing – More like “helping” my almost 5 year old write a Thank You note to his teacher who came to see him at his Tee Ball game yesterday. He has 3 other classmates who play on different teams too and she has made it to at least one game for each of her kids – she’s a wonderful lady and we will definitely miss her next year.
Listening – To the sound of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game on the Ipad (Graham is playing) and Tim watching the NCAA Lacrosse Quarterfinals. It’s a rainy Sunday so we are all still in comfy clothes (well….everyone but me because I’ve been out already today at the gym).
Thinking – That I need to get my meal and grocery planning under control and in better order. I feel like I’m at the store everyday or every other and it seems to be out of control.
Smelling – Marshmallow Fireside candle from Bath and Body Works – it smells divine.
Wishing – My oldest a Happy 5th Birthday this Wednesday (22nd). It literally seems like yesterday he was born and it’s so hard to believe that I will have a Kindergartner next year.
Drinking – Berry Propel Water
Loving – Andy Bernard’s quote during the Office Finale this week… “I wish there was a way to know you were in the good old days, before you actually left them.”
Wanting – For Red Seedless Grapes to go on sale again. I spend a crazy about of money on these a week (they are my favorite).
Needing – To sign up the kids for camp this summer (a week in June and a week in August).
Feeling – Refreshed after a mid morning nap. I did this yesterday and today and while I felt a little sluggish when I woke up, I’ve felt wonderful the rest of the day.
Clicking – On the Lululemon “We Made Too Much” sale section. I need to stop….NEED.TO.STOP!
Go Link up for other Sunday Currently’s here
- I Wanna Be A Domestic Goddess – I have been reading this blog for almost 3 years now and Rebecca is definitely one cool girl. She always has the most amazing desserts featured (that she makes herself) and shows off her crafty side with wonderful paper crafts – you definitely want to be on her Christmas card list.
- The Northeast Girl – Maureen is my fashion inspiration and she makes it look so easy.
- I Love You More Than Carrots – Ashley is hands down my favorite Mom blogger. She always has the right thing to say (often times when you need to hear it most about parenting), mixed with humorous tales of the everyday going ons in a mom/parents life. She also did our family portraits last year which makes her that much more awesome to me.
- Skinnytaste – I love this blog / recipe page for healthy recipe inspiration. If you are on Weight Watchers (or at least follow the plan, like myself), this page covers all kinds of recipes and will give you calorie and points breakdowns.
- Like Ordinary Life – I’ve already confessed that Tina is one of my favorite bloggers on Day 5 of the Blog Everyday in May Challenge. See Post here and be sure to hop on over to her blog – you won’t be disappointed.
Vividly, I can remember the day I got my name on the board in 1st grade.
Mrs. Ludwig (my 1st grade teacher) told us to be silent while we were working on something. During this time, a boy named Jamal White whispered to me asking if I knew how to whistle. “Yeah, I know how to whistle” was my response and I began to show him.
“Angie, go put your name on the board!”
Those words…The words I never heard because I wasn’t a troublemaker, but rather a teachers pet. I was mortified, sad, scared and began crying and shaking as I walked to the front of the room and had to write my name under the names of some of the class troublemakers. I also remember my teacher having to walk me out to my mom’s car because I cried the entire day. She told my mother that she hated to make me do it, but we were supposed to be quiet and I had to be reprimanded (as anyone else would have been too).
I was such a rebel, wasn’t I?