The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

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Monday, November 9, 2009

What I Learned This Week

Another week of life, another week of learning.
  • I should trust my instincts. When I went to The Muffin's preschool in May to enroll her, I got an uneasy feeling. I decided it was anxiety about Baby Ellie's impending arrival, the big move and sending my baby away to preschool. When I went for our parent-teacher conference in September, I felt sick and like I'd made a horrible mistake sending her to this particular school. I thought I was making a great choice because Cousin Callie & Mr. Beans both attended this preschool. There is nothing really wrong with this school, but I'm not at all fond of her teacher. On the day that she had a substitute I was reminded of how I wanted her teacher to be. The substitute made an impression on The Muffin too because she's still talking about her two weeks later. I'm hoping and praying that the preschool she'll be attending next September will exceed my expectations.
  • We need to go on dates more often. It was nice to eat lunch without trying to figure out what to order so that Muff will have something to eat or worry if the baby is going to behave. We were able to take our time doing the things we wanted to do. Although I was a little rushed when I was shopping, Big Daddy took his time looking at and test driving the car that he was interested in.
  • I'm looking forward to my yearly exam. It helps that I'm going to see my extra-special midwife, get to see my two mommy friends and that I should be able to see Ms. A's new baby...also known as Muff's future sister-in-law and Ellie's future BFF. I can't wait to take Ellie & The Muffin to meet he new baby and let Muff spend a little time with her future husband, Christopher.
  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I'm really missing my mommy friends since Ms. A is about to become a mommy of two. I so wanted our kids to grow up close to each other.
  • I can totally handle these two crazy girls of mine. I've decided to throw caution to the wind more often and drag both Muffin and Ellie places for no good reason. Recycling center, library, Wal.mart for no reason...we're there! I love it!!
  • The housework can wait, but my girls cannot. Right now the whole house is clean. It will not last. The hardwood floors will be dirty before bedtime, there will be more laundry to wash and dust will start to settle on everything. The house will not fall down if I decide not to clean everything again tomorrow. It will all wait, but Muff and Ellie will not. They are growing so fast.
  • I can live without coffee, but I don't want to. For some reason I went two consecutive days without any coffee. I didn't have withdrawals or anything, but I like my life better with coffee in it.
  • I need a good, reasonably priced age-defying moisturizer. Isn't that self explanatory?
  • I love mascara. I may stray and try others, but this one is always the one I go back to and love. I really love the product and the price. I'm really frugal and "beauty" products just aren't worth spending a lot of money on since I'm a SAHM.
  • Baking soda is my friend. Okay, so I didn't actually learn that this week, but I was reminded of how wonderful baking soda is. I brush my teeth with it, occasionally exfoliate with it, clean my shower with it and use it to do countless other things.
  • Good jeans are great. I finally think I've found a pair of jeans that stay where they are supposed to. They have just enough stretch to hold their shape, but they don't get bigger and bigger and show too much skin when I bend down.
  • The library rocks! Movies, books and Storytime make The Muffin happy!
Jump over to Musings of A Housewife to read more "What I Learned This Week" posts.


Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

I too love mascara...and I'd never want to live without coffee. We live in an area affected by a hurricane last year and had no electricity for over a week. Coffee was scarce!!

JanMary said...

Now mascara and coffee - I could live without both, but not diet coke or gloves (I hate having cold hands!)

Harvard Housewife said...

I'm so new at this housewife thing, but whenever I look up "how to" ____ it always says USE baking soda. so yes that stuff is genius.

jen@odbt said...

Lots of good lessons. The girls are looking so cute in your sidebar. It took me a while to get out of the house with two kids too. It's definitely easier when one is still in a carseat carrier ;)

Terra said...

so many good lessons! The yearly exam though...hmmm I pry oughta do that sometime!

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