Archive | January, 2010

Clifford needed emily

31 Jan

Yep it’s Sunday morn and I’m watching Clifford the big red dog. What’s that you say, don’t I get enough during the week? Well yes but today for sure wee-wood 1 is feverish and snotty. Verdict is still out on wee-wood 2.
Anyhow last night wee-wood 1 showed amazing dexterity at dinner. She ate with kid chopsticks! Seriously for 2.5 I think that an accomplishment. The night before she made a beautiful amount of pizza sauce with a knife. Careerwise maybe she could be a great cake artist with amazing piping skills or even a great painter. Who knows but it’s fun to think about!
Even when sick she still has an amazing love for her sissy! I love my girls and love that they love one another. Until we had wee-wood2 I never thought about it but we’ve given her a friendship that should last even after he-wood and I are gone! I hope they continue to be good friends and take care of me in my old age.

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I work hard for my money, so hard for my money.

29 Jan

Okay so that lyric doesn’t totally apply to my topic, but the working part does.  I have recently come to the realization that being a parent is really hard work.  Duh, right?  I know.  But seriously, it is the hardest thing I have ever had to do.  In one moment you can be completely overcome with both immense love and frustration at the same time.  It is a weird paradox to be in the middle of, but I have to say that it is a great place to be.  Like take last night for instance.  Wee-wood 1 is going through this little stage right now where she does not want to do anything that She-wood and I tell her to do, and obviously, this is infuriating.  But last night it came to a head.  She likes, for some crazy reason, to put blankets over her head and walk around the house.  Wee-wood 2 is just learning to pull up on things and is very wobbly at the moment.  Wee-wood 1, inevitably, bumps into wee-wood 2, and her faced smashes into a toy.  This angered me greatly since Wee-wood 1 had been told several times by both She-wood and myself to stop what she was doing.  In the heat of the moment, Wee-wood 1 got a spanking and I yelled at her to go sit in time out until I told her to get up.  Of course both of the Wee-woods were crying at this point.  After I sat down, cooled off for a minute, and the situation began to diffuse, I realized that what I had done was not really the right way to handle that.  I am sure that me jumping up off the couch yelling at her and spanking her both scared and saddened Wee-wood 1.  I had to get down on the floor and look Wee-wood1 right in the eyes.  I told her that what I had done was wrong, and I apologized for yelling at her.  I also used the moment to teach that Wee-wood 1 and 2 have to do what mommy and daddy tell them to do.  Needless to say, it was a tender moment between father and daughter.

I recount this event in order to come to the conclusion that parenting is incredibly hard.  Parents have to be the perfect balance of authority figure and friend, teacher and disciplinarian.  It is hard.  I know all you parents out there are saying, “Tell me something I don’t know,” but I guess it has been weighing heavy on my heart lately.  Becoming a parent has put a completely different perspective on my relationship with God.  He is simply trying to keep me safe and set parameters for my own good, but I think that I know best and I don’t want to listen to Him all the time.  I step outside God’s parameters and do things that end up hurting myself, others, and God in the process.  It has truly opened my eyes to the vast greatness of the gift of grace and forgiveness.  Grace is shown to me in so many ways from God.  He doesn’t jump up and yell at me in the heat of the moment, but He uses each infraction on my part as a tender, teachable moment between Father and son.

I don’t wanna work

29 Jan

Okay I couldn’t think of any songs and I’m pressed for time. But I think that’s the motto my kids have keep me from working or being productive! Like adding a load of peepee clothes after I’ve already started the laundry. Or how bout not letting me put them down while trying to cook/eat…Wee-Wood 2 she’s a great weight loss helper for any mom. She won’t let you get near the kitchen.

Right now I’m anxious though…mostly due to bills and not about having enough $$$ it’s just I want them paid and I want them paid now. Some haven’t come like medical bills. Wee-Wood 2’s trip to the ER 2x…2100 greenies. Then we’ve got the car insurance, my ultrasound, doctors bills, upcoming bills for follow-up exams for Wee-Wood 2. Oh I must breath…but wait I forgot that Ga dept revenue hasn’t cashed our last check…praying we don’t have late fees.

Oh how I wish I had time to read and blog about something spiritual and yes I do know not to worry and yes I know God takes care of the birds and the flowers and he cares for me…I know that…and I believe things will be okay but for right now I’m allowing my adrenal glands to secrete cortisol you know that stress hormone that makes you fat…it’s okay because I won’t be able to eat due to Wee-Wood 2.     Cute huh?! hehe I crack myself up…much like my homeowners policy that doesnt cover my house if seized by military forces during attack, civil revolution etc….oh that was a good laugh at work yesterday!

Baby are you down, down, down, down, down

25 Jan

If you are just keep my kids for a few minutes and the sweet things from Wee-Wood 1’s mouth will make you happy or giggle. Take the other day “daddy, I love you with all hearts”, today “mommy you make my heart so happy” in the dufenschmirtz kinda voice…it’s funny. Or earlier “Oooo Mickey mouse is my big boy!” hhaha I love it. I love being their mother and taking care of them.

I do get frustrated that AG doesn’t care to “learn” her numbers or letters, count properly or sing the alphabet. Slowly right? She’s 2.6ish and can make a scrambled egg…that counts for something!

Wee-Wood 2 well she might just make you cry these days. She’s got that goofy grin and keep falling over from pulling up. It’s helmet time!

I thank you Not to roll your eyes at me

23 Jan

Anita Renfroe that lyric was probably written for me when I was 12ish right? My mom totally asked you to include that because it’s all I did. So I’m a blog slacker but today I must give homage to my mother. I got a wonderful package in the mail today. It included the following: cinnamon, two things of cocoa, cajun spice (probably with the He-Wood in mind), and italian seasoning from Penzeys. Now if you’ve never been go…unfortuately I dont live close enough to one but my momma does! But she bought online and sent me goodies.

I have to say that I love my family. And while I was pretty brutal to them growing up, I hope I’ve gotten nicer. While I look just like my mother (in my opinion) I also act much like her. I’m thankful for the things she has taught me…ways she has given me support and listens to me complain. I hate that she lives so far away. I am thankful that right now I can be a stay at home mom at least for now…well sorta stay at home. I work for fun and to help get us outta debt.

I think one of my fondest memories growing up was how happy mom was one day when my sister and I made her a sandwich for when she got outta school. For a brief time mom went back to school and would get home a few minutes after our bus dropped us off and I remember one day we made her a sandwich. She humored us and ate it, who knows she might’ve enjoyed a delicious burger on the way home, remember this was before the days of Chick-fil-A. I think she quit school shortly afterwards because of “morning sickness” with my youngest sister. The things moms do. I apologize for this sounding very mothers day like, but who said I should wait till May right?!

Love ya Mom!!!!

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike.

19 Jan

This past weekend we went out and purchased a new Schwinn 120 Stationary bike so that we can exercise in the comfort of our own home.  With two kids it is hard for She-wood and I to get dressed, get the kids dressed, and go out to run.  Therefore, we decided to get this bike.  It is really nice.  The six miles that I rode on it this morning sorta kicked my butt, however I know that the benefits will far outweigh the cost.  It was pretty funny though, because afterward I had the jelly leg syndrome.  I had not worked my legs like that in quite some time.  I think that it is going to help She-wood and I out a lot.  It is nice to be able to ride on the bike inside during the cold months of winter and be able to ride in the air conditioning during the summer.  It is also exercise that can be done while watching the news in the morning or in the evening while watching TV with the family.  We like it a lot and we think that it is going to help us a lot as we are trying to change the way we eat and the amount of exercise we get.

He’s got the whole world in His hands…still

13 Jan

We are smack dab in the middle of a great series with the students at Westside Baptist Church.  We are doing a series by Andy Stanley called “He’s Still Got The Whole World In His Hands.”  It is a great study of the fact that even during troubled times in our country and world, God is still sitting on His throne and He is still in control of everything that happens.  Last week in the first session Andy asks the question, “Can you trust God even when you see no evidence of His activity in your life?” Not in the sense of is it possible, but do you have the ability within you to decide that even though things may seem terrible around you you are going to choose to trust God.  It is a great series and I highly recommend it to youth and adult leaders alike.  I will keep this post short since yesterday’s was endlessly long.  Have a great day.