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It’s an Early Day August 15, 2012

It’s 7AM, which is a pretty normal time for normal people to wake up. But considering our family operates on the “restaurant” schedule, we usually aren’t up until 9:30 or 10AM. Margot goes to bed around 9:30, and Jude is usually asleep around 11. Erik and I are usually in bed around 1 or 2. The last few days, I’m not sure what Jude’s deal is. He won’t sleep in his crib and will only fall asleep if I let him stay latched on. Needless to say, the last time he woke up, I just got up. I nursed him back to sleep, and decided I’d just finish the last few things we need to do before we leave. And write a blog.

Soooo, GOOD MORNING! Since I can’t have coffee, I’m enjoying juice. When the kids get up, I WILL get a shower. I swear it! We leave for Indiana in just a few hours, and I CAN’T WAIT! Words can’t describe the feeling I get as soon as we hit Hamilton County. Thankfully, Erik’s grandma[who we’re staying with] lives just a few minutes away from my grandma and mom. As of last night we have whittled our list of important things that we absolutely want to do down to something every day.

What does that list include?

1. The Indiana State Fair – No fair or carnival anywhere will top this for us. It’s always a BLAST, and we know Margot is just going to really get into it this year! I can’t wait for my deep fried Milky Way, or a garbage burger, or lemon shake-ups, or deep fried pickle spears! I think the new food at the fair this year is deep fried bubblegum(yuck!) and ice cream with spaghetti(double yuck!). We’ll probably try it anyways. Be adventurous!

2. The Children’s Museum – We went for the first time with Margot back in May. She walked through the museum wide-eyed. She was in play heaven. We desperately want to go back, because there is nothing like that here in good ol’ Tennessee.

3. The Indianapolis Zoo – I HATE the zoo, but now I have kids. Every child has to go to the zoo at some point, and Erik is adamant about going while we’re up there. Our nearest zoo down here is about two hours away. So we’ll go even though it smells like poo. Whatever, I’ll suck it up because Margot will totally freak out seeing lions, and tigers, and bears OH MY!

4. Circle Center Mall – We want to go on a legitimate date, because it’s been awhile on that one. I’m considering trying to convince Erik to let us go on a carriage ride downtown and MAYBE somewhere like the Eagle’s Nest or St. Elmo’s. It’s not likely to happen, because Erik isn’t much of a romantic. But you never know, he has risen to the occasion before!

5. Family Get-togethers – I am determined to have my extended family meet Erik and Jude for the first time EVER. I know, it’s crazy that we could date for three years and he have never met my family. But that’s how it’s worked out. His father hasn’t even met my mother yet! CRAZY. My nieces haven’t even met Jude! It’s insanity. But it WILL happen if I have anything to do with it.

I think that about sums up our list. We’ll be there until next Wednesday, and I want to be able to really relax and enjoy ourselves. I’m going to get back to finishing packing. Please send nap vibes my way!


Terrible Twosday July 24, 2012

I’m ready for a break from motherhood today. I adore my children. I wouldn’t trade being a mom for the world. But these past few weeks Erik has been working long days, and on his days off has had appointments. I think of myself as Super Mom, but days like today I just cannot handle it. My list of things that I need to do seems endless. I need to: do laundry and put the clean laundry away, clean the house because it’s a wreck, work with Margot, work out, and possibly go grocery shopping. It doesn’t sound like a heck of a lot, but I am just not motivated to even begin.

Laundry is like my least favorite thing to do. I don’t mind washing and drying, but I hate everything else. I hate folding. I hate putting it away, mostly because I have to put away clothes for four people. It drives me crazy sometimes that Erik doesn’t put his own clothes away. He doesn’t even put his dirty clothes in laundry baskets. It’s a man thing, I know. He works hard, and he deserves to have all of that done for him sometimes. But it’s not likely to happen today.

I hate cleaning. Hate, hate, hate. It’s not because it takes forever, but because my kids have a tendency to undo anything I do to clean up after them. Jude chases my dirt pile when I’m sweeping. Margot pushes her toy box over in order to get one toy out. She pulls all the books out of her book cabinet to climb in and closer herself in there. She throws all the pillows and stuffed animals off of her bed. She tears the paper off of crayons for whatever reason. I’m a little too on-edge today to deal with all of that. Like I said, I need a break.

Working with Margot on her early education things is not too difficult or taxing on me. I love seeing her learn. This will definitely be happening today.  We’ve been using ABC Mouse and a few workbooks that we picked up the other day. She digs it.

Working out is definitely necessary today, whether I want to or not. I really need to get back in the habit of exercising at least 4 days a week. If I want a hot mom body, I’m going to have to work for it. I started using a “kit” by Jillian Michaels that I got on clearance at Wal-Mart. It sounds redneck, I know. I’ll do a review of it in a few days after I’ve had a chance to really utilize the whole kit. She kicked my ass yesterday. I’m sore…really, really sore. I know that’s a good thing. It’ll feel good once I get started.

Finally, grocery shopping is a chore no one should have to take on with two little ones. If I could trust Margot to use public restrooms or not run off, it wouldn’t be that hard of a task. But the fact of the matter is that I can’t trust her. She’s two. I can tell her something, but it goes in one ear and promptly exits the other. There’s nothing that really is an emergency, so if I can I’ll probably wait until tomorrow.

If I get a nap today, I’ll be thankful. But the chances of that are slim. I just need an extra set of hands to help me. Since the kids have woken up from nap, they’ve been easier. Jude is still kind of fussy, but Margot has been cooperative. Some days she just doesn’t understand that babies and toddlers need naps.

Mr. Cuteness

Miss Beautiful!



Hello, Cyberspace! July 21, 2012

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This is my first post as you can see!

I just want to say hello, and explain what this blog will be about(or at least what I hope it will be about). As a stay-at-home mom, I constantly crave time to myself and very rarely get it. Call it selfish if you want, but every SAHM will agree with me here. I plan write mostly about my days with the kids, as they are always eventful.

Anyways, I know you can read my “About Me” section to learn more about us, but I’ll go ahead an properly introduce my crew. I am Brittany, a 23 year old SAHM of two beautiful babies. Erik is my fantastic, loving, “might-as-well-be” husband(we are not married — don’t criticize). Margot is our stunningly gorgeous two year old daughter; she is quite a handful! Jude is our sweet and handsome eight month old son. We are extraordinarily happy. The kids bring so much light and joy to our lives, and we could not be more blessed to have them with us. We are young parents, but we are the exception to being “babies having babies”. We are great parents.

-Excuse me, it’s dinner time.-

Ahh, this never happens. It’s 9:30pm, and both babies are asleep without a fight! It’s my lucky day! I actually have time to write and sit here doing nothing!!

Let me explain to anyone who is not a parent: doing nothing or listening to silence or being alone for ten minutes is the equivalent to pure bliss in many parents lives. Some women wish for diamonds; I wish for a period of time where I have nothing to do but enjoy the sound of silence. It’s beautiful, really.

Well, I believe this concludes my first post. I am going to begin my first “official” day in the life blog!