I am trying to get more personal on my blog as I think that is what I am lacking and since that is hard for me I decided to just do it…. I have always enjoyed the 7 Quick Takes series from Conversion Diaries so this week I am jumping in with both feet, or more like testing the waters but WHATEVER WORKS. Thanks to her you are about to get a glimpse inside the addled brain of a mother of 4 young kids who does not sleep nearly enough and drinks WAY too much caffeine.
My 3 year old will not poop in the potty, there I said it my shame is on full display! I have potty trained 2 other kids and she has been using the potty and wearing underwear since NOVEMBER! I will spare you the details but underwear plus refusing to use the potty…yep! I am seriously loosing my mind over this we have tried everything with no luck so this is on my mind A LOT!
We went on a date! My husband and I are big family people to the point that we rarely get time alone out of the house with out our kids. 4 kids are a lot for others to watch so we try not to ask our family for help too often so dates are very,very rare. Well we went on a date, finally, we tried for Red Lobster but it is Lobsterfest which meant a half hour wait so instead we went to Mongolian BBQ, it was delicious. Then we went grocery shopping like the cool kids we are and it was WONDERFUL! Hurray for Meijer without kids.
My mom is one of 8 she is the second oldest. The her youngest sister has a daughter 3 years older than my oldest and she generously sends us her hand me downs. Yesterday a box of princess accessories arrived, they are in HEAVEN!
It is Lent and my kids gave up candy, voluntarily. My oldest has gotten candy grams from school friends two days in a row with a total of 8 lollipops. Each day she brought them home uneaten and to share with her sisters at Easter, without complaining. What a witness and inspiration she is to me reminding me why we give things up and the beauty of Lent and Easter…. from the mouths of babes!
I am on Day 22 of the 30 Day Shred and I must say I am really proud of myself. I have motivated others to do it with me. We are checking in via Facebook and email everyday to keep each other accountable, it is fun and inspiring. Plus we are going out to celebrate when the 30 days are up!
Being different can be really hard, choosing a different path can be too, but doing the right thing is always right… enough said!
Finding a babysitter who can handle 4 young kids is really hard… and expensive… and that is my official whine of the week!
Ok that was fun, come back for more fun next week!