I've fallen into the slippery slope of reading everyone's blogs instead of writing on my own. Damn you, Google Reader! I'm a creature of habit and when things change I typically take the road mostly traveled.
So what have I been up to, you ask? Well, I'm putting in 140% awesome mom right now. I had this kick in the face realization that this is what I've got. This is their one and only childhood in my hands. Tv can wait, facebook can, frantically cleaning the house just because can kiss me arse. Hells. Even the Office and The Mentalist can wait.
I've decided that we need to do more story time (recommended is 20 minutes a day- not as easy as it sounds), more crafts, more hands on, more outside, more library, more friends. In fewer words, I had to pull my shit together. So that's exactly what we've been doing.
I paid my $110.86 fee to the library. That's right. And was it bittersweet or what? stop judging me. now. We have been reading a lot of books.
We've been doing lots of crafts. We made those bird feeders with toilet paper rolls and peanut butter and bird seed. We hung them up on our snowman's arms with pipe cleaners. Unfortunately I didn't foresee our family of deer and their extended relatives eating them. Come spring I hopefully will not find dead deer in our yard with perforated bowels. (Why is it that pipe cleaners are the staple to children's crafts, yet really all they are is fuzzy stuff wrapped around really sharp wire?)
We made these little pretzel snowmen. I swore up and down that they would not tempt me no matter how hungry I was. ha. wrong. I ate every last one of these M effers. oh, in two hours.
Funny thing about this is I seem to have more hours in the day, the house is more effortlessly tidier, everyone is happy. One of those phenomenons.