Thursday, September 3, 2009

What a Difference a Day Makes!

"Hello self, it's nice to see you again. You ROCK!" Ok, so I'm sitting at my computer all alone. Little man is upstairs taking a nap and baby girl is back at pre-school. I'm rock-in out to CCR singing along to "Suzy-Q" and "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" all be it quietly of course as not to wake little man and have my session with myself ended early. But the whisper of the lyrics is enthusiastic.

Baby girl L-O-V-E-D pre-school. All of her entire 4 year old self L-O-V-E-D it! Get this, she's disappointed that she only goes 2 days a week. Who knew?! Let me tell you, during her day off yesterday she was bored, so bored. This staying home thing is for the birds. What was painfully obvious,.....she has totally outgrown staying home with Momma, no matter how cool I am. I just can't compete with the kids at school who are so much groovier than me. C'mon, they can have intelligent discussions about what Spongebob said to Patrick and why Barney never blinks his eyes.

Here's some photo's of baby girl this morning so excited to go to school!

This morning was completely different than the one on Tuesday. We were all so excited. When we got to our car to load in, I turned on the CD player and we all danced out to Kelly Clarkson in our driveway. The neighbor saw us and decided to come join the party. Nothing like dancing outside in your driveway. Pure and innocent joy. Babies with big dimples and hearty chuckles while their little legs spin them around. I know it was a moment that will be frozen like still frames in my mind. Still frames that I will recall when my babies are all grown. And I will be proud of the job I did and the time I spent with them.

Your comments on Tuesday really touched me. Hold that thought,..Ring of Fire by Cash just came on and I can't help myself but to get up and dance,...that's right. I can do anything. No one's here, diapers to change, channels to change, sippy cups to fill. Back in a minute,......

Burn Burn Burn, the ring of fire....I fell into a burning ring of fire...yadda yadda...

Ok, back now. Man that felt good. Anyway, you savvy Mommy's out there hit the nail on the head when you said spend some time with little man before he too walks the halls. I have to tell you I was starting to think it was time for baby #3. Now for those that know me personally, you know how out of character that is for me. Baby #3,...I don't think so! 3 kids in a shopping cart, 3 car seats, 3 bedtimes,...ummmm not on your life. BUT with the pre-school blues the impulse was beginning to take over. So what was first on my list today after Pre-School drop off,...the pharmacy. That's right. I'm weak,..very impulsive so let's just take some precaution's for my overacting hormones before we make this family of 4 a family of 5. I already have a adorable baby still home with me. It's time to start spending some 1 on 1 time with him! He's always had to share me with baby girl but not now! It's you and me kiddo.

My mind is racing with things I could do today. I could:

  • Get the dusty sewing machine out and sew some of those adorable knot dresses that I oh so love. I have over 5 bins of vintage fabric from dear Grandma waiting for me to make some beautiful creations
  • Do some digital scrap booking. Have you tried that? No, need to. Absolutely so much fun! Get creative!!
  • Clean the house,...who are we kidding?
  • Pull out the old guitar. Back in my hay day I was pretty good with a guitar singing my songs of peace and inspiration. There was once a time I thought I was going to grow up to be a singer/songwriter. For the last few years the only new songs I've created have been about learning to go potty. But the guitar still sits out in my office as I can't bring myself to actually put it away. It's calling to me,..."Hello you inspirational Goddess...let's change the world through music."
  • Exercise...yeah, after I clean the house. Everyone hold their breath and tell my when pigs start to fly.

So here's to us and the new chapter in all our lives. Whatever chapter you're in we all share the same journey, just at different parts of the story. I hope all your stories have a happy ending and thank you for reading my story along with me.

Now I better hurry if I want to create an entire digital scrapbook and new wardrobe,...only 2 hours left before school lets out. A tad ambitious??? A girl can dream.

I'll leave you with the kiddo's seeing butterflies out the window before we left for school.


  1. What a difference indeed!!! :) mentioned DigiScrapping that is TWICE this week someone has mentioned it! I want in LOL If someone can recommend a site or a program HOLLLAAAA

  2. You are the mommy of all trades! Sewing, songwriting, scrapbooking, musician, business woman! Mother of the year! I'm lucky if I just take a shower! I can't sew and haven't scrapbooked since I was pregnant.

    I'm glad she loved preschool. I'm sure that makes it easier on you to let her go in the mornings, knowing that she is having a great time! All you want is for your children to be happy and if that happens, what else matters? Well, except your happiness. That matters.

  3. I've heard good things about digital scrapbooking...any suggestions or good sites?

    Nice post, by the way. You can tell you're in a good mood! :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog again, Michelle, and for the compliment on my header. Love the look of your site, by the way. Keep being creative!

  5. This post was so fun! I love the digital scrapbook page you made!

  6. Oh that's wonderful that she likes it so much!
    And I love how you are having fun with music (and it burns, burns, burns ...) and enjoying those frozen in time, precious moments with your kiddos! Pick up that guitar, girl! It is calling to you ;) My little man dances around while I practice so I don;t feel too guilty. (Of course that lasts all of five minutes!)
    Thanks for coming by to visit- glad you can relate to the puppy thing, have a great weekend!

  7. My little guy is heading off to Kindergarten in 6 days, and he's totally excited! I'm hoping his reaction when he gets there is as glorious as your little one's reaction was to pre-school. And, enjoy those moments to yourself, 'cuz your little guy won't be taking naps forever! Cheers!

  8. Hi Michelle,

    First, I want to say thank you for following my blog! :)

    I think it's so neat that you turned the radio on and danced to Kelly Clarkson in the driveway with the kids before school!! I think that's the coolest idea I've heard in a long time! I'm definitely going to have to try that, maybe a few times! I may even make a CD with dance tunes especially for it! Neat! Thanks so much!


  9. Hey honey!! You're going to have to bring me that wonderful fabric you have tons of. I have been so broke, I can't afford to pay attention, let alone on drive out there to the boonies and sew with ya!! ::sigh:: I'm so behind... My baby (er - oldest baby) started pre-k too! EEEeeeeeee!!! :oD Email me!

  10. Dancing in the driveway, a perfect way to start the morning...
    School is good for the soul. Cleaning the house is not:)
    I am feeling a little crafty, tell me more about these knot dresses?

  11. Oh how sweet -your baby girl is adorable :)