I don’t have to even explain how close my daughter and I are. My daughter is 11 and was born 10 days before I turned 21 years old. I knew from day one the type of relationship I wanted to have with my daughter …
I could go on and on about our relationship and closeness but it really comes down to the fact that I AM A PARENT. My daughter can look to me as a true guidance in life, I am the shoulder to lean on, the ear to listen and the hug to fall into when having a bad day. I am the one who holds her accountable and teaches her to learn from mistakes.
You could almost simply say; I am her guiding light in this challenging world she is growing up in. In all reality, I don’t have to explain because the image above is the gift my daughter gave me this Christmas … I think that speaks volumes for our closeness.
I had a total meltdown of hormones the other day. All over the fact that I am sad about Thanksgiving. I have my children this year so I shouldn’t be sad. I should be happy, right? Well family doesn’t ever really see my boys nor me so I thought it would be a great get together but that’s not how it is working out to be this year. The funny thing is that this is the first year that I will be with my boyfriend, we moved into a home we purchased in July. We started a whole new family together, meaning my kids, his kids and us. We are a new family unit and really should be thinking about our future traditions, things we want our kids to look back and remember. Maybe even instill some new holiday traditions for them to pass down with us and their children later in their adult lives.
Lee and I were talking about maybe doing something new for Thanksgiving this year, to start our own family tradition. I have so many traditions with just my kids that they are used to, such as we always go to York Beach, Maine in the Summer, we always pick and cut down our own Christmas Tree, we visit The Home of Christmas Spirit every year and the list goes on. I think it’s time for us to set some new blended family traditions that we can look back on and smile.
So while I am having a total down moment about all of the holiday fuss, I forgot that it’s not about that, it’s about who you are together with. The people who stand by you when you are down. The people who love you unconditionally and always. It’s about being together and so I am going to work on creating a new family tradition for Thanksgiving and move forward thinking happy thoughts instead of getting caught up in what can’t or won’t happen this holiday season!
Cheers to moving forward and being able to adapt to change in a more positive way!
Happy Birthday to my baby. Yes, he is the baby of the family and if you think of what the entails exactly, it is probably all true. He is the one kid who I probably will cry longer about going to school full time this year, he is the one kid who spent the most time home alone with me and he is the one kid who I cannot seem to stay mad at. He is my baby and will forever be.
Today I wanted to take a moment to wish my baby a Happy 5th Birthday!
Normally I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day but trying to “get into the spirit” this year. Usually I do try to get my kiddos something awesome, so today this is what I did to celebrate Valentine’s Day…
The little one and I went to buy one flower for each child, he choose his own since he was with me. The other two kids were in school, so I choose one pink carnation for the daughter and one red carnation for the son to be delivered to their schools by me.
After all of the flowers were settled, I decided to take my little man out to lunch. What the perfect little Valentine’s Day date he is. It was his choice, he chose cheese pizza at a local pizza place so he could play on the arcade games while the pizza cooked…
After our fun filled morning of Valentine’s Day bliss, I took the little one to school and returned home so I could get some work done in my office!
These days I have been found to be quite a bit snappy, I get this attitude about me when overwhelmed that I just can not get rid of. For starters the end of year into new year was insanely slow with work, while it has picked up tremendously now, I was having a difficult time. Of course once I went back to my reminder to think positive and that everything will work out attitude, work started piling in for me. I keep neglecting to follow my own darn advice at times, suppose I am human after all.
I have spent more time these past two weeks apologizing for being snappy to those I love and adore. Thankfully I fill my life with those who truly love me, know my heart and forgive easily or explain that I am human after all so no need to apologize. We all have our days and we all have a limit when reached that we can snap.
To boot with the snappy-ness my period is coming and there is a reason I nicknamed my monthly menstrual cycle as my “nonfriend”, it plays horrible tricks on my hormones for 1-2 weeks prior to me even having this three day cycle every month. To boot, my oldest is having her hormonal changes in her body which is messing with my “normal cycle”.
Overall life has been a challenge lately but I have such great people in my life right now that I feel truly blessed and thankful for that I am trying like hell to focus on being less snappy, less overwhelmed and appreciate the love I have in my life. The things I do have in my life, not materialistic items, human beings – are so important, amazing and I feel so special to have every person in my life that is part of it now. I can admit that I am human after all, but I wish I worked more like some robot with emotions sometimes….
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Yes, can you hear cupid in the air? Do you hear those love birds tweeting? NO? WHAT? okay well it is negative degrees here in NH so they probably are all hibernating for real, as is what I would be doing had I not real life Mom and work responsibilities to tend to. Whether you celebrate it or not, Valentine’s Day is heading your way! Below are some Amazon.com Valentine’s Day deals, promotions and what not for your viewing pleasure….
For the little ones you can Shop Amazon – Valentine’s Day in Children’s Books, a book is always a sweet love gift for that child of yours!
For the everyone on your list you can Shop Amazon – Valentine’s Day Event to find the best deals out there as well as tips and suggestions on products for a loved one.
Go ahead and like Amazon on Facebook, where you will find them sharing tips and suggestions about this lovely holiday. You may also follow Amazon on Twitter to keep up with their latest tips and suggestions for Valentine’s Day gifts.
Are you shopping for someone this Valentine’s Day? What type of things do you normally get or are you getting this year for the loved ones in your life?