Saturday, September 18, 2010

SAHM world

I am right in the middle of the SAHM world. Which is were I want to be, but I don't know how to make it all gel.
Do you all? What are your best kept SAHM secrets?

Spending time with my wonderful friends has taught me a ton. I love spending time with them in their homes. Sometimes, I wish we lived in a community where we are in and out of each others houses on a daily bases. Ya, know what I mean? Screen doors banging shut with kids AND their parents. Making super together and it not being a huge deal. So does anyone want to move across the street?

Here are some things I have learned from being in my friends homes.

  • Cocoa in your coffee taste GOOD and doesn't have partially hydrogenated what not in it :)
  • Veggie burgers are good!
  • Kids still love their rooms when there isn't a ton of stuff in them!
  • Add a little fiber, it could help you loose weight. Love that!
  • How to clean a room: take everything out of it to vacuum, then put it back. Makes a huge difference. Imagine that!
  • Kids love to play games with adults. Always a good reminder!
  • Don't forget to honor your husband, even while he is at work.
  • Different options for meal planing! Still can't figure this out, but here is a good place to start Meal Planning Simplified.
  • Birthday parties are fun, no matter how elaborate or simple!
  • Admire your children.
  • Watch your kids play outside. They have great drive and imagination!
  • You can hang your measuring cups on the inside of your cabinet doors.
  • Use your label maker to label all kinds of things in your help kids learn the words. (I haven't got to that, mine are just for instructions. Like don't throw the clothes on the floor after being in the dryer:))
  • Making meals to freeze is good.
  • Make your house a HOME for ALL who live in it...not a model home.
  • Teach your child all you know! Don't leave it to the school.
  • Canning food isn't rocket science.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Police and the Mail Man

Sitting here enjoying Max and Ruby with the two girls. Ava is snuggled with baby "Annie" (baby alive) in her comfy, reclining blue chair with her favorite blankie tucked around her. Wait, she got up to give me a booger she just picked! (Guess she hasn't learned you can eat those yet:))
Stella is snuggled on the couch with the coveted soft fake fur blanket. It cannot be washed. It is for decoration purposes only. Yeah, right. Not in this house! I frequently have to take it out of beds that it has been snuck into.

Oh, yes, police and mail men...

We just chatted with the mail man outside and he reminded me about this. Lovely!
A week or two ago Stella, Ava and I stopped at a garage sale down the street. Turns out WAY down the street. After we shopped, Stella thought she should put on her jogging shoes and jog home, which I thought was a good idea. She can do that. We just live down the street. So, it was too late when I realized that I would look mighty suspicious following her in my car. She was set on jogging. OK. There are never police on this road. About, 45 seconds into the jog, police.
Lights on.
Parked behind me.
Ask me questions.
Takes my ID.
Parks in front of me.(So I cannot get away)
Stops to talk to Stella.
Then, the mail man saw Stella. Well, he knows her, because she talks to him all the time. He got out and was checking on her and talking to the police. Then he saw me and waved. I am grateful he was watching out for her. But it was causing quite a seen!
The police let me go and Stella finished jogging home. Me following along beside her at about 5 mph. Cautioning her when she had to cross the street and to watch out for the BACKHOE in one yard and getting some funny looks from neighbors. She had to learn sometime, so I think it was a good learning experience for lots of things! Probably a little more than I anticipated.
Of, course, I immediately called my bff to make sure I wasn't crazy for doing that. She said I wasn't. What do you think???