Saturday, February 9, 2008

My girls made me do it!!!!!!!!

Ok, Ok, Ok, SMW chicks........I'm updating my blog! HeHeHe!! I actually have had so much on my mind lately that it's been hard to sort out what to post about! Matt has been home for 2 weeks and while we haven't seen him as much as we would have liked, we had a great visit with him. I even played a matchmaker just a bit, ;) I introduced him to a friend of mine who is actually Zach's daycare teacher. I *THINK* they hit it off pretty well, I know he is DEFINATELY interested and I think she is. He's heading back to Iraq on Monday though. I'm pretty bummed about that. It's been nice having him around and the boys have really enjoyed spending time with him. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers....
My kids at school are really wearing me down. Their behaviour isn't bad enough to justify an office referral for the most part, but there are so many of them doing so many little nit-picky things that by the end of the day I am just DRAINED!! Honestly, if it wasn't for my kids from last year, it would be totally miserable going to work everyday. Seeing my babies from the previous years helps keep me going. I have been told that all I have to do is call the owners of the daycare where I used to teach and I could have my old job back on Monday. The lady who took my place has gotten on everyone's last nerve. I LOVED my old job, but it was a 45 minute drive and even though I would make the same as I make now, I wouldn't have the benefits or retirement.......But I sometimes seriously consider making that call. But I know that the best thing for me and my family right now is to stay where I'm at. It's closer to the boys and with Daniel starting school, he'd have to ride the bus if I took this job and that's something I want to avoid at all costs. But I DO miss working with the younger kids....Funny, I didn't feel this way last year. Maybe b/c I didn't have the discipline problems last year that I do this year.
We went to a birthday party today for a friend of mine's niece. She used to go to daycare with the boys and they BOTH are in "love" with her. It is really funny to see them vying for her attention.......HeHeHe, they are such little men!!
I signed the Hurricanes up for t-ball last week......$140!!! Good Lord!! I have a feeling this is only the beginning!! Daniel will also be old enough this fall to play football. I can't wait. I really don't think that football will be his game.....but he is pretty good at baseball. He has been hitting a ball that is thrown to him for a while now. I think Mikey and Zach are going to be more suited to football. They have a bigger build than Daniel. Daniel is built like me, tall and skinny!! I'm excited about them playing ball though. Of course, that is likely to change after a few practices and getting them ready for games on the Saturdays that Robert has to work, lol! Ok, well, I guess that's it for tonight.......I'll try to update more frequently!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Where does the time go?

As I sit here and watch my boys play, I'm struck by the fact that time seems to be zooming by. When did Daniel get to be so grown up?? He no longer looks like a preschooler. I can't believe that my baby is getting ready to head to Kindergarten in 6 months. Starting to school is like stepping into a whole new phase in life, I guess. He'll no longer belong to just me and his daddy. It's like by starting school he enters the stage where his friends will start becoming his main focus, rather than us. It's sad to think that the times where he tells me that he loves me and I'm the best mommy ever will soon be replaced with "I hate you" and "You're so embarassing" I wish that I could keep this innocence that he has right now forever, but starting school is going to change all of that. I know that this is part of parenting, but it's a part of parenting that I'm not quite ready for. Have 5 years really passed by this quickly? Can't I slow down time and keep him my baby just a little longer? I feel like I'm going to blink and my preschooler will be replaced by a teenager. If it's this hard seeing him get ready to start Kindergarten, how hard is it going to be when he gets ready to head to college??? UUUGGGHHHH, I'm so not ready for this!!!!!!!