Thursday, October 22, 2015

No juice for you!

A couple times a year I travel for business, leaving my two kids in the care of family. Sometimes that means my husband takes a few days off from work, and sometimes my mom or MIL watch the littles for me. Though I absolutely miss my family while I'm away, having adult conversations, and not being responsible for anyone but myself is a nice change of pace. And there is the added benefit of not having anyone ask me for juice.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The best intentions

I love to craft. It can be hard with small children around. They want to help. Which is fine, but it seems like they only help make a bigger mess. Or they want you to do something different RIGHT NOW. Or, they see you are distracted and use the opportunity to make the worst possible choices while your back is turned. So crafting often waits until the end of the day.

Which is hard. Because at the end of the day we are tired. Our brains don't function enough to follow the steps on a blogger's tutorial. But my brain can go on autopilot to fill a glass of wine!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Moms are like Glue

Moms are like glue. We hold the family together. Also, if you squeeze us too hard during the day, you need to give us overnight to dry out. Because we are going to be drinking. Probably wine, but hard liquor if needed.

Children have a habit of squeezing too hard. Both on bottles of glue and on moms. They want what they want - and it usually includes impatience, more sugar, and later bedtimes. The last of which encroaches on our crafting time. Which, eventually, converts into drinking time. Out of necessity, really. It is medicinal. Doctor prescribed. Or would be, if we had the time to visit the doc.

But... give us overnight to dry out, and we're ready to do it all again tomorrow - from sticky syrup to ketchup covered dinner... each day is a new one that we'll attack with fervor - and reminders to say "excuse me" and "thank you."