Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just another day...

It's no secret.  I am so not outdoorsy.  I love to play in the yard with Dex, but don't expect to see me camping or hiking in the woods anytime soon.  It's not that I dislike being outside.  I actually really like it.  I just don't like doing things that make me feel sticky, sweaty, all those gross feelings. 

As I said, I will play outside.  I will play ball, run with my kids.  I will play in the pool and the water table.  I will swing and play at the playground.

Things I don't enjoy at all:  hiking in wilderness (i.e. woods).  Getting bitten by random insects.  Trekking through the mud.  Standing around in the sun without any real purpose.  Tanning.  (Have you seen my skin?  Unless you count when I was young and stupid and went to the tanning bed, I basically burn.)

That being said, today was field day.  I spent a great portion of the day, in the 94 degree weather in the very hot sun.  I am beyond friend.  I was hot and sweaty the whole day.  The kids had fun, and for that, I am thankful.

Me?  I look like a cooked lobster.  It hurts.  I have spent years, meticulously trying to not get burned.  Today reminds me why I am so careful.

Poor Dex.  I think he has been cursed with my fair complexion.  Not his father's olive skin tone.  I am insane with sunscreen when it comes to the little guy.  And the little guy?  Would rather be outside than do anything else in the world.  I have to force him to come in.  He cries sometimes. 

So far, so good.  Let's keep it that way!

P.S.  That's my niece.  My sister in law took this picture of the two of them this weekend.  They are adorable and make me smile.  :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Stuff, stuff, and more stuff..

Happy Memorial Day ( a few days early...). 

I have been craving this 3 day weekend for awhile now, so I'm incredibly thankful it is finally here! 

Last night, I told my husband how I was so looking forward to sleeping in.  How I was going to sleep at least until 7:00.  (Don't laugh, for me that's major sleeping in).  At 5:00, I was up and ready to start my day.  Ugh.  That, unfortunately is my working mom experience.  I'm up everyday early, and ready to go, so it seems to be too much a part of my day to allow sleeping in.  That's okay though.  The bonus being that I have even more time to enjoy 3 days off!  Yay!

So here I sit, cooking for our family picnic today.  Rob has sent to the store for some things.  (he's a good husband).  Dex is up and has eaten.  He is coloring.  Already.  Love it!  And yes, I know there are people who think it's nuts that my son is up every day at 7:00, but that's just our routine on days off!  When he gets used to summer hours, he may sleep in as late as 7:30.  ha!  And we're almost to summer hours.  Less than 2 weeks in fact.  Which means, Rob gets to sleep later too!  I may be able to force myself to sleep until 6:00.  If not, then I'll quietly get up and enjoy an hour of quiet...reading.  Doing a bunch of nothing.  That, I think I can do!

To change the subject a bit, we have a little over a month until we leave for the beach.  !?!  Looove!  We didn't go last year, being that we moved in late June and things were just...nuts.  The last time we took Dex to the beach, he was 3 months old.  I don't really know what he thought of it, but my opinion is he dug it!  I'm excited about this year, because he's 2, so I'm anticipating much fun.  He enjoys playing in water and digging in the dirt.  I figure water + sand + digging = FUN. 

The last time we took him, because he was so young, we left on Friday and took our time driving.  We used to go to the Outer Banks pre-Dex.  However, not long before he was born, our good friends discovered a different beach in NC.  We were all thinking about going, and decided, hey lets get a house together.  We stayed in an awesome place and I think Rob and I fell in love with this beach.  I can't even describe what makes it top Outer Banks for us, it just does.  It's not something you can explain to anyone....

Anyway, I'm way off subject.  Because the beach is further south (30 min from Myrtle) we decided with a 3 month old to take our time, and drive it over 2 days, staying in a hotel over night.  This proved to be a good idea.  Dex was young enough to easily sleep in his pack n play in the same hotel room with us.  This year?  Not sure he'd do well in a hotel yet.  He's too nosy.  So our plan, is to leave way early in the morning Saturday, put his sleeping, adorable, pj'd bum bum into the car.  We hope he'll sleep a bit.  We'll stop for breakfast.  Drive some more with Mommy entertaining him in the back seat.  Stop for lunch and run around.  Take a nap for the last leg of the journey.  That's our naive plan.  I'm sure Dexter is already laughing at how he's going to change that!

This has become the most rambling bunch of crazy ever, so I think I'm going to stop. 

But, to close out.....this is 2 years ago...

He had those cute little pixie ears.  Soooo little.  Can I cry a little?

He mostly snoozed on the beach in his baby cabana.

Though he did like walking on the beach and enjoyed it a tiny bit.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I don't know

Yes, it has been over a month since I've updated and frankly, it was necessary. 

I have been taking a break from blogging, twitter, everything.  I needed it.  My life has been packed full of obligations on top of motherhood, wifehood, and working full time.  Most of them are not fun obligations.  I have been averaging about 4 hours of sleep a night, and on top of that, I've been sick.  I needed a break somewhere and digital world it was. 

I'm breaking the silence however, because I'm upset.  Really upset.  Not mad or angry, but sad.  Why do we live in a world where it is okay to belittle another human being, for no reason, to make yourself feel better?  You can't know that person's life until you've walked in their shoes.  I know there are people out there that think my profession is a cake walk.  We're over payed.  We have sooo much time off.  I have news for you.  There are people out there that think you are over payed.  You have a lot of free time.  You are lazy. 

It doesn't matter what you think about someone.  It doesn't give you the right to be mean, hurtful, and cruel because you are jealous or miserable or .  Just because you think you see into a person's life, doesn't mean you do.  Maybe that person is making assumptions about you!  

I don't know what my point is or where I'm going, but seriously, please think before you send an email, leave a voicemail, or belittle someone in person.  You may feel like a big person who has conquered over all, but usually, you end up hurting someone for no good reason.