I need silence!!!

Today is one of those days that I feel like I am at my wits end and this feeling only started AFTER I picked up my kids. The girl and I went to the grocery store before heading to the daycare to pick up the boy and she was all over the place! She was walking off, picking up huge jars of pickles and of course being mouthy as usual! I really wanted to give her a good old fashion beat down, but I refrained from being that parent who acts a damn fool in public. Fast forward a few minutes we have the boy and are at home, as soon as we hit the door he starts whining which is like nails on a chalkboard. Instead of asking for a cup of milk  like a normal person because he can talk he thinks he’s better served by whining. His whine is this weird shaky billy goat sounding noise and it sends me every. single. time.

I need a break and its coming soon! My mom is going to keep the kids for the summer and perhaps this makes me a bad mother for admitting this BUUUUUT I am counting down the days until they leave! I need a little freedom and time to myself to just breathe! One of my girlfriends always says that she admires me and she thinks I am a great mom, but right now I definitely don’t feel like one. I feel like an overwhelmed, highly stressed-out basket case! Whoever said God has a sense of humor was NOT lying!!! How else would I, the some times introvert, have a daughter who is super hyper, outgoing and talkative???

I don’t know what I will do with all of this free time but I am so anxious to have it!!! The knowledge that I can come and go as I please, not having to figure out who can watch them while I do the simplest things sounds so appealing. God bless my mother, for right now she is a SAINT!!!!

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Conversations in the Car

Today after I picked up the girl child she decided to tell me about her future plans while we were headed to pick up her brother. It went a little something like this…

The Girl: Mom I’m going to be a barber

Me: Oh ok

The Girl: After I get fired from being a barber then I am gonna be a veterinarian

Me: That’s great, but how about you don’t get fired ok?

My kid is a character.

Princess for a Day

Tuesday state agencies in South Carolina recognized Confederate Memorial Day (sigh) so we were off. I decided to take the day and use it as a pamper day/belated Mother’s Day gift for myself. I scheduled a facial at Urban Nirvana and it was AWESOME!!! When I left my face looked incredible. My skin had a bright dewy look and I could not stop looking in the mirror! Lisa, my esthetician was fabulous!!! ! I even purchased the Skinceuticals Simply Clean facial cleanser she recommended. I think I will be adding this little luxury to my regular routine. I mean I have to pay extra attention to my skin since I’m in my 30’s now right???

After leaving the spa I hurried over to Quiescence Hair, Skin & Nails to see my stylist Tonya. As usual she tamed my hair and I left her chair with a smile on my face. She added some very sassy highlights that I think make me look just right for the season. We’ll see what the hubs thinks when I see him in a few weeks 🙂

I contemplated going home after getting my hair done, but I thought why stop the fun???  Sooooo next I went to lunch and then the movies. Jumping the Broom was cute and funny. I laughed, cried, and drooled over Laz & Pooch (yum).

Well you’d THINK that I would have stopped there, buuuuuut the last thing on the agenda before picking up The Girl & The Boy was to run and get my little eyebrows tamed. 

I cannot remember a time where I spent the entire day by myself doing whatever I wanted and it was all for me. I loved the feeling. After I left the salon I felt sexy and totally relaxed. I’ve resolved to do this more often,  because as I learned from the “wise” Joe Guidice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey “Happy Wife Happy Life.”   (and my good friend Charm didn’t think you could learn anything from reality tv!)

I miss my hubby!!!

I am a pretty capable chick in my opinion; however there is something about not having my husband at home that has thrown me in a tizzy.

I took my car in for an oil change only to find out one of the hoses the coolant runs through needed to be replaced and it was a dealer exclusive part so it had to be ordered. Meanwhile the Jiffy Lube man wiggles the hose to show me where the leak is and hot antifreeze shoots on me. Luckily it wasn’t scalding. So they top off my fluid and send me on my way. By the time I get home darn near ALL of the coolant has leaked out of the car AND the part I need wasn’t going to be in until today.
Tuesday morning I go online and reserve a rental car. I selected a Galant or similar vehicle because the price was right (mostly) and I needed something large enough to transport the kids… When I arrive what does she have for me???? A Rav4. Now I’m not knocking the truck, but its not what I wanted. I kept hearing Kanye say “whatchu think I rap for to push a f*cking Rav4.” It got us from A to B so it was cool. The girl was overly excited about it when she saw it and she peppered me with questions like : “Did you get a new car?” “Where did it come from?” “Did you order it on the internet?” And my fave “Did you steal it?” Kids really do say the darndest things.

The hubs had a friend put the part on the car so we’re back in business at least until I take it in for the damages to be repaired from my little fender bender (don’t ask).

While this situation was minor I still wish my hubs was here to handle this kind of stuff.

*counting down the days til his return.

Some people just don’t get it

I sit here watching CNN and the headline reads OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD. I don’t want to celebrate the death of another human being, but just thinking about the people who have died because of his orders  and the enormity/significance of this announcement is just…….WHOA

Yes, people we know there is still work to be done….

Yes, we know the war is not over….

BUT how about you stop with your comments. Its rude and disrespectful to those people who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks.  Allow those husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mothers and fathers this one moment before you start telling them that there will be retaliation and there is someone else waiting in the wings.

As the wife of a soldier who has been deployed 3 times and as the sister of a soldier who has been deployed once and is preparing to leave again in less than 90 days…. if you’ve NEVER waited by the phone, watched CNN constantly, explained to your children why Daddy is not home… please just for once in your life be silent.

To the members of the military I salute you.  President Obama I salute you. Thank you for your efforts.