The Loves of My Life

The Loves of My Life

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


So rarely do I toot my own horn.

As a mom, I never consider myself that great. So whenever I do have a day where I feel like, "Damn I was good today" (which isn't often at all), I have to say it out loud so it becomes more real.

Today is one of those days. It's 8:18pm and I am quite surprised at the amount of mommy and wife things I did today.

Paul had his Vasectomy today, so not only was he useless as a helper with the kids but he became the served (and rightly so since his friends down there got a little snip snip).

So after work, being a great wife....I went by the store and picked up his favorite drink, his favorite dessert (ice cream) and makings for dinner requested by him.

Then I picked up the kids and we made our rounds to two different grocery stores to pick up Mother's Cookies (which are, sniff, sniff, out of business).

We came home where I tended to the patient and completed the following list all before 830pm.

1. Waited on hubby, changing his frozen peas.
2. Worked on homework with the kids
3. Straightened up the house (it was a mess)
4. Made homemade mashed potatoes, chicken teriyaki Hawaiian style, and salad. (and we are talking real salad....not salad from a bag. I actually cut up the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots myself)
5. Served my family....yes my whole family....dinner in bed.
6. Cleaned all the dishes, some hand washed and others in the dishwasher. Kitchen is now clean ;-)
7. Me & the kids decorated our house with Halloween decorations.
8. Did 4 loads of laundry...all folded and put away
9. Didn't yell or snap at kids when it came to discipline. I calmly sent Riley to her room and used good parenting techniques.
10. Read and cuddled with the kids
11. Served my hubby dessert in bed
12. Listened to my children say beautiful prayers (which are few and far between) and almost teared up as Riley thanked God that Mommy and Miah forgave her when she was being mean.
13. I wrote two blog posts....and may write a third to post for tomorrow
14. I did this all while being completely exhausted and hormonal from being 5 months pregnant!

Damn.......I don't know about you....but even if I didn't get to the homemade cookies.......I'm good!

disclaimer......I never EVER toot my own if you are reading this thinking this woman is so full of herself....there's nothing I can say to change your mind but stick around and maybe you'll read hopefully a more humble me.


Anonymous said...

and u told me not to let him milk it.

No Crying Mama said...

you definately deserve to toot your horn! I have 2 kids and am 5 months pregnant too...and all that would be exhausting!!! But we do what we gotta do as mamas :)

Diane Davis said...

i have no kids and am not pregnant and that's more than i could do! i love the line about changing your hubby's bag-o-peas. funny stuff.

sargarepa said...

I have a few loads of laundry that need folding!! You go girl! Good job:)

Becky K. said...

no tooting allowed ..unless you hand sewed your children's Halloween costumes...sorry. hee hee

The Reverend's Lover said...

You inspired me so I'm glad you TOOTED.

(if only serving our family felt as good as a trip to the soup kitchen every time!)

Christy said...

I want your recipe for Hawaiian style chicken! :)

Also... I've always thought you were a fantastic mother, so I think you should toot more often.

Kristi said...

I am SO happy for you. I love those days when all is right with the world and you feel as though you did the best you possibly could!!!!

Way to go. Toot all you want. (Your horn that is.)

The Unlikely Pastor's Wife said...

B-didn't I mention I created my kids costumes myslef? I even loomed my own fabric! ha ha.

Christy- um....seriously, it's not a recipe. All i did was slap on a teriyaki glaze after I marinated the chick in teriyaki sauce and topped it with swiss cheese and a pineapple slice.

Not too elaborate :-)

Sarah-if only you still lived in Ca and I could do laumdry for you :-)

Sarah said...

You are amazing! Toot away, friend! That is a TON ... and all done with so much love and patience ...

btw, please tell me you aren't going to eat those frozen peas ... ??!

Sue said...

Wow, you are amazing.....I would have been tired after doing one thing!!

I love your blogs!!!

Lyonslove said...

Can I just say that I am the queen for positive self talk. I constantly find myself encouraging myself about little things that I get done thought out the day. A big job as a wife and mom is to be a cheerleader, why not do it for yourself too!