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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


It's Spring Break around these parts which means Saige doesn't have pre-school for TWO Fridays in a row, which means I may or may not have hair come Easter. I'm gonna keep things brief by adding just a few more TMI's to my growing list of...   


- Gabe turns 6 months on the 24th and Monday marked the first time ever that the kids and I went grocery shopping sans Trevor. I realize waiting half a year to parent solo in public is a wee bit ridiculous, but now that I have two little munchkins I feel outnumbered and need reinforcements - what if Saige has a cracker aisle meltdown? or Gabriel gets super fussy and I have to abandon ship cart 3/4 of the way through? 

- I miss daycare. I'm not good at being a stay at home to my children all day, every day. I feel guilty saying that I need breaks from them, but it's true. In order to be the mom I want to be, I need separation otherwise I find myself parenting on edge and let Saige watch far more than the recommended 30 minutes of screen time a day.  

- I don't like shopping for food one bit especially now that I do a one-stop-shop at a big box store. I used to do a circuit where I'd buy my meat from Butcher Boys, produce from Quality Greens and non-perishable items from Walmart, but now I just go to Superstore and it drives me absolute bonkers. I have no idea where anything is and find myself wandering aimlessly only to find myself back in the Joe Fresh clothing section, my comfort zone. Joe Fresh is what keeps me going back to Superstore; that and the fact that it's the ONLY store in town that carries Gabe's formula. I don't like that I have to pay for a cart, guess how many bags my $200 receipt will require {I always seem to forget my collection of 50 reusable ones in the back of my truck} and pack my own groceries {those cashiers work at lightning speed}.

- Most nights I find myself crawling into bed between 8-9 PM and yet I'm still waking up tired come morning.

- Our contractor 'hot Anthony' is coming by today with a plumber and electrician to take some measurements for our home addition quote. I feel physically ill that 2 more people will see our disgusting dungeon of a basement.

- I intend wearing sweatpants to today's playdate.

- I won't be proofreading this post.

- I'm still feeling guilty about bullet point #2... these kiddos deserve a momma who's less selfish and more selfless. 
I could learn a thing or 2 or 3 from Miss Saige, she's such an ahh-mazing big sister... don't you just love her hand placement on G's forehead? or her checking how many ounces he's taken or her stealing a kiss? I just wuv them. {after this photo series she started patting Gabe on the back and said, "you got a burp in there bud?"} - awwwwww.

- today's going to be a good day, I've just decided.

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

17 comments:

MSDeyle said...

Yes, yes and yes about the superstore. Hopefully someday you'll get the logistics down and can plan accordingly so you can just go straight through in the order of the store with your list (right? or maybe that's just be that is crazy about lists) and get out again with your sanity!

Randalin. said...

I can relate to lots of these confessions! Kale is almost two and I'm still sometimes hesitant to make solo trips with him. In fact, I wouldn't even consider going to the grocery store with him unless it was to pick up less than 3 items. Last time I took him for five items he insisted on pushing the cart (without me) and nearly took down a cracker display.
As for point two - I think this is the case for every mom (even if some don't want to admit it). Separation and time to ourselves makes us better mom's - I know this is absolutely the case for me.
As for Joe Fresh - well, I'm pretty much a certified addict. Shopping for clothes is just a lot more exciting than groceries.

Colleen said...

I can relate as well. Cute blog! My daughter used to do the same thing with my son when she fed him. it was the cutest thing.

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

don't you dare say that those kiddos need a more selfless momma! you are amazing. Honestly there is nothing NOTHING wrong with needing a break sometimes. i need a break...I love working some days for this reason. You are you...mom is just one role you play, but you are still you...Sara...awesome red headed hot lady. :) Everyone needs a break and it doesn't make you a bad mom to say it.

Ashley said...

don't beat yourself up about needing time away. I'll bet EVERY MAMA, whether she works in or outside of the home, feels this way at sometime. And if she doesn't it admit it? She's a bit fat liar.
Reality is taking time away refreshes you, renews your SELF (which we tend to lose as mommies) and makes you miss your littles, which renews your love for them. It's not selfish, it's human. :)

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

I've just started using lists {my brain is beginning to fail me}, but since I use some meal planner/grocery list app, I look like I'm far more interested in my iPhone {it probably looks like I'm texting, reading emails, etc.} than paying attention to my kids and shopping cart :S

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

this makes me feel A LOT better coming from you Randalin.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

thanks for stopping by!

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

You make me laugh Ana... I read your blog posts about how you struggle leaving J for a night and I'm like the opposite going, "bye kids see you next weekend!" I wish I had some of you in me.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

thanks Ashley - xoxo

Kathleen said...

That photo montage is just about the cutest thing ever.

Stupidstore is also a huge love/hate relationship for me. I love it soooo much, but I hate it too. Just pack my damn groceries, can't you see I'm juggling small children?!?

hardydanielle said...

They aren't supposed to watch more then 30 minutes? oh dear..

hardydanielle said...

No, but seriously.. is this 30 minute thing true? really? yikes!

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

amen!

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

I think that number gets to increase with age.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

LOL!

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