Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A Mom's Job Description


JOB DESCRIPTION:  Long term team players needed 
for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication and
organizational skills and be willing to work various hours, 
which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 
hour shifts on call. Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  This is for the rest of your life.  
Must be willing to be hated at least temporarily, until 
someone needs $5 to go skating.  Must be willing to bite 
tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical 
stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 
60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the 
screams from the backyard are not someone just 
crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating 
technical challenges, such as small gadget repair,
mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. 
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and 
coordinate production of multiple homework projects.  
Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an
embarrassment the next.  Must handle assembly
and product safety testing of a half million cheap,
plastic toys and battery operated devices.  
Must always hope for the best but be prepared 
for the worst. Must assume final, complete 
accountability for the quality of the end product. 
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and 
janitorial work throughout the facility.

Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for
years, without complaining, constantly retraining and 
updating your skills, so that those in your charge can 
ultimately surpass you.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:  None required, unfortunately. 
On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION:  You pay them, offering
frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due 
when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college
will help them become financially independent.  When you 
die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this
reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and 
wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS:  While no health or dental insurance, no pension,
no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock 
options are offered, job supplies limitless opportunities for 
personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.

Back to School tomorrow....yippee

This will be tomorrow, but without the smiles for my 2 boys!!

So the boys go back to school tomorrow, I am so excited. I will be back in my normal routine. My boys however, are not too excited about going back. My 12 year old had been sleeping in till 1030 - 11 ish everyday and when he did eventually scrape himself out of bed he would torment his little brother.
Is this what parents perpetually wish for, their kids in school? .......................... I will answer for myself...............YES..
There was a time, many moons back, that there was only myself to take care of, and that seemed hard enough at the time. Then came Nicholas a cute chubby little baby who had colic for the 1st 5 months of his life.....If it wasn't colic, he was just probably a grumpy baby, but I prefer the explanation colic.  5 years later came a little Sean who was an easy going baby, enjoyed his bathtimes and his food and most other stuff. After that, oh crumbs, I've lost count, how many kiddies do I have again...???
Anyhow, the house will be back to normal soon and I can have some of my tiny bit of sanity back.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Taking Harlow to the Dr's

I took Miss Harlow to the Dr's today as I had noticed she had been rubbing her ears, so thought, ahh maybe an ear infection.... Just love how I can make a diagnosis so quickly.... Took her, The Dr looked in her ears, "She looks perfectly fine, no ear infection". "Well that's good". I said..... But whilst I was there, I thought,.... lets not waste a perfectly good appointment with the Dr, so I asked, "Can I have a referral to a gynecologist for my tubes to be tied"? "certainly, he said" So, soon, I will be sterile... No chance of pregnancy..... am I sad...Not to have another beautiful little bundle of joy in my arms? To nurture their every need? To watch them with every new skill they acquired. Haha, absolutely NOT.... I am looking forward to getting some sleep in the next few years, and maybe having a body that doesn't double up as an activity gym/food court for my kiddies.
4 kids is definitely enough for this old gal!!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Grumpy baby, grumpy mummy, grumpy day.

Harlow is cute Harlow is so so cute..... I chant this all day every day.

See, she sleeps very little, and can be grumpy all day.  But she is so darn cute, that you can't help but smile at her....
Today has been challenging, so hot, and Harlow is  annoyed with everything, eating, nursing trying to crawl, her toys, her siblings.
To keep my strength up, I have had to eat additional calories in the form of chips more chips and chips.
My little girl, does keep me entertained day and night, I never have a dull moment with her.

Bath time is my favorite, she laughs, squeals and splashes....

I am still waiting for her to crawl, I promised my friends she'd be crawling in the next few days, that was 2 weeks ago... Come on Harlow, get crawling!...........................................

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Cloth Diapering

Cloth Diapering to many seems like an absolute pain in the bum, me though................, I am addicted.

Freezer full of breastmilk

In the beginning of breastfeeding, I decided I would express all excess milk and store it in the freezer. Now, I have a freezer full of milk and a baby that won't take a bottle.
I called the milk bank in BC where they process breast milk for premature babies, but they won't accept any donations  from any British person as we 'may' have been exposed to Mad Cow Disease.
Now..... I may be a bit crazy, but I'm no mad cow. The craziness of it!!
Ah well, so all this milk and what to do with it???   I can see it now, 75 years old, and still a freezer full of breast milk that I refuse to throw away.... The old crazy breast milk lady will be my new name.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

My thought of the day!

Too many cookie = too much sugar rush which then = too much weight gain which then = :( (non smiley face)

Fatty Thursday

Today has been a bad day with regards to food.  I have eaten enough cookies to last the entire year.   I wish I was good with food, but unfortunately, not :(
Chant I made up: Cookies are good, cookies are great, come on mate, lets eat, eat, some cookies today!

............Any how, Just watching Harlow slither across the floor, seems like hard work to learn new stuff, I admire these little babies.... Just hope she gives me a good sleep again tonight, that`d be nice!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Yum Yum Yummy Salsa

So I made my own spicy salsa tonight, it was very yummy! Onions peppers tomatoes lime juice and jalapenos. This was so much more delicious than my breast milk teething cookies I made... I tasted a tiny bit of one, ick!!
I hope this is the start of me making new and interesting things to eat....

Bad nights sleep = lots of coffee

So after having the worst night sleep ever.... I am on my 2nd cup of coffee. I am sure by the time lunch rolls around I will be on my 4th. See, coffee, helps me to function, should be available on prescription, coffee IS that GOOD! Harlow is the reason these days I don't get much sleep. She likes to wake up many time in the night, just to make sure I am still here, and so she can have a quick snack...  Kids eh? Who'd have 'em??? Oh yeah, me....I have 4 of 'em!! :)

Recent tall tales and such! .....

Welcome to my world......

4 kiddies, 12, 7, 3 and 7 months.... oh and a husband.....

My life....archived.