Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's finally over

The papers are signed, sealed and in the mail. We have been dealing with this stupid I.R.S. audit for over 9 months now and it is FINALLY over. We ended up having to pay them $700 that we don't really have but it is almost worth it to finally get them off of our backs. Now hopefully we won't be audited again for, let's say, 100 years, lol.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's hard work!

I guess anyone with a uterus can become a mother but it takes patience and hard work to be a mommy. This raising kids stuff is hard work.
I could be one of those moms that just goes with the flow. You know, just lets their kids do whatever, whenever, and put little effort into their lives. But it's not how I tick. I want the best for my kids. I want to teach them to be strong, compassionate, God fearing people. Just getting by isn't good enough. You can't just float through life in this world. You have to work and you have to work hard if you want to be somebody, if you want to have something to be proud of.

Bubba is going through some things right now and I'm trying really hard to handle it all the best way that I know how. He's not being bad or getting in trouble. It's nothing like that. He's really a great kid and I am very proud of him. He's in Junior High now and it's a big transition from Elementary School. Being the youngest in the class is hard on him. Deep down I know that I did the right thing by letting him advance the way he has but sometimes, I must admit, I question myself. Straight A's have always came easy for him. Very little effort and minimal studying has been his way. Junior High is a little tougher. Not to mention that he is in all Pre-AP classes. He still made the honor roll this go round and I am proud of that but should I be content with his minimal effort? His Language teacher is worried about him because he has learned to do the bare minimum and just get by. He's happy with a B as long as he doesn't have to work at it. It really frustrates me because I have taught him to do better than "just getting by." If an 85 was the very best that he could do, I'd be very proud of him. But if an 85 is what he gets by being lazy and not putting forth any effort, should I still be proud? I think not! I want him to strive to be the best at whatever he does. Is it wrong for a mom to want her kids to actually work hard and do better for themselves?

Maybe I'm just being too hard on him. I just want to be the best mom that I can be and when he is grown and starting a family of his own, I want him to KNOW that I did all that I could do to help him to be the best that he can be. Are you sure that there are no manuals that come with these kids when we get em?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's really starting to sink in now

We are going to have another baby! I never thought that I would be saying this. I admit, sometimes I thought that I wanted another one but then reality would strike and I would realize that we were done. Hubs was happy with two and I was content. We have a boy and a girl, how much more blessed could we be? Obviously God meant for us to have three. I was really in shock at first and it took a bit for it to sink in. Hubs, well he was in complete denial. How could this possibly have happened? We only went unprotected once! He's right, but obviously that's all it took. I never would have imagined it, but I am pregnant. We tried for years to have a baby and it just wasn't in the cards. The Dr. told me that my chances of conceiving were slim and none. Then there came Sister. She was our miracle baby! Now we are having another miracle baby! What are the odds? We are truly blessed!

Hubs is starting to finally come around. He wasn't so happy about it all at first but it is starting to sink in for him now. He came home yesterday and rubbed my belly and asked how his baby was doing. That made me feel so good! He's really a great daddy and he was so wonderful when I was preggo with Sister so I can only imagine he will be the same this time around.

It is a lot tougher being pregnant and trying to chase after a toddler. At least when I was preggo with Sister, Bubba was old enough to tend to himself and help me out if I needed it. Most of the time he was in school so if I wanted to nap, I could. If I wanted to lay around and do nothing, I could. Not this time around. Sister requires my full attention. She is such a busy body too. She keeps me really busy. I have a whole new respect for those of you that have been preggo while chasing around a toddler. It's hard work. I am so tired and sleepy but can't take a nap. Sister has some kind of built in radar that knows when I am exhausted because that is when she is going to be ripping and rearing to go. She's a mess! But a good mess, lol.