Having a 16 yro boy!

Ok. So he didn’t JUST turn 16 but this is still a tough age! He wants to be grown up but he still wants toys for Christmas. You know more video games, basketball hoop, oh and lets not forget the pool table!!
But on the other hand, he wants to be a grownup. He wants to get his drivers license. He wants a truck.
This is hard for me as a mom. Really hard. For those of you with younger kids, you may have the disillusion that parenting gets easier as the kiddos get older. Sorry to have to break the news to you but IT DOESN’T!
I may be done with the 2 o’clock feedings with him or the persistent ear infections. He doesn’t throw his food across the restaurant anymore. (yes! He actually did that once!) But now he wants to drive! Without me!
I won’t be there. I won’t be able to say, “stop! there’s a car” or “watch out for that kid before you back up!” He can hurt himself or someone else and it could really be something serious.
OK. I admit it. I am scared. No. Let me change that. I am terrified!
I know I have to let go and let him grow up. He has to be allowed to test his wings. He has to make his own mistakes and learn from them. But I don’t want him to have to learn that way. It’s tough and it hurts. And sometimes you never recover from them, and some of the scars never go away.
I don’t have the answers. What do I do now? Where is the line between being a good responsible mother and being OVERprotective?

This entry was posted on December 4, 2009. 2 Comments

Pregnancy Brain

If you have never been pregnant you might think that this phenomena is a joke or just a lousy excuse. But I am here to tell you it is very true. You loose your mind when you become pregnant!!!!

Today as a matter of fact, I was looking for something on the internet. I typed in www then suddenly forgot what I was doing!!! I couldn’t remember for the life of me what I was looking for!!! Wow did I feel stupid!

So far I haven’t forgotten anything vital. Like I haven’t forgotten to pick up David from camp. So far I’ve remembered my passwords. But I have walked into Ingles and then suddenly forgotten what I was there to get!

So my questions for all you moms out there is this. Do we ever get our brains back? Looking back, I can’t remember if I did after my other two.

This entry was posted on June 30, 2009. 4 Comments

Lets Get Acquainted

Hi. As I’m sure most of you already know, I am the mother of  two boys. They are 15 and 12. We have recently found out that we will have a new baby in Jan! We are so excited!

Well all of us are excited, except for my 15 yo.  Apparently I was supposed to ask his permission before I did such a thing!!!

Some people are going to think that this pregnancy is absolutely horrible and I should be ashamed. Oh well. Sorry to dissapoint you! I am not ashamed. I am very excited about this baby. This baby is very wanted by both mom and dad!!!

Ok lets talk about Dad. C is my fiance.  He is the best man I could have ever found. He is great with my other two. As a matter of fact, he already calls them his kids.

He is kind, sensitive, considerate and very caring of our little family.  He takes care of us. And to be quite honest, he probably spoils me a little too much.

I hope you can be as excited as we are about our family. Stay tuned and find out how we all adjust to the many changes.

This entry was posted on June 19, 2009. 2 Comments