Her laugh is infectious. Seriously, this child has the best laugh in the world. It is loud and carefree, unencumbered and full of an untouched innocence.
She learns by osmosis, or has a photographic memory or is just plain brilliant. Regardless of her attendance in school, she maintains a straight A report card. Not just A's...no the child gets 100s, the lowest grade she has gotten on a report card was a 96. When I say she is smarter than me, sadly, I'm not joking.
She is persistent, in more ways than one.
- We have a professional Opera singer in the family who graced us all with a private performance this Christmas of Silent Night. Avery has been singing that song at least 3 times a day, she will start over every time she doesn't hit a note. I don't have the heart to tell her that it will take years before she can sound anything like cousin Leah.
- She could argue with the wall, seriously! I have NEVER had the satisfaction of saying NO and that be the end of the conversation. Even when I say, “I'm the Mom, the answer is NO regardless.” Then we just get into a debate about how that is not fair, and just because she is a child things should be fair. Then out of frustration, I end everything with, “the world isn't fair, learn it now.”
She has a heart the size of Texas. She is caring, compassionate, and honest.
I have been blessed more than I could ever explain by having her in my life. I pray everyday that whatever I am doing to raise her to be this good of a person continues and I don't lose her in those teen years. They are coming up too fast.
Who am I?? That is such a hard question...
I was born in the seventies, child of the eighties. I loved Jake Ryan, Duckie, and Ferris. They were my boyfriends, they just didn't know it...
High School was a wild ride of parties and boys, classes were optional.
Knowing that the parties and boys were going to get me nowhere, I left Texas twelve hours after graduation and moved to Miami to live with my grandmother. It was the first time I ever had to answer to someone, be responsible, or have any type of discipline.
After bouncing back and forth from Miami to Las Vegas, going to college, and working as a Nanny, I returned to Texas to be the legal guardian of my younger sister.
Met my husband a few months later and as they say all is history...
Wow! This really is hard!!
I am not sure how detailed I want to be...
I have been adding to this for a few days.
It is sporadic and silly, just random tidbits of what I believe in,
odd quirks that make me, me...enjoy!!
Okay, I have been a stay at home mom since 2007. I need to go back to work now, I just haven't found something that will work with our family, or the timing is always off.
I call myself a Lazy Mom, because when I compare myself to my friends or bloggers, I feel lazy. I see all these people driving all over tim-buc-too taking their child to every single activity known to man, and I just have absolutely NO desire to do that. I do not want to be a room mom or a team mom. Make 60 cupcakes for 2 classes...NO, Thank You!
In my opinion, these hyper active, over scheduled families, are missing out on pure moments of childhood. All of their activities are facilitated for them, scheduled and planned to a tee...when do these children climb trees or make mud pies. When do they get to just play, be a kid, get dirty, and have fun.
I also call myself a Lazy Mom, because I seriously hate to clean. I don't know if that stems from my childhood, not having that Saturday morning chore list, or what???
I've subscribed to FlyLady and every other clean house blog or website, I have learned a few things, but I lack the stick-to-it-ness, needed to keep my house spick and span. I have 3 other people to pick up after and some weeks I'm really good about reminding everybody to pitch in and others, I am just sick of my own voice...
I believe in God. I speak to him often, usually while I'm driving. I have had a very strange relationship with organized religion. When I was in preschool and Kindergarten, I attended a private Jewish School (mother was a swim instructor). After my parents divorce, my mother would call any church in the phone book that offered driving service for Sunday School. I was baptized by them all. As an adult, I attend a Methodist church on occasion, but not often enough. So, God and I have our talks while I am driving or waiting in line to pick the kids up from school.
I have insomnia. You will often see me post at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning. I go to bed at 10 or 11 and every night my eyes pop open and there is nothing I can do about it. I usually drift off on the couch around 4ish, only to be woken back up by my husband at 6:30. Needless to say, I am not a happy cheery mommy in the mornings.
I am not close with my family and not really sure that I want to be. I struggle with that. I could write 5 more blogs just on this topic...
I have a few VERY close friends who I think the world of, we don't speak daily, sometimes even weekly, but when we get back together it is like not a day has gone by.
I like to dabble in everything. I am not an expert on any one subject, but I know a lot about a million subjects. I often take on a project to learn how to do something, learn it, and then never or rarely go back to it.
I am not athletic at all!! I can not wear high heals to save my life. I HATE to sweat and really do not like humidity. (Yet, I live in the most humid city in Texas)
I am sure there will be more to come...
check back soon!