Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Staying On the Move

I've had an extremely long hiatus. I did a lot of soul-searching about who I am and who I want to be and what I want to do as a mom and more. I felt like I was starting pick up too many random hobbies which was making me feel lost.....because, although I adore my boys more than I can ever say, I was not only meant to be a mom. And I don't want to twiddle my [intellectual] thumbs until they reach kindergarten.

Needless to say, I have figured out the direction I want to go in, but I will be waiting until I implement it before sharing because that just makes good sense. Oh, but I did realize that all of my random hobbies will probably be of good use in the future because I was meant to stumble into them. I just will have to devote time to them differently than I initially was; which is basically just not all at once.

In the meantime, I've been enjoying a structure-less summer, but I'm definitely ready for their preschool program to begin next week. Keeping these little dudes entertained and busy tends to burn me out. And I've been pretty burned out for the past couple of weeks. We stayed on the move this summer, traveling to SeaWorld in San Antonio, Kansas City and DC. On the weekends we weren't traveling to somewhere, someone was traveling to us. I'zzzz tired.

On another note, I have TWO potty-trained boys! Woo hoo! We had a thousand accidents and a whole lot of nudity....some occasional bribery but my youngest did it!
Unfortunately, they both had a shitty accident (pun-intended) at a park playdate. My youngest had on a pull-up but my oldest had on regular underwear. Sigh.
He went to the bathroom, which happened to be pretty gross, and I guess he was so grossed out about it that he just said, "screw it" and went on himself. I was shocked. Normally he would've cried due to feeling embarrassed or ashamed but I think he didn't that time because he just didn't want to have to go back to that nasty bathroom.
Oh, the life of a mom. 

Now....if I could only get them to flush the toilet and wash their hands after each use without reminding them!

*By the way, what picture editors are you all using nowadays? Before my hiatus, I had been using PicMonkey but it started to freeze up on me too much. Have you had any problems with it?


  1. Welcome back! Sometimes we all need to take a break and regroup and refocus and I'm glad you were able to do that.

    Congratulations on have two potty trained boys! I could not WAIT to get my son potty trained so I wouldn't have to buy anymore pullups. And he literally did it when HE got ready. Boys..

    I use PicMonkey if I'm at work but I've heard the Beautiful Mess app is pretty awesome. (I don't have an iphone.)

    1. Thanks!!! I'm so glad I re-grouped, I needed it.
      We still buy pull-ups of course, but they're not the main source of underwear now. :)
      Thanks for the tips on the photo apps. I'm definitely going to use them.

  2. lol at him "Screw it"...i am trying to potty train my almost 2-year-old.

    1. Lol...yeah girl. He had no worries of getting in trouble either, so I didn't even get upset. Good luck with potty-training, I'm sure it'll be easier than the first, haha.

  3. Welcome back!

    Hehe I don't blame him. If I go to a nasty public bathroom I refuse to use it.

    Good luck with all your future goals! I know you'll be amazing!

    I've had google Picassa for years. It's free and nothing fancy but it's better than nothing :)

    1. Exactly! And he knows "mommy doesn't like messes," so he didn't know HOW to deal with that, lol.
      I have Picasa but have never taken the time to play with it. Thanks!

  4. Yay for you on have two potty trained boys!! I'm still deciding when I will start trying with my youngest...

    Ipiccy is a good photo editor. I use it for adding text, etc, but it has lots of features.

    1. Thanks! I introduced him to it around 2 but he really caught on over the summer. Sometimes they like to potty together, standing on opposite sides of the toilet. Boys I tell ya.
      Thanks! I've never heard of Ipiccy. I will be checking it out.


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