Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sometimes life is a little overwhelming for me. I don't know if you know this about me, I know I probably always seem like I have it together. Just a little sarcasm there. Anyone that has been in my general presence knows what a mess I am. At least I feel like it. I don't enjoy schedules, the house only gets cleaned in bits and pieces and then is messy after ten minutes. I have very little control over what my children pilfer from the pantry. I am a bit obsessed with food storage and couponing. I own 5 chickens and 5 tortoises and one meal worm farm (for the chickens). I don't even own a journal. It's hard for me to remember to give Clark his medicine every day (and brush his teeth). I'm not good at including vegetables with every meal, although I'm getting better at it. I'm sometimes very judgmental of people after which I have regret. I love to watch V, Modern Family, and Castle on TV (not that there is anything wrong with that). I have fat arms (there , I said it). I am a fan of adderall induced "get shit done" sessions (sorry, just quoting my sister Staci:) I'm afraid of our country being owned by China, socialized medicine (actually anything socialistic),and our country buying oil from evil dictators instead of just drilling in ANWR already!

Actually, I didn't start this post to tell you my quirks, I just wanted to note that I'm a bit of a mess and a worrier (did I mention that?) and I am resolved to enjoy my slightly messy life. One of the ways I do this is to make an effort to enjoy my children, especially when they are little and especially when I'm not going to be pregnant again. Maybe I'll try to blog more of the cute things they do and say. For example:
Christopher: Mom, those army pants make your butt move!
Clark: I'm fraid uh duh dowk!

One thing I have been doing well lately is reading Junie B. Jones books to my girls each night, and reading scriptures and having prayer with them as well. The books are funny and it's just fun to laugh with them, and the scriptures and prayer provide such great spiritual teaching moments. I am incredibly lucky to be Mom to these fantastic children and have such a wonderful husband !


Staci Kramer said...

yeah I saw those camo pants too. You're not fooling anyone, seductress.

Stephanie said...

Oh Kristen you are awesome! As I read this I kept thinking, "I resemble that remark!" Even down to the big arms! A lot of times life feels like a survival training camp... especially when you have a bunch of independent kids running around thinking they're in charge! All that matters is that you're okay with you! A nice clean house is nice, but not always necessary. But happy kids who feel loved is everything! You are doing just fine! You are a great mom and I know that your kids know they are loved! My new favorite sign I bought myself says, "A good mom's have sticky floors, dirty ovens and happy kids!" I love you! Keep up the good work!