Thursday, April 14, 2011

Funny sayings

Today Grover Tweeted:

Grover: Gordon said he made a phone call on his Bluetooth. I do not understand. Gordon does not have blue teeth!

Then he said

Grover: …I also did not know teeth can make phone calls! Go figure

That made me laugh!

and then i remember my Friends Facebooking about her daughter

Mom: I packed you Blackberries in your lunch
Daughter: you packed a phone in my lunch? 
Mom: NO the fruit! 

Just a few things that made me giggle. The weekend is so close i can taste it!

James 1-19:28

Today one of my friends posted a bible verse on Facebook.  I looked it up and read the passages before and after it and it brought a lot of things that have been running through my head clarity.  a took a sigh and breath after reading this and said "i hear you Lord".  Now weather or not i be disciplined will be the journey i now start.

I thought i would share it with on here today, someone might need it just as i did...

James 1-19:28
19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
 26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. 

I am always sharing that I have had (and continue to have) so many people directly vocalizing what i should and should not be doing that it gets over whelming at times.  So many people consistently text, email, call and make it a point to have face to face conversations with me about what i should be doing that i have wanted to go from telling the truth one minute onto fibbing the next.  I get so tired of everyone else not trusting in me, and the fact that i am walking in faith that many times i sat and concocted the greatest story, in my head to myself of course, about having a one night stand in Vegas and not knowing who my child's father is, just because i know that will be "accepted more" by those who do not agree with what i am currently doing. Seriously i have, but i have always stuck with the truth ended the conversation and left it at that, they accepted it or not its not my issue to get them to understand.

The sit back listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry just reminded me to breath. Right on time for me so maybe it will for someone else too.  Its not just my own understand but its from a Good Book i once read (thanks Narchelle for that saying!). 

Everything in this passage solidifies what i am doing in my situation is what i need to be doing.  I will continue to listen, smile, pray and let others vocalize what they need to but in faith stay optimistic and faithful about where i am lead without letting it affect me in an uproar.

I can only speak on what i am doing, but maybe me reading this passage at the right time and sharing it will help someone else in a situation they are in.  It helped me just in time when someone else shared...

Monday, April 11, 2011

Keep your Twelve Cents

I have not been a mom that long BUT i have been one long enough to know that not everyone does this "mommy thing" the same.  Not even moms who have multiple kids do their mommy thing the same with every child they have.  Its impossible, because every mommy is different and every child is different. 

When you say it, it seems simple enough to understand, but i do not think you really understand it until your in the "mommy thing". 

Lately i have been running into a lot of people, mainly non-mommy people, assuming because the one mommy they are around does things one way i should be able to adapt and do it the same as what they have seen.  When they neglect to see im not that conforming person.  With out being a mommy i was never the person to just conform because of what someone else was doing. Now that my Bug is in the picture i sure as heck  wont change the routine and regiment i have set for my child just because someone they know does something a certain way.

For example, not all kids nap but those who do nap NEED naps. If im around people whose kids do not nap I LOVE how they just assume my Bug will function with out a nap because their kids do.  It gets even better when i am trying to explain i will be altering plans to give my Bug what he needs as every cause has an affect and a no napping Bug does not have a positive affect in anyone's case.  And they still do not listen to me as if i am not his mom and havent been with him every day since birth! LOL Then it tops the cake when they get agitated when stay true to my word and stop  to give my Bug what he does need like letting him nap. Attitudes, actions, words are giving like i am throwing a wrnech in their plans and should have just done what they wanted and kept going. 

Not only the non mommies expect stuff of you either. Those who have done the mommy thing give their crazy input as if i am suppose to do it their way as well! I know i am new, i know i am learning BUT my situation as an unattached mother is not like one you see on some after school television special. I am not choosing to do what i am doing built on a whim nor do i take any decision i am faced with lightly.  I keep my situation in prayer, and keep moving forward. I LOVE how everyone gives me their two cents on what i need to be doing and SPECIFIC direction on how i should be doing it as if i am a flighty, uneducated lady.

It took a while but have QUICKLY learned the ONLY thing that matters is me being the best mom i can be to my Bug.  At the end of the day that's all that matters. People who cant understand especially those who aren't in this "mommy thing" yet have to see that he is my focus. I will continue to pray, and work my butt off to be the best mom i am capable of being. If that means isolating my self away from some, or putting my foot down and doing whats best for my Bug i will no matter the cost. 

Swinging on a Sunday

My Bug fell in LOVE being swung by Uncle Tre' and Ms. Camary yesterday. Funniest thing ever b/c he really enjoyed it. 


Well then Uncle Tre's TV show came back on SOOO Ms. Camary was left standing dealing with the whinning Bug who wanted to keep playing...SO she improvised!  My Bug had a blast, and im sure Ms. Camary woke up this morning sore b/c he prolly weighs as much as she does if not more!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pudding Paint

I remember being in Tiny Tots and Kindergarten finger painting and having a blast!  We didn't just finger paint but the teacher would take shaving cream and put it on our desks and let is go to town drawing and coloring all over the desk.  When we were done painting the mess just wiped up and we went on our merry little way. 

Well i wanted to do something similar with my Bug this weekend, except he is to little for shaving cream. My main thing was I didn't want him to put it in his mouth.  I know I'm not the smartest woman in the world BUT I'm pretty sure he is not suppose to be ingesting shaving cream. So i got to thinking what could he eat that had a fun gooey consistency that he could play with...PUDDING!

SO...I bought some cheapo Walmart brand vanilla instant pudding for cents, used some Lactose free milk, and divided our pudding into four dishes. I added food coloring into each dish so we had four colors to play with.
Then i put my Bug in his chair and let him explore the possibilities.  Now he would of had more room to paint if i would have sat him at his table but i like my walls white so he had just as good of a time in his high chair! 

He was not to sure about this stuff at first...
He kinda just sat there looking at it.  SO i gave him a straw i cut up to use as a paint stick, or whatever and he used it to taste our edible finger paints. (if you look close you can see the flower i made out of our pudding paint before Godzilla destroyed it)
At one point he plopped a hand in the pudding paint and i thought things were about to get messy but then he would not use the hand to paint he just left it in the air and painted with the other hand using his straw. So that was clearly an accident 
Then we got to the point of tasting it.  I was glad at this point that i had made this stuff from pudding and didn't use finger paints.
When our masterpiece was complete we started to clean up. 

I had about half of each container full of pudding still so i put on the lids and put them in the fridge. 

All in all this was a fun activity.  It only took about 7 minutes to prep, and cleaned up quickly.  I'm always looking for things to keep my Bug busy especially during rainy days when he cant go out side, and this one is one we will be doing again.