I think I may be the only mom of the face of the planet who has not considered Halloween costume options yet. All I know is this...I do not want to get into hand making a costume like I did last year. Especially now since I have double the kids. And also, the whole sister thing? I mean, they could be something cute that goes together, you know? Ohmygosh, what should I do? Hellllppppppp.
This morning I got up all early (or what I thought was early), hoping to catch a little alone time, to sip my coffee in peace...and as I was creeping around the room trying not to wake Lucy, I grabbed Em's monitor to take downstairs. I took a peek at it, and she was up sitting in her bed, wide awake. Plan Fail. So I went into her room and said "Why are you up so early, missy?"...and she goes, "I no tired anymore, mom". Welp, if you say so, kid. Then, my dog proceeded to jump on my bed, waking Lucy. Therefore, a double plan fail.
Speaking of which. We are MOM and DAD now, almost all the time. And it kills me a little every time she says it. I've corrected her. I told her she can call me momma or mommy. She goes, 'Otay, MOM'. She totally knows it bothers me that she's acting like a friggin' pre-teen already, so she continues on. *sob* She is going to give me a run for my money.
Yesterday? Yesterday made me feel like a Rockstar Mom/Wife. It was pretty awesome. I have one of those days about once a....month? Yea. Once a month, if that. I made my family a legit breakfast, you know, bacon/eggs/toast/fruit. We were all home because Declan took off the morning to go to swim class with us. We did that. I nursed my other kid on-the-go (I've grown leaps & bounds in this area, for the record), during naptime I ran my first 5K post-Lucy (yeoowww!), took a shower, did my hair/makeup/dressed like a human being. I had dinner in the crockpot since 8am that morning, made all the sides, had dinner on the table by a decent time, helped with baths, and even managed to have a little girls night with my sister and a friend. It was an awesome day. I fear for today. It just cannot live up to yesterday.
Does anyone know about the program, Girls on the Run? I am super pumped, because on Wednesday's I'm helping coach with my sister at a local elementary school. I get a few hours out, not in mom-mode, getting to do something for my community and that's really uplifting and fun for these girls. We had so much fun this past week. You even get in some exercise. And it reminded me why I liked that age (3rd-5th grade). This week we left with stickers all over us because of all the laps the girls ran that day. When I came home I'm pretty sure my 2 year old had a stroke out of pure happiness that was stickers all over her momma.
I have been drinking from a Christmas mug all year long. As in, every day. But for some reason today, when I took it out? I thought, Sweet! It's totally justified for me to use this now. Since, you know, Christmas is coming up, like, IN THREE MONTHS.
You know my desk-kitchen area makeover? It's been the best thing ever. I sit here all the time, it keeps my kitchen table a lot more open, and I smile at it's cute presence in here daily. Best thing I've done around the house in a while.
Any awesome weekend plans? Anyone else feel like this week flew by....? Went crazy fast for me.
**my favorite instagrams this week**
I'd say it's been one pretty good one.