Monday, March 31, 2008

Mushy mommy brained

The forecast was for nice and sunny, so I was told. I rarely read the paper or watch the news so I am not really in tune with what is going on. I know I should and I miss my daily dose of newsy goodness. However truth be told I actually feel lighter and less burdened when I don't read it. There is just so much negative news and I get so down in my soul after the fist few pages.

I don't mean to be self centered. Last week a friend mentioned how I live in my own world. It kinda is true. I am so into what I do with the kids and Dave and into what is happening in our home I don't always remember that the world is going on around us.

There are superbug's making their rounds, wars and weather issues. Political storms and award shows. I know they are there, I just don't know the details. 

Now back to my bubble.

On the way home from gymnastics this morning we passed a few playgrounds and schools. Every time this happens Kaitlyn gets excited and begs to stop and play, "pweeese mommy, pweese, let's play, now!"

Since Ethan had just fallen asleep I figured we might as well stop and kill a few moments and let him doze. We parked right next to the structure so I could keep an eye on the little man  and ventured out of the truck.

It was cold and the wind howled in our ears. 

Kaitlyn shivered and said, "mom, let's go get hot chocit."
I smiled through chattering teeth and after our 36 seconds outside we were back in the truck.
If I had realized it was supposed to be so cold I would have brought hats and socks, brrr.

We headed to our local coffee spot and snapped up some chocolaty goodness. "warm tummy now mommy."
Yup, nice and warm. Perfect for today.

Ethan woke as we arrived home and we spent the rest of the day being cranky. All of us. Well, not Dave, he got to work and the late shift at that, lucky dude!
Not that I could ever do his job but I was not having fun with the kids. My ear hurt from the wind and I was tired from only 4 hours of shut eye the night before, whine, whine, I know, it could be a lot worse.
However it seemed they were clingier since I just wanted to lay around and not play and thus we were all irritable.

Finally I decided we must do something to pass the time. Preferably something fun till daddy comes home so at least he has happy people even if the house is messy.

We cracked out the paints.

It got messy and a little out of control but was totally fun!
Dave came home mid bath to two children overjoyed to see him. I think they were totally sick of mom the troll.

The bath water after, the loveliest shade of grey blue. Even the face clothes couldn't be found. 
That sums up my bubble day. 
Maybe I should go watch the new so I don't feel so mushy mommy brained.


Family Adventure said...

Look at the water in the tub. That is a brilliant picture!!

Anna, we can't all be world saviours...some of us have to focus on saving the next generation. And you are doing an awesome job with your contribution to generation xyz, or whatever they'll be called. Imagine coming up with that activity on a BAD day. Wouldn't happen here, I tell you. I am a REAL troll. You just THINK you're a troll.

Have a lovely day,


Elaine A. said...

Cute new blog layout! Love the colored bath water. You are a brave momma to let the kiddos "paint" that way!

Anonymous said...


I can't believe how much the kids have grown. I sure missed looking at all the pictures in the last 8 weeks! It is going to take a while to catch up. Thank you so much for the care package. It sure cheered me up. Tell the kids Aunty will send another party in a box, but not until I can walk a lot better. I am now only using a cane. The walker is still around in case I get really tired and sore. Hopefully I can start driving in a couple of weeks. Until then I have to rely on my boss to pick me up and take me home. I had better get back to work since I will be leaving in a couple of hours. I am only allowed to work for half days this week.

love and miss you lots!
Aunty Kathy

Hannah said...

I'll say it again - you are such a FUN mom! When I'm having a bad day I don't crack out the paints and let my kids have fun, I just yell and scold and then resort to another DVD!

BeachMama said...

Heidi says it best I think. I myself still burden my heart with the news. I cry at least once a news cast and I don't know why I feel I must watch it. I do watch it for the weather, but really I can check online. I think I will try skipping it tonight and see what I get done instead :)

Love the bathwater, you are so great to let them get dirty like that. I feel like a bad Mom because I resist the dirt.

mamatucci said...

I was gonna say a grumpy mom in our house just puts on a dvd and sticks in a soother!! You are a great mom.

Angela Fehr said...

I don't watch the news either, Anna - who needs to know all that stuff - it's really only the last 75 years that we have started getting this news overload, and people did just fine before that! I fight my "mommy brain" with crossword puzzles and word games.

Kami said...

I am in the same bubble. I like it here. It's safe and happy and there is no badness.


Thanks for visiting today, it was a blast as always!

Sandy said...

I like to live in a bubble too, I get very sad when I watch the news and I worry about my kids growing up in this world.

Love the painting, the tub water is fabulous!!