Chaos is King
It’s been a crazy week around here! The kids have been testing my patience to say the least. I had to deploy the nuclear mommy option this week because I was.so.done.
I’m not recommending going nuclear as a regular, or even good, parenting strategy, but it does work. After round 37 of clean up your freaking toys OR ELSE – the OR ELSE came to be. By the time my children had carried all their toys from the playroom into the guest bedroom, only to be earned back with good behavior, they seemed to have gotten the message.
30 minutes after nuclear mommy joined the party Olivia was bringing me glasses of water and offering to give me a back rub. #winningatparenthood?
On a more positive note
Scary Mommy is going to run one of my posts!! I am so geeking out and excited. It’s nerve-wracking sometimes to put myself “out there” in the world, but when good things come of it, it feels incredibly rewarding. Guys. I feel like I’ve won “A Major Award” and should display my leg lamp proudly.
And the kids have been turning a corner today on the behavior, so I think things are looking up!
In the midst of the chaos, I’ve read some really good blog posts this week, so without further rambling – here we go!
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Blogs I’m Loving this week!
I seriously think I’ve been ALL of these moms at one point or another! Leave a comment below and let me know what you’re most like!
After potty training two kids with varying levels of success based on the day, this one had me laughing! If you have ever thought to yourself “what the actual f*” whilst potty training – this one is for you!
April is (like me) the particularly crazy variety of mother who has embarked on a road trip of epic proportions with her children and lived to speak of it. I loved reading this post! It’s not too often I stumble across another soul brave or crazy enough to put the kids in the car and drive 5000 miles!
This is some great advice that I try hard to follow! Obviously I have moments when I turn back into an overprotective worry wort, but hey! I’m trying!
Easter Goodies I’m Into!
You guys. I was perusing Amazon late in the evening for crap we don’t need when I stumbled upon something so wonderful, I could not resist sharing. I present to you:
**** A Bag of Bunny Farts ****
Can we also just talk about how freaking adorable this little LEGO set is? I mean. I hardcore love myself some LEGO. The kids actually lost their LEGO’s (see above) and have yet to earn them back, but maybe I’ll just get this for myself. I’m the one who builds them all anyways….
I’m going to get ambitious this weekend and *attempt* this recipe from Lemons + Zest! Honestly I’ll probably totally screw it up, but I’m going to try!
I’m also going to attempt to get the girls out for a hike this weekend. Hopefully we can aim for something a little longer and see how Abby does. It seems like she does so much better lately when we don’t bring our Deluxe Sherpa Cadillac for her to rest in, but it’s dicey to leave it behind. Decisions!
I swear to myself that I will do meal prep this weekend! I’ve been slacking lately but time to get back on it.