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August 28, 2010
Happy Saturday! I hope everyone's weekend has started off well. Thanks for stopping by for Saturday Playdate! Today's playdate is with Jennifer from Circle of Love...and all the craziness around it... Her blog makes me smile on a regular basis. She has the most adorable little boys you have ever seen! (Well, after Bryce, of course.) I still can't decide which one of them I want to arrange Rylie's marriage with. And if I'm not smiling at pictures of those sweet little faces, I'm cracking up at the "comedy show" her life can sometimes be. Hey, when you have two little ones, sometimes you just have to laugh!
So after you read Jennifer's post over here, go check out her blog. Give her some comment love while you're there. And if you're not following her already, you definitely should be. Because she is awesome. And super sweet. And has adorable kids.
Happy Saturday Blogland! My name is Jennifer and I have been invited over here to LeeAnn's place today for a playdate. I have to be honest, I am kind of over the whole playdate thing lately. Thank God this is a virtual one, otherwise I would be making up some excuse at the last minute to cancel. LeeAnn scheduled me for this playdate awhile ago, and since then, I have been wondering what to write about. But the reality of it is, I am writing what I am thinking about right now. Before I do, I will give you a quick overview of my life. I am married to a great man but he is the total opposite from me. We have 2 boys, ages 4 and 17 months. I am go-with-the-flow and very laid back. The hubby is OCD and very neurotic.
So, we just came back from a week long vacation in Lake George, NY. If you want to know more about how it went, you will have to take a peek over at my blog. It is kind of funny. If you get to know my life, you will see that it is kind of a comedy show. Anyway, friends of ours came along this trip. We were all sitting out on our deck one night and we started talking about kids and health and sleeping. My husband made the comment that he checks on our kids in the morning before he leaves for work to make sure they are breathing. Then my girlfriend says that she leaves the light on at night in her daughters room so she can peek in on her and be able to see if she is breathing. I just stopped to think for a minute. I have never checked my kids to see if they were 'breathing.' Of course they are breathing, why would I check on them? Why would they not be breathing? I don't think I have ever checked on them. Okay, maybe I did with my older son when he was like a week old. And that was because I was a new mom. By the time my second kid rolled around, at a week old, I was giving him his own bottle to hold!
I have been thinking about the conversation and just how different we all are as parents. Even as parents of the same kids. I am just flawed sometimes on how my husband and I react so differently to things our kids do. I guess you need a balance, just like anything in life. If we were the same, it probably would not work. Not saying it works great now...LOL! I guess the main thing is that you both have the same end goals. To raise happy, healthy, respectful kids. Hopefully the end result pays off and we are able to look back and laugh at all of the things that happened along the way. I try to laugh now, but the hubby does not find most things amusing....like my little Anthony covering himself with bleach while we were on vacation! As you gasp, he was fine......it did not get in his face. A little bleach on his clothes helped me with not having to do a big load of laundry...LOL!
I am going to stop writing now because I hate when posts get too long. We all don't have hours to sit around on the computer reading the nonsense of other people's lives...even though we all do it more than we will admit. So, have a great weekend and maybe I will see you over at my place :)