It's not Monday, but for some reason it still feels like it to me. Ever have one of those days where you can never quite seem to catch up? Today I am participating in Confessions. I did this a couple of weeks ago, and I am doing it again because sometimes I feel that the impression you get of me is much better than the person I really am. As I explained last time, I am just a girl who is good at using coupons, but otherwise far from perfect.
confession: Princess is driving me crazy. I feel horribly guilty just for saying it. She is very bright for her age and I think I have a tendency to forget that she is only four. She talks incessantly and is a walking stream of never-ending needs: "please mommy, can I have a snack? please mommy, can I do a craft? please mommy, can I have some water? please mommy, can I watch tv? please mommy, can you read me a book? please mommy, can I have some candy? please mommy, can we play a game?(etc. ad infinity)" All of her requests are totally normal and really shouldn't bother me that much, and for the most part, she is a super polite little girl. But she never stops! And if I say no, she just. keeps. asking. FOREVER! It's like it doesn't register in her little brain. She also seems to have a serious listening problem right now, and by that I mean anything I ask her to do gets completely ignored. I finally get so frustrated that I just snap. And yell. And then feel bad.
confession: I have seriously failed my family on the dinner front lately. Our past 7 meals have included a canned soup/Chef-Boy-Ardee medly, Tyson chicken fries (yes, that was the whole meal), Domino's pizza, and grilled cheese. My biggest effort was spaghetti (with Ragu sauce). Not exactly gourmet, or even very well balanced for that matter! Ashley Ann of Under the Sycamore had an amazing post about once-a-month cooking a few days ago that both inspired me and filled me with shame at my own shortcomings. Maybe next month.
confession: Blogging takes up a lot of my time and I am still working to find a good balance between computer time and family time. I have the best husband in the whole world, and he has been nothing but 100% supportive. Every evening he entertains the kids, gets them ready for bed, does the dishes, and helps in a million other ways, just because he believes in me and my little blog. But I know he misses me. Hopefully I'll figure it all out soon.
confession: I am a Harry Potter maniac. I am practically beside myself that the new movie comes out in just over a week. I can't wait. I have read all the books at least 10 times each, and I own all the movies. I am also dying to go to the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando. Husband is just happy that I have finally found some fellow Harry Potter nerd mom friends to join me in my obsession so that I no longer have to drag him along.