Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Technical Difficuties

I know I haven't posted in a while, but there is a reasonable explanation. I have all these photos that I was wanting to post, but with the move into our new home I can't find my camera's USB cord. Also we have just been connected to the world wide web again. Every time I have gotten online the connection was so weak from a neighboring wi-fi I haven't been able to stay on. Now that I have been able to get back on I have been doing my blog updates. I usually get sidetracked writing on my blog because I have spent my free time reading up on all my favorite blogs.

Speaking of, I was on my friend Annie's blog. She is currently in S. Korea now (her husband is in the Army) and she has 2 kids with one on the way. I have always admired her energy and ability to do things. She was talking about stay-at-home mothering and she made a comment that really hit home for me.

"Stay-at-homing is so unstructured that it's too easy to underachieve. Where there is no accountability, there is no progress."

I completely agree with this statement. Unfortunately I tend to take the low road because there is no accountability. I get good ideas for fun and education, but I usually get sidetracked by either laziness or dread. Dread because we all know the stories of taking the family out for a fun outing that turned into a whine fest and nothing worked out. I get stressed out easily so I tend to avoid things that may cause some sort of panic.

I realize that I need to try more and get over this annoyance I have. I get agitated that they all want something, and it's usually something different all at the same time. Sometimes I just want to read a book, or watch the news, or go to the bathroom without being bothered with someone hitting the other. I mean really, what can I do about it while sitting on the toilet???

But I only have them for such a short time and this won't be forever. I don't want my kids to grow up and I have regrets for not taking advantage of the time I have with them.

I'm going to work on it first thing tomorrow. That is...if I'm not too tired.


kara said...

I read that post.

nuttynewburns said...

I totally agree with you on this one, but we really try since both of us have been back in school to really take advantage of the time we have off to spend some "out of the box" time with the boys it is frustrating at times and overwhelming other times and yes they are heathins at restaurants and crazy at others, but to see the smiles on their faces or the kiss goodnite, along with the Moma we really had a good day today was really fun is absolutely worth all of the headache of the whole efforts of the day together! We really have grown closer as a family since humbling ourselves and quiting our jobs and to be able to move back home in with our family to really see the importance to take the time while we have them at home! Now I am no where near your run of the mill SAHM I love to work while they socialize and learn at school. So I sincerely see now that we are done with school and are looking for jobs I am staying home and keeping my 3 year old out of preschool how it can be day in and day out! It is so overwhelming at times and the day is over before you know it you are in car pool p/u the older ones. So I am feelin ya on the accountability and the toilet & shower for that matter WHAT IS UP WITH THAT! LOL! Over all don't be so hard on yourself this too shall pass and we will all look back on these crazy times as the best of times so who cares if they are whiney or overwhelming enough for us to pull our hair out in the end it will be the best of memories!!

Kara and Theo said...

Thanks Carly! You're awesome!