My Idol

My Idol
" The real head of the family…low-voiced, incisive and subtle, smiles are rare…ruined beauty…contemptuous and original and with fierce family loyalty…even in disposition, muted, witty, sometimes deadly…given to low-keyed rhapsodies about her garden of deadly nightshade, henbane and dwarf’s hair..."- Charles Addams description of Morticia Addams

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Put on Your Sunday Best Kids....We're Going to Sears.


Today I woke up excited to go to a bookstore.  I then thought to myself, well, I could just order it online.  I loathe that I even have that option.  Sure, technology is great...convenient and helpful, but I really thought about it, as I lay in bed listening to the sounds of my child crying at the fact that his brute force couldn't rip the piano off of his exersaucer, I thought is this really the world my child is going to grow up in?  One where everything is so dang easy?  One where you no longer are able to enjoy the ambiance of a store, where you actually search out and seek what you are looking for, perhaps finding and learning about other things along the way?  One where you only have to even type the first 5 letters of "The Addams Family" before the search engine already guesses what you were looking for?  I really really am angry that I myself, get sucked in by this "oh so convenient method of shopping."  When I was a child it was an event to go shopping, a privledge, not a put on your Sunday best and went to Sears.  Nowadays, people can get whatever they want, whenever they want it...everything has got to be fast and easy.  Shopping is no longer a family bonding experience.  I am hoping perhaps I can slow myself down a little and get back to basics and therefore modeling for my child that having an actual experience of seeking out and searching for something that you want is something good to do and to SLOW down a little.  No wonder these kids have A.D.D. these's all too much....even shopping!  And let's not even get me started on cell phones....that will have to have it's own entire different post.  Well, it's time to go put on Sullivan and I's Sunday best...we are going to Barnes and Noble!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Never Underestimate the Power of Shower

Before Wolfie came along pampering myself included buying a new outfit, a mani/pedi, a Starbucks coffee, and getting my hair styled.  Now pampering comes in the form of necessary hygiene, such as: showering, brushing teeth, and maybe if i'm lucky...shaving my legs!!!!  Now don't get me wrong, my number one priority, like most Mamas, is to keep my boy happy and safe; however, making myself feel human enough to do that is helping.  I'm starting to get the balance between being a complete slob and a selfish diva.  I've found that spending just a little time (carefully timed between naps and him sitting in his swing or bouncer) on myself getting something as simple as a shower or doing my hair makes a world of difference in how I feel and I believe also resignating into how positive I am for the day.  I almost feel like when you are able to take that time to feel good about yourself it's like putting on your armor to get through the day confidently, even if your having a day where you don't feel so confident.  I officially see why my friend Tracey would think I brought her a million dollars on the days I would come over and watch her little ones just so she could shower.  After tonights complete pampering...all inclusive with hair washing AND flossing, if you can believe it, I've decided I will take the time to take care of myself and at least use it as some personal time to "cleanse" any negativity off of me.  Bonus will be taking some time to workout and get my body back, and do some ninja type hair and makeup skills because we all know on the lack of sleep you get from a baby who still gets up 2 to 4 times a night....I can't wake up looking like Morticia!

Who Let the Blogs Out???

Sooo, I'm new to this blog thing but thought it would be a great way to document my new life as a new Mom and all the fun, fear, craziness, and love I have been experiencing in this new chapter (heck, I think it's a new book) of my life.  I have gone from getting married young, to a tumultuous divorce, to losing a job that I made my life, to getting into a depression that made me feel like my life had no purpose....I was simply existing.  I was then blessed have my beautiful son, and though the circumstances in which he came into this world were less than stellar, he has brought new life to  I am hoping to use this to journal about my new life as a proud Mother of the best little Monster this side of the Mason Dixon!