You know as a parent privacy is hard to come by. It is so true. To be honest in my opinion I feel like when I make a phone call that is the time you will see my children show their true crazy nature. It brings the maniac out of my kids! Getting on the phone especially if it is an important phone call my kids go bananas. It’s “Mommy I need this.” “Mommy I want to talk.” and so on. Then I will have some of them even try to climb me as I am on the phone. Yep my kids are definitely the attention speaking type.
Getting on another point I have noticed that the same behavior comes out when we have visitors. They can’t just sit quietly or play calmly, nope, that would be too easy. It’s like they have this initial embedded beacon that goes off when mommy is doing something or visiting with someone. It is quite humorous in a way.
Parenthood is definitely funny, there are days that I feel like I am in a comedy show. Kids do funny things especially when they have an audience. There are times I wish that I could catch some of the stuff they do on camera, I would be famous. Just kidding. But it is true, kids are funny. When I get overwhelmed I just have to think of the funny crazy moments and remember they are just being kids. As an adult I feel like I have forgotten the true nature of being a kid. When I sit down and spend time with my kiddos I get a taste of how I felt in my childhood and it helps me relate to them better. So spend time with your kids. Laugh together. Make unforgettable memories. Live life to the fullest.
Today I ran across one of the funniest life hacks hat had me on the floor laughing. The image it gave me of when I was a teenager was priceless! To be honest an image of teenagers today going through phone withdrawals is just overbearingly hilarious. The life hack quotes this:
“When punishing your kids, don’t take away their electronics. Just take their charger and watch the fear in their eyes as they use it less and less while the battery slowly dies.”
It was just to pass up to now share!!! As a parent I have learned it is best to have an open mind and a great sense of humor!!!!
Last year was full of adventures just like this year is starting to blossom. We brought in the New Year with our newest addition to our growing family, Jewel Florence Bennett, who was born January 15th. Having five kids has definitely taught me that patience is a definite necessity to keeping a cool on the craziest of moments. Personally it is such a joy as a mother to see all my kids be so attentive and active with each other.
Change has never been my strength which has been something I have been having to deal with for the last three years. I feel like I have grown and matured so much from all the hurdles that we as a family have had to endure. Losing loved ones, illness, and many other struggles have really pushed us in so many directions but in the end God has brought us through all these tough times.
I have really enjoyed learning and growing from everything I have personally have had to face over the last few years. Taking one day at a time is a true benefit that most of us don’t take advantage of. I learned the hard way that stressing over things that are out of my control or are far off will only bring stress and emotionally drain me causing me to be apathetic at times.
Enjoying the time you have with your family, laughing at the funny and crazy moments, embracing the difficult and trying times, and giving your all is what life should be all about. Watching my kids play, being silly, making and discovering new things, making memories, and just being kids is what reminds me of how blessed I am. It also reminds me that I should take it all in because time doesn’t stand still, it passes so quickly. If we worry about the little stuff and stress we are going to miss out on the greatest moments that are right in front of us.
Usually rain doesn’t bother me but today with the down pour while dropping kids off school was ridiculous. I am glad that we are getting the moisture though, I know the plants appreciate it. Today I am going to try to be productive and get a lot of house work done. With all these allergy problems I have been experiencing this week I had to slow down a bit. 😊
Sometimes life catches up with us and our busy lives get a little out of sorts. For me it’s been a long summer!!! I am so glad we are approaching the lovely season of Fall. It has always been my favorite time of the year!
With school now in session and everyone finally getting back on a routine everything is finally starting to calm down a bit. 🙂
I have recently discovered snapchat. It has become one of my favorite things to play on when the kids want to take pictures.
I will be starting up my blog posting again and plan to also post lots of pictures too! Hope everyone has a Fabulous Day!
Today I have achieved so much! It makes me so happy that I was able to be more productive. Due to all the stress my motivation has been terrible but now that it has been lifted off my shoulders I feel so much more alive. Stress is aterrible villain that sneaks up on you and consumes you till you have nothing left. Managing stress has never been my strong suite to say the least but I feel like I am growing. Through many prayers and patience God got me through the tough patches and in result made me stronger in my faith. If we don’t go through the tough stuff we will never grow and learn. Today I am spending some much time with my kiddos and enjoying the little moments. That’s what life is all about.
It seems like it was only but yesterday when we were expecting our first baby, Timothy! Now I have four amazing kids, three of which will be attending school…yikes. Where does the time go?? Timothy will be in Second, Shirley in First, and my little Joseph aka Joe Joe 😜 will be in preschool!!!! Enjoy every moment you have with your sweet little ones, this is advice to one parent to another. Time goes quicker than we think!!! Don’t underestimate it.
Parenting…there is nothing like it! You will have your fun, crazy, terrible, amazing, and nothing can describe days! I am sure many know exactly what I am talking about to lol. Especially having three boys and one girl I have learned that chaos definitly comes with the territory.
Here are some pictures of my sweet amazing mini me’s!!!!!! Enjoy!