Friday, December 30, 2011

My Future Grandchildren are in Trouble

Today Claire turned to me and said, "Mama, when I get old my kids are going to have rules!"

"Oh, really?  Like what?"

Then she gave me a list:

1.  No jumping on the bed or couch

2.  When you play with a toy, put it away

3.  Chew with your mouth closed

4.  No touching the computer

5.  Being good when Mommy is in the shower

6.  No going down stairs

7.  No sneaking into Mama's room

8.  No running away when you're outside

9.  Be nice to the cats

Oh, it went on and on ... now, I know she was tattling on herself with half of those, but if she keeps up adding to those rules my future grandchildren are in trouble! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Most Wonderful and Busy Time of the Year

It's so hectic right now!  It is a mostly homemade Christmas here this year and I have been going crazy trying to finish everything.  Since family reads this blog I can't talk about anything I'm making.  :-/  But everything is coming out really well!  Well, except for one thing and I ended up having to just chuck them and think of something else to do.  It's a process I guess!

But through everything I did find time to put up a tree, make coffee filter snowflakes with the kids and wrap 90% of the presents.  I have 3 more presents that need finishing touches and can be wrapped and I am hoping to make Christmas cookies with the kids tomorrow.  We will get it all done!  Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Silly boy

It's 10am on a Sunday and Daddy is hiding in the kitchen eating a cookie.  Chandler runs in and says "Daddy can I eat your something?". He doesn't even even know what it is, but his Daddy has it so he wants it! ;)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Figuring Yourself Out

I'm going to let you in on a little secret.

Daddy never went to college and I never graduated. 

I spent 3 years in college without anywhere near the correct credits for a degree, that's what happens when you change your major 3 times. 

I would like our kids to go to college, but ONLY if they know for sure what they want to do! 

I spent one year working towards my Human Services/Counseling degree before realizing I would be burned out in a year. Then I started on my History degree with Teacher Licensesure to teach High School History. Surprise, surprise, I quickly realized that me and school bureaucracy would not mix well. I spent one more year just taking classes before I decided to take a break to figure myself out first. Then I met Daddy and after a whirlwind romance, got married and started working at a bank, which I loved! I know now that if I do end up going back to school I would get my degree in Accounting or Business Administration. Once my kids graduate I plan on going back to work in a bank or accounts payable office. At 16 when I started college I never would have dreamed that that would be the right job for me. It sounded so boring, but at 16 I didn't really know myself yet. My quirk of alphabetizing everything and enjoying doing my taxes didn't equal into a job and something I would want to do with my life. 

My point is that I don't really agree with kids finishing high school and heading off for college without a firm grasp of the real world and themselves. It's too easy to incrue 40k in student loans and then realize that you dislike what you are doing and you just want to stay home with your kids.  Or that you now have 100k in debt and you HATE being a lawyer! I know many people argue that any degree is better then no degree, but what if you get a blanket degree in English and then later realize you want to be an Occupational Therapist?  You have more school now ... It's such a big decision and it's a hard one to put on the shoulders of every 17/18 year old who is still dazzled by the world around them.  I wish there was a better way.