Grab a coke (I don't "do" coffee) and sit down-watch the yogurt on the sofa. My name is Tracey and I am a stay at home mom to three divas in training, ages 8, 3, and nearly 2. We currently live in Nebraska, but have lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Nebraska (another time) as a family. My husband is on the "fast track" up that corporate ladder.
Anyway-I just discovered that there are apparently people out there that want to read other peoples opinions-and it has a name-blogging. I figured this would be a great outlet for me, as I like to write and I have loads of opinons! Who knew someone actually would solicit them?
My current thoughts on motherhood are not all that positive. Two of my children are sick today and have been really naughty. Extreamly naughty. Let an "old" pro give you some advice. Have your kids while you are young-I will be 38 tomorrow! You have much more energy and tolerance for whining. Also-DO NOT have your kids close together! They do not need a playmate, you don't want to "get it over with", they may not be best friends when they get older...any other reasons you can think of, I can probably counter! The truth is that it is very hard to deal with two babies and have any kind of life outside of that. Then add in a kid in grade school (oh, and did I mention being president of the pto?) and other activities and you have total chaos most of the time. Ten years ago I could remeber dates, appointments and even my own name. Today I can remember all of my children's names-I just call them by the wrong ones!
I understand my own mother so much better now.
Well, I hope you have enjoyed my very first blog. I will be adding more when I have the time, between diapers, snacks, potty breaks, emails and breaking up fights.
If you would like to read something else I have written and actually published, then please go to http://www.christianitytoday.com/momsense/2005/006/12.17.html . I wrote a piece for MOPS International's Momsense magazine a year ago. So see, I do have moments of sanity.
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