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What a day

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The behavior of my child today has driven me to, among other things, write this blog post.

Mason has not been the sweet little boy that he usually is today. In fact, he hasn’t been that sweet for a while now and my patience is wearing thin.

It’s in moments like this that I start thinking about the kind of parent I am. I start to question myself as a parent- something I wouldn’t normally do. I think I’m a pretty good parent. I mean, he’s still alive, right? πŸ™‚

Today, as I was contemplating locking myself in my room, I wondered why I was questioning myself. Why am I so unsure about every little decision I am making today? And, most of all, why am I worried about what other parents will think about me if I let my child throw a tantrum in public and ignore him, or if I spank him, or whatever I decide to do?

Then, the answer came to me…

There about 597,862,186,324 articles out there that tell moms how to be, well, moms. They tell us how to deal with our kids and how to discipline (or not discipline) them. It’s kind of silly. I feel like there are so many blog posts and articles and books out there telling me everything that I do wrong as a mother- where are the articles telling me that I ROCK!

I really think every mom needs to hear that she is great sometimes. And not always when their child is sitting perfectly in church (although that’s nice too). We need to hear that we rock for sticking to the rules we have created for our kids and having consequences for not following those rules. We need to hear that we rock for grooming our infants and toddlers NOT to be those kids and even adults that lack any discipline or any comprehension of what an authority figure is.

So, here it is- Moms of the world- YOU ROCK! Only YOU know what is best for your child. At the end of the day, the only article I need to figure out how to train up my child is the one that God wrote (aka- the Bible). πŸ™‚ As a fellow mom, I pledge to support the decisions you make for your child, to not judge your style of parenting and to always have an open ear and an open mind when you need me.

I feel much better now. And I need to go find out what my child is up to.

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Here I go again on my own…

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Man, I love 80’s music.

Anyway, I’ve been debating for a few weeks about whether to just shut down this blog or attempt to keep it going. Honestly, I really love to blog. It makes me feel like I actually have a brain and I feel like people (my mom) enjoy reading it. So, I have decided to keep blogging, but I’m not going to stress out about my frequency of posts. There will be times when I have a lot of posts and times when I don’t have as much to say. That’s called having a crazy 15 month old.

So, what is new?

-Our house renovations are mostly done. I posted pictures on Facebook.

-Mason has started a Mother’s Day Out program on Tuesdays. It’s the best money I’ve ever spent. πŸ™‚ I get a few hours to run errands and go to yoga. That’s code for, “get a mani/pedi”.

-Speaking of Mason, he is wild. I’m not sure I’ve ever been more happy and exhausted in my life. Pure. exhaustion. Β BUT also extreme happiness.

-I also just fixed my Keurig machine. It has been broken since Brent and I moved. This has been a source of great sadness for us. It’s fixed now, though. I’m a genius. Make sure you tell Brent.

-Mason slept from 4pm yesterday until 6:45am today. Needless to say, there is no nap in our foreseeable future.

-I feel like I need to say something that is new with Brent, but I don’t have anything to tell you. He’s always working and he really isn’t that exciting. πŸ™‚

 

Until next time…

Life is a highway

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Sometimes life is hard.

The past couple of weeks have been.. hard.

I don’t really want to sit here and be a debbie downer- so I’m not. I just find it interesting that when life really seems to be horrible, God tends to remind us that it could always be worse. At the end of the day, I have a roof over my head, food in my refrigerator (even though I have no kitchen), and a ton of people that love me. That’s all I really need.

That’s it for today. Go give someone a hug. πŸ™‚

It’s finally here!

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It’s finally here- time to move!

We will be moving into our new house on Friday! I am so excited!! Needless to say, it has been a little crazy around here this week. Β I’m pretty sure Mason loves all the boxes that keep popping up everywhere.

He’s the only one. πŸ™‚

In other news- my little brother is engaged!! I can’t believe it.

They are so cute.

 

Mom, Mason and I went to Henderson this weekend. So, he is completely spoiled. He’s always so good whenever other people are around and then when it is just the two of us at home, he acts like a crazy man. He also loves to do the opposite of whatever I tell someone he will do. He loves to make mommy a liar. All weekend, I would say, “Oh, Mason love to eat that” and he wouldn’t touch it.

He’s crazy. But we all knew that.

Great things this week

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This week has been a very busy one for the McPherson clan. Mason and I took a trip to Greenville on Wednesday and ended up staying through Friday. Plus, we had all of our Easter festivities to get ready for.

…and that whole house renovation project…

Good things this week:

– spending some extra mommy time with my boy

– getting to be “vacation” mommy for a couple days and not have to enforce all the rules

– sharing a bed with my baby- something that IΒ never get to do (thanks, puppies)

– spending quality time with our family for Easter

– watching Mason enjoy the time with our family

– cute Easter goodies

– rain! Thank you for washing some of that pollen out of the air.

– getting some of the sneak peeks from Mason’s one year portraits

– I think we have to say Mas is officially walking. No more crawling for this wild man.

– having a great husband who stays at home to support our family while Mason and I party it up in Greenville

 

Here are some pictures from our fun day in Greenville:

Picking carrots at the farm in the Children's Museum

Playing in the construction zone. The shovel was his favorite.

Dumping water OUT of the water table

Destroying Toys R Us

My garbage disposal

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This little boy is going to eat me out of house and home.

After hardly eating anything for the past couple of weeks, someone has found his appetite. Today was more of one continuous meal than 3 distinct ones.

It sort of reminds of me this little guy…

I tried to find the picture of him with the pb&j in one hand and his drink in the other. That’s probably my favorite picture ever.

Oh, that is my little brother for those of you that don’t know.

Also, I think they look exactly alike minus the hair color.

…and the awesome outfit Daniel has on.

Anyway, the house is shaping up. And by that I mean, it has a giant hole in the back where we tore all of the wood off. So, if any homeless people in Nashville need a place to stay for the night, just walk on in.

I should mention that we are not staying in the house yet. Mason would just crawl right out of the back and we would lose him.

Brent and I have only thought about divorce 4 times while we have been working on the house.

…it’s been 1 day.

I amΒ kidding, of course.

 

 

 

… kinda

Let’s try this again…

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So, I’m going to try to resurrect this blog, yet again. Honestly, I just haven’t had any spare time to use on blogging.

It’s a busy life with this wild child I have. πŸ™‚

But, I really miss blogging, so I’m going to try to make some time.

So, what is going on with the McPhersons?

– Mason will be 11 months on Thursday. (that’s almost 1 for anyone that was counting) I can’t even believe it!!

– Does the cleaning ever end? I feel like I’m on my feet at least 20 hours a day and it usually involves me cleaning up after this insane family. Our house isn’t even that big.

– I spend the other 4 hours of the day feeding Mason. The boy can eat. He refuses to eat baby food anymore, so I have to actually make him food. Don’t tell me that he gets his nutrients from a bottle, I am well aware of this. We have to get ready for that 1 year birthday though. Bye-bye formula!

– I can’t wait to get rid of formula.

– and bottles.

– Mason and I started Gymboree last week. Let’s just say he isn’t going to be a rocket scientist but he is going to be a beast on the sports field. πŸ™‚

– Are all boys this crazy? Most people tell me that they are, but I’ve witnessed boys his age and I really think he is at a different level. I.am.worn.out.

– I wish I had some exciting news about Brent to write about, but he’s pretty much the most boring person I know. (don’t worry, I DO love him anyway)

– I guess I don’t really have anything exciting to write about myself either. That’s probably why we work so well together- we’re nice and boring. Mason is our only source of excitement or news in this family. πŸ™‚

– You may be wondering about Doby and Lola. Yes, they are still alive. I’m not sure how- between Mason tackling them all the time and my constant (empty) threats to lock them outside on the stairs.

That’s about all for now.

Enjoy your day!!