Tag Archives: Mason

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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Lunch munch

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Lately, Mason has decided that he needs to eat at the dinner table, sitting in one of the regular chairs. You can put him in his high chair, but he really won’t eat. I’m not sure what brought on the change, but I have to say, lunch has become one of my favorite times. I used to use Mason’s lunch time to accomplish things around the house since he was strapped in and couldn’t run around behind me and undo anything.

Now, though, I have to sit at the table with him to make sure that he doesn’t kill himself. So, everyday we sit together and eat our lunch and talk about things. It has been great.

My white chair cushions aren’t enjoying it so much, though. πŸ™‚

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…

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.

Bawk, bawk, Easter Bunny

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We have had a busy weekend for Easter. We did 2 egg hunts and had 2 Easter meals and took 2 reaaallllyyyy long naps.

Last Easter, Mason was only 1 month old so this Easter was a lot more fun. He wasn’t super into the egg hunt. He really just liked to find a couple and then sit and play with them. Today he found a ball outside and enjoyed that much more than hunting for eggs. I think next Easter will be even better!

Now, what to do with all of these eggs…

 

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

Preparing for Easter

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We’ve been busy, busy, busy this week already here in the McPherson household and our week is only going to get more crazy!

Since Mason and I are heading to Greenville tomorrow, we decided to start getting our Easter gifts ready for our festivities this weekend.

Here are our super cute “peep s’mores” we are giving to everyone!

They are super easy (and cheap) to put together and I think they are really cute!

Just a mini Hershey bar, a graham cracker, and a peep. I made the bag toppers myself. It took me about 15 minutes to put these all together.

Here is how Mason helped.

It’s amazing how quickly he can destroy an entire house.

More Easter projects in the works. πŸ™‚