Ok friends, we just got back from a 2500 mile road trip with three kids 6 and under.
Yes, you read that correctly, 2500 miles.
So let’s start off by saying that our extended families live far away…. like 1200+ miles away. Seeing them for the holidays involves extensive travel on our part.
Last year we flew to see the in-laws for Christmas.
Do you know what is worse than driving with three small children?
Flying with three small children during the holidays. (more…)
This was the calm before the storm.
Occasionally I find myself in a situation where things spiral out of control… really really quickly.
Today was one of those situations. Boy howdy was it one of those situations. (more…)
When I was a new mom I got a LOT of advice.
I wanted advice on everything from potty training to college applications (I’m a big picture person).
I was super lucky to be surrounded by some amazing mommas during those first two “experimental” years (thanks Wylie 1st Ladies, y’all rock).
Of all the advice I received, there are three things that have stuck with me: (more…)
Can we take just a few minutes and discuss “wait times”?
If you’ve ever been to the dentist or the doctor you’ve had to wait.
And then wait some more.
Oh and then continue waiting.
I hate this.
Like I want to punch someone hate this. (more…)
One of the great things about Mr. Spreadsheets is his ability to say no… at home.
He can’t say no at work… no seriously, in the 12 years that I’ve known him, I don’t know that he’s ever said no at work. I think it’s physically impossible for him.
If you’re looking for an AMAZING employee, you can’t get one better than Mr. Spreadsheets.
Anyway back to the actual topic.
Mr. Spreadsheets is excellent at saying no at home.
I am… well let’s just say saying no isn’t one of my strong suits. (more…)
I’m a boring person.
I don’t like to do crazy things.
I am also not a fun and exciting friend.
But I’ve decided that while “fun” is… well fun, it isn’t the only thing I want in a friend, or the kind of friend I aspire to be.
I want to be the dependable, dedicated, and loyal friend.
I want to be the friend that you can count on to respond, to show up, and to help.
I’m convinced that 90% of being a good friend is just showing up.
I may feel this way because I’m not fun, I am a Hufflepuff after all. (more…)
Monday Morning Bathroom Cleaning- HECK YES!
Mr. Spreadsheets will tell you that I am one of those people that have to start the day off on the right foot.
Some people can start off with chaos and have a perfectly cheery day… I am not one of those people. (more…)