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Monthly Archive: March 2010

Mar 14

I’ve calmed down…

The previous post probably made me sound vaguely suicidal, so I thought I’d post another update, just to reassure the three people who read this that I’m not, in fact, miserable and depressed. And give a little shout out and thank God for my cousin Becky and aunt Aimee, who spent the past four hours …

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Mar 14

Why I’m pretty sure I’m a crappy mother

I have good intentions. Intentions that are so good, it’s seems foolish to have to state it officially for the record. I love my kids – so much. Jessie, with all her passion and her drama and her sweetness, and Sam with all his strength and intensity and affection. They’re so beautiful and deserve perfect …

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Mar 11


Sam got up this morning and went into the bathroom by himself. Pooped in the big boy potty, and attempted to clean it up (failing miserably, but the attempt counts for a lot in my book) and then traisped in to sit down and have coffee with Marc and I. When did he get so …

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Mar 10

All is well in my world

Kids are still sick, Sam’s fever is gone, and it’s morphed into just a yucky, yucky cold. He seems happier, his voice is still scratchy and he’s got a runny nose and a cough, but we’re definitely getting better. Jess seemed better yesterday, but threw up all over her bed last night, so she’s home …

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Mar 09

Sick kids

I haven’t blogged in a bit, but I’ve been pretty busy. Saturday was an okay day – I went out for a while by myself, leaving Marc home alone with all four children. Which, in retrospect, was a terrible idea, because while I had a lovely afternoon, bopping to the library and hanging out in …

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Mar 05

Potty training, education and nesting…

Sam’s officially potty trained – at least at home, and I’d say about 50% of the time when we go out, he stays dry. He’s still in a pull up at night, and has some serious reservations about using anyone else’s potty, or going potty when there are other people here who might comment on …

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Mar 04

I’m not a good wife

I try to be. And if good intentions counted, I’d be all set. Good intentions – and I do really, really love him. But it struck me a few minutes ago, as I sat and tried to decompress after two solid hours of the kids fighting and yelling and complaining and cleaning and all sorts …

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Mar 02

I’ve got it – I figured out her name

Julianna Ruth. Middle names are really important to me – it’s not just a throwaway thing. I like for them to have meaning and depth. Jessica is named Jessica Mary after my mother, and Sam is Samuel Earl after my grandfather. But Julianna’s first name is already after someone (Marc’s cousin and grandmother) and I …

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Mar 01

I’m just worn out

All the time. It’s been a rough couple of days, big emotional battles all over the place, the kids have been at each other’s throats most of the time, I feel like I’m pushing a giant rock uphill and no sooner do I reach the top, then it all rolls down hill – at least …

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