Oh how I wish I could make it beyond status quo right now. I feel as if I am busier then ever, but when I lie in bed at night thinking of all I've accomplished that day, I'm, well...not all that impressed. I don't know if I'm just being hard on myself, but why can't I be a fabulous mother, writer, exerciser, house cleaner, wife and friend? Millions of other mommies seem to be doing it? Maybe I'm just not organized enough? Maybe I require more sleep then others? (I have one friend who says she'll sleep when she's dead -- well, without sleep I would be dead.)
So, as I write this post in my much neglected blog, musing about having more time in the day... I'll leave myself and you with some shots of the peeps that make my status-quo life, all worth it in the end...because, to be honest, I don't think they even notice. =)
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
A few months back, while I was still in my third trimester with Sydney, I went to a Robert Black Fashion Tea at the Ritz Carlton. A girlfriend and I sipped tea, watched a vintage fashion show (models, runway, the whole bit) and chatted shop with some other women we were seated with. It was a fun, indulgent, girly-kind of afternoon.
Somehow, the topic of etiquette and children came up. One of the moms I was seated with (who was at least one generation older than myself) was complaining about how teaching our children the values of proper etiquette has fallen to the wayside. How society is losing its "decency" and a perfect example are unruly children who haven't been taught how to behave properly at restaurants, social gatherings, etc.
Hmmmm....I tried not to roll my eyes right in front of her because I didn't want to be dumped in the "unruly children" category while I was trying to enjoy afternoon tea with the girls. But, I couldn't help thinking she was being a wee bit, um...dramatic?
I'm not trying to imply that I don't think we should teach our little ones the art of being polite and social expectations, but I don't think the deterioration of certain formalities is the end of civilization as we know it either. Motherhood is hard enough, I certainly don't need other moms judging me because of how my girls act in public sometimes. I'm already over-thinking this enough on my own.
At the end of the day, I think I'm shooting for behavior that is somewhere in-between The Royal Family and Jodie Foster's character in that movie Nell (you know the one where she's been raised by animals or something). I want them to say please and thank-you and to listen when others speak, but if they don't remember to start with the fork all the way to the left or how to curtsy properly for a queen I'm okay with that too.
What do you think?
Monday, May 2, 2011
Nothing gets me more giddy with delight then discovering products that can make life easier -- especially on a Monday. Packit is an eco-gel lined lunch tote that can actually keep contents cool for up to 10 hours! 10 whole hours!
Since Reese has food allergies we are always toting food for her whereever we go -- and it's usually stored all ghetto-fabulous in a pocket of my diaper bag with Zip-locked bags of ice around it. No more wet smooshy mess, I'll just throw my Packit in the freezer the night before and presto -- a lunch cooler that can last all day long...love it!
How did this product not exist years ago?
Even more fabulous is that it was created by two moms, you can go to Packit's official website to purchase: http://www.packit.com/.