Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thoughts on Thursday

Happy Thursday! This week has flown by, but the week after spring break always seems to - something about getting back into the routine of school and activities after a week of free days makes time fly. I'm linking up with Annie Julie and Natalie today for Thoughts on Thursday! Lots of random thoughts today.

First, parenting is hard (I know, such a newsflash here). My oldest left for school pretty angry with me (don't write that I'm a dumb dumb in your agenda) and I'm left wondering where my sweet thoughtful boy went. He does still have a super thoughtful side, but man that attitude comes out a lot. I made sure he knew dumb dumb moms don't make lunches or do laundry (to which he told me he basically already does his what?! Throwing the laundry in the washing machine once in a blue moon does not count). Someone please tell me how to handle this, I'd like easy answers please.

Second, after that, I'm very hopeful that I don't have to go through this attitude thing x4. My kids all have different personalities so maybe I'll miss it with one (or two). I'm sure the joke will be on me in a few years when the rest all give me more attitude. That said I still can't believe I have 4 kids. It feels kind of unreal. Like when something you always wanted happens and you never thought it was likely to happen and you just can't believe it. When Chris and I got married when didn't even know if we could have kids - we had some random genetic paperwork we didn't understand and luckily it had less of an implication than we were told. One of my favorite things is taking pictures of all of them together. My dad has a picture of him and his three siblings that is one of my favorite pictures of him. You see all their personalities shining through. I'm hopeful that in fifty years one of the pictures I capture of all of them will do the same.

In little girl news, KC had her first makeover. It was really sweet. An older girl asked if she could put makeup on her and I knew KC would be so excited. She has a few empty makeup containers of mine and likes to do makeup with me in the mornings.

And Katherine is now 4 months. 4 months!! I can't get enough of her. And neither can the other kids. Everytime I lay her down to get a photo another kid asks to be in the picture. It is just so so sweet. She is really interested in toys now and I just can't believe we are at that stage. In my mind she's still my squishy newborn. 

 I hope you have a great Thursday (or whatever day you happen to stop by)! 


  1. Aww. Those pics are precious!! I am thinking that Mercury is in Retrograde or something because the attitude and whining has been out of control at our casa!!!

  2. Thinking of you during this time. You got this, mama. PS Katherine is such a beauty! xx, I'm Fixin' To