Monday, September 27, 2010

Official Soccer Mom

Well, that did it. Zachariah is now playing soccer, so I guess that makes me a soccer mom. I'm not sure I live up to the stereotype out there, but I don't think I really want to do that either.

Regardless of my altered title, we are involved with soccer twice a week now. It's going well so far...
...if you consider your son not taking the water break during practice, then stopping mid-drill to insist to the coach that he must take a water break right now doing well.
...if you consider your son refusing to run up and down the field within 5 minutes of the first game doing well.
...if you consider your son standing at the sidelines yelling at you (the parent) that he is too tired and has no energy to play, after that first 5 minutes, in front of all the other parents, who are now looking around trying to figure out who this crazy little boy belongs to doing well.
...if you consider your son playing the first quarter, then taking a turn on the bench the second quarter only to have him refuse to the coach to go in the rest of the game doing well.
...if you consider your son, who is sitting on the bench at his own insistence, not paying attention, picking on the kids sitting with him, and knocking all the teams water bottles off the bench doing well.

Zachariah is the one in red with blue shorts & blue shirt under, who's face you can see. 
OK, so there have also been some good moments. When he does actually play, he loves it. He especially likes the part when the whole team gets in a circle, puts their hands in, and yells "Gooooo Indians!" He has had more fun and gotten into it more now that they're doing full games and not practices. And he loves the snacks at the end of the games too.

Matt & I enjoy watching him play and run with other kids. It's good for him to learn to listen and respect coaches. It's good that he's making little friends. It's good that he's wearing off some energy (even if he thinks he doesn't have any).

We're just hoping that Zachariah can stick out the rest of the soccer season and keep up with the other kids...at least a little bit.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Store That Has It All

OK, if you haven't already, you definitely need to check out CSNstores.com. They have over 200 different stores online. You can get anything from a platform bed to fantastic fitness equipment to cookware. They have a little of everything for everyone.  With Christmas coming up, it's a great place to shop even for the people who are hardest to find gifts for.


*I have an review opportunity with CSNstores.com, so watch soon to see what I pick.*

Monday, September 13, 2010

New job

Yep, I have a new job. No, I'm not quitting my current one...that of super stay at home mom and blogger extraordinaire. (I can dream right?)

I have taken on a babysitting client. I never thought I'd want to do that. Sure, I'm already home during the day. Sure, I'm great with babies and kids. Sure, a little extra money would be nice. But I like my time with my son. I didn't want to get into all the stuff that comes along with having other children (ones that aren't mine) here to take care of all the time. And they bring in their germies. And they'll play with my son's toys. There are so many things I didn't like about it.

But here I am. Today starts my new job. I'm happy about it.

I just complained about all the things I didn't want to deal with having daycare in my home. Why in the world did I change my mind? Do I really need the money? Do I feel like I need one more thing to do all day long?

Here, this is the reason I decided to babysit. This is the one and only reason.



That little adorable guy is my nephew, Patrick. He's such a sweetie. I can't get enough of him. So when both of his parents were returning to work (Daddy started a new job today), I offered to watch him. I love spending time with him. I love to spoil him. And we just love having a baby around.

Zachariah does great with him and is excited that he'll be here 4 days a week. It's easier having the childcare in the family (and we're the closest family to them), plus my rate is cheap, cheap, cheap. I'm just happy to be able to help them out and see more of my nephew. It's a win/win really.

So, let the adventures in babysitting begin. I'm sure it will be great fun.  As long as I have enough time to do everything that I did before, we'll be well off. And no one can control the amount of spoiling that will be happening here. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Once a Month

Well, this once a month blogging thing is probably not the best. I miss interacting with my readers, whom have probably given up and moved on at this point. I'm still reading your blogs. I haven't been commenting as much, but I'm trying to stop and say hey every once in a while.

I am still blogging over at this little place called PS Mom Reviews. I think that has been sucking all my blog time, and then I have nothing left to give here.

But I am realizing that I'm missing something here. I miss the therapeutic nature of this blog. And the community of my blog friends.

So here I am to make an effort to post more here. But in case I don't, you can always find me over at PS Mom Reviews (especially if you like to win fun stuff!). Or on Facebook. Or on Twitter both as Mommy Daisy and PS Mom.

I hope that you all had a great summer. What was your favorite part of this summer?

Me? I enjoyed our trip to Wisconsin immensely. But there was also the trip to Kansas that was fun. Plus I got two new nephews to love and spoil! It's been a summer to remember.




P.S. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway, Swistle.