Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Not Gonna Lie

My friend, Julie recently posted a list of her faults and I thought it was a really great idea! We might as well get it all out there on the table, right? She's right, I happen to look around at all the other "Moms" I know and think they've got it all together in life! Truth be told, they are probably just as stressed out, tired and frustrated as I am.

So here's my list of honest truths about me...

~ I don't like listening to my children argue with each other. I probably raise my voice too often to correct this issue!

~ I hate a lot of vegetables and don't force my kids to try and like them either. So we don't have them as often as we should.

~ I would love to watch TV more than I should. There are just so many good shows out there and I want to keep up with all of them. It's something I'm working on!

~ There are times when I don't really listen to my kids when I know I should be. Just had to apologize to the oldest yesterday when he was telling me a story and I zoned out.

~ My hubby doesn't know how to work the remote (in my opinion) so I'm in control when we watch a show!

~ I get frustrated that my kids don't help out more around the house but it's my own fault for not making them. I can't figure out a great system to get us started. We're tried several times and failed.

~ I don't take the time to snuggle with my hubby as much as I should. I get frustrated when I'm "busy" doing something and he needs some lovin'. He's a very patient man but it frustrates him.

~ I've discovered that I only have to wash my hair every other day. So I straighten it one day and then don't do much with it the next day. Maybe throw a few curls in and pull it back. Not sure if it's being lazy or smart on my part :o)

~ This blog is another area where I struggle. I feel as though I have so much to say and would enjoy writing more but get nervous that someone out there will read it and judge me. Why do I worry so much about what others think? I should be living for only ONE person in my life... my creator!

There are so many more that I could list but I don't want to scare you all away! Thanks for letting me honest and keep it real with ya...

5 comments:

Julie said...

The hair thing is just smart. And I totally zone on my kid sometimes too.

HolyMama! said...

okay, but I think you NOW have to post a list of your many strengths and talents!

kimbasa said...

I love this post, Stacey. I think I might steal it too...

I also struggle w/ my blog...and for the same reasons. I'm pretty sure there would be a good handful of people who would raise an eyebrow at me if I wrote what I really felt! :) Which...only bugs me b/c I know alot of people probably who don't actually know me read my blog...and wouldn't "get" me by just reading the print. ya know? ;)

Pamela99 said...

I think you have your hands full. Children take a lot of energy and patience. You can only do the best you can do. I read a blog a couple of days ago where the mom made a chart with each child's name with a simple chore for each day. They only cleaned one area of the house on that day to keep it simple, then she would reward them in some way. She said it helped her keep up with the house and made the kids feel like families work together and play together. I don't know if this helps.

sandra said...

wonderful....
i'm a working woman. just left my baby at home with someone....
and it's amazing to read your blog, i really want to feel it too...
Someday