Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I have no idea what I am doing....Just Randomness


I am not sure why anyone would want to read my blog. Seriously, it seems very mundane! I am just your average mom who loves her baby and for some I am still consider a "newbie." Honestly, I have no idea what I am doing in bloggity land. My thoughts seem jumbled at times and grammar I am not too concerned about. However, I am so grateful to those of you who do come by to see what I am doing or "not" doing!


Lately, it has been a "zoo" around here. Each day has been different with a new set of challenges for me take on. Baby bear has been teething a lot. He does not feel very good these days and it is taking a toll on his "schedule." Hubby and I have had some sleepless nights.Though I do like his outfit "mean green and not very clean." How cute is that! Plus, I have had company in/out for awhile now and I am getting ready for the next round of company. When I think the dust is going to settle, it picks right back up!


School has started back up here on my side of the world. For that I am very very GRATEFUL! I do love kids BUT my shopping trips have less crowds in it! My quiet mornings (clears throat) have somewhat returned. Honestly, who really has a quiet morning when you have an almost 5 month old in your house. Actually, my son is one that wakes up very happy and likes his play time(after feeding). He seems to follow momma's pattern of "quiet time." 


So, I am always fascinated with other cultures and how they raise their families. This morning while eating my breakfast and sipping my coffee, I noticed a mom and daughter outside my yard standing on the corner. They were waiting for the "high school" bus. She is my neighbor a few doors down in our cul de sac. She does not speak english nor do I speak her language. I wish I did!  She is fairly new to the neighborhood since they have only been here for 6 months. Anyway, she walks each one of her children to the bus stop every morning. Remember she is only a few feet away from the bus stop and could watch her teenage daughter from her window. I remembered her doing this last school year when they first moved in their house. I thought it was because she is new to the neighborhood but I now realize it is her routine. I don't know if I am more impressed with the daughter or the mother. The daughter seemed to really enjoy her mom standing there talking to her about who knows what. I imagine their conversation is about what goes on at school or maybe it is a pep talk about a test she is going to take today or reminder about don't forget to do your chores when you get home. What impressed me the most was her daughter reaches for her mom, hugs her, kisses her on the cheek, and this is all happening in front of the school bus. WOW! How many of you remember being a teenager? Did you have your mom or dad take you to the bus stop and have a moment like that? I am not opposed to such sweetness. I am just amazed at the level of openness the teenage daughter had in front of her school buddies. I almost feel guilty peeking in on their sweet exchange but hey they were right outside my "viewing window." It must have been a good 10 minutes before the bus arrived. After all I had time to eat, drink coffee, change a diaper, and wash a dish or two. I thank God for letting me see such a beautiful picture between a mom and her teenager. I am just so grateful for the small things that God lets me see or peeks in at =0)!!! 


This scripture came to mind...

Psalm 143:8 "Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee."


Have a blessed day my bloggy friends!


  1. I love coming here to read about your mundane days & to look at your cute little punkin' :o)

    If you don't have some already, run to Walmart & get some Hyland's teething tablets. I put off buying them until kiddo #5 because I didn't see how they could possibly work-I was wrong!. They are fantastic for soothing a grumpy teether.
    Love to all,

  2. I'm sure all of us mommy's like to read mommy blogs because we can relate... and with the comment above, help out all the new/old mommy's with sound advice and suggestions. Nowadays we are all doing the parent thing without much extended family nearby, so our friends become that extension and so do our bloggers :)

    I would tell you what we do for Rylen's teething, but most thing it is too strange. We have an elderberry necklace for him. My uncle makes them and sends them to him when we need them. It just looks like a beaded necklace. Rylen's teething hasn't really been noticeable and he doesn't drool heavily unless he doesn't have one on. So, it is the necklace, or he is just not a bad teether. I just figured, it couldn't hurt and he looks quite stylish too! ... WHO KNOWS!

  3. I enjoyed readingn about the mom & daughter. I hope that my daughter and I are like that when she's a teen!