Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I Feel Like a Queen . . .

All these awards floating around, and can I be honest . . . I still feel so new to the blogging world {though I realize I'm not}, that I don't always know what to do with them ;) Is there a "blog etiquette course I can take??? Because I'm pretty sure that forgetting to put up an award I received weeks ago, not knowing enough bloggers to pass on said award, etc. makes me a big loser . . . pretty much the opposite of someone actually deserving the award in the first place. But I digress {as usual}.

I want to thank Vivienne at The V Spot for this Fabulous Award!

Now I must list 5 of my least favorite things:

1. Gardening ~ Sorry Mom, but I just cannot get into it. I don't really love getting dirty, and the weed-pulling. Ick, it's just not for me.

2. Rudeness {is that a word?}. Why can't people be polite and courteous, and {gasp} think of others every once in awhile?

3. Telemarketers. Why, oh why, must they wait until 8:30 at night to call?

4. Going to the dentist and doctor

5. Clipping babies fingernails. I may or may not have clipped Sierra's skin when she was a baby, which may have contributed to my fear of nail clippers in general.

Time to pass this award along:

Jenny at Our Nifty Notebook

Amber at aefilkins

Kelly at Parenting Princesses

Speaking of Jenny, she nominated me for this award. Thank you so much!

Rules of the Award:

Admit one thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are no longer allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!

I often find myself "shhhh"ing my four year old. I hate that I do it, and I feel horrible afterward, but she always picks the moments when I'm putting my 4 month old to sleep to come running into the room with some news that just cannot wait. I don't want her to feel like she can't be heard {already she's the "middle child", gasp!}.

Remind yourself you are a good mom, list seven things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself everyday that you Rock!

1. I love playing "Beauty Shop" with my girls. They just adore giving me a makeover, and how can you argue with someone who wants to brush out your hair?

2. I love that my daughters are girlie girls. They love to dress up, and my six year old always asks for me to paint her nails. Of course we pretend that I am a beauty shopkeeper, and she's having a "medicure" {I think that's a cross between pedicure and manicure?}. It's so much fun!

3. I love that my daughters are so compassionate. Whether it's a hurt animal or a family we're praying for, they have these enormous feelings that melt my heart.

4. I love our snuggle time at night. On the nights that Jeremy is at the station, we have "girl night". We get into bed about 8pm, and watch a movie together or read stories.

5. I love playing games with them. My oldest, especially, loves board games and card games of any kind. Her favorites right now are "Sorry" and "Uno".

6. I love waking up next to my 4 month old each morning. There's nothing better than opening your eyes to a smiling baby.

7. I love that my two older daughters actually fight over my youngest daughter. {This is the only kind of fighting I find the least bit endearing}. They both love her so much they want to be right on top of her giving her loves and kisses.

And now, allow me to pass this award along to:

Jen at Harried Mom of Four

Colleen at Martin Family Moments

Xazmin at This is the Year

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Amber said...

Love your lists!! It reaffirms why we'd be in real life friends. And hang out. And I'd give your girls a kitty.

Thanks for the award!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the award!

Your lists were so fun to read. How cute that your girl fight over the baby. They must be great little mommies!

Vivienne said...

Fab! And there is no course to take. Just wing it. (And if there is a course, don't tell me because I don't think I could even get admitted into it at this point!)
Love your lists.

Colleen said...

Thanks! Now I just have to find time to do it (I empathize with you about blogging etiquette...I think I'm very bad at it!)

Kelly said...

Thanks for the award. I will pass it on soon, along with the other awards I've gotten and not shared yet.

Jen said...

Thank you so much for the award! Although I rarely (well never) feel like Mom of the Year (unless you add 'worst' in the front!)

Your lists were fun to read, thank you for sharing!

Xazmin said...

You are so sweet to think of me!

I'm pretty sure I have you beat on poor blog etiquette. I take FOREVER to post them, and then they pile up!

I promise not to forget to post this though...I really do appreciate it!

~~Mel~~ said...

Congrats on the awards! I loved reading both your lists.


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