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4.22.2009

Mommy Of The Year...



Mom of the Year...phsshhh...not even close, but thanks Tanielle for giving me this award!

The rules of this award are....

  • 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!

Wow, hmmm. I definitely have my fair share of bad mommy moments. There are mornings that I drop Isaiah off at school wondering if he's going to rat me out for being so crazy. I'm afraid he's going to recount the morning's conversations to his teacher or worse his friends...that will later go home and tell their parents. You get my drift.

I have an extremely cranky boss, and when I start thinking about being late to work and enduring a morning of crankiness...well, it makes me cranky. It's a vicious cycle.

It often starts out something like this...

"WHERE are YOUR shoes? You just wore them yesterday, they can't walk out of here on their own!"

"You're making momma late! Do you know what happens when momma's late? Mr. J will fire me. Do you know what happens if mommy gets fired? No money...no money for food, no Disney Channel, no blueberry muffins, especially no Hot Wheels!"

Sometimes, Isaiah likes to give me a hard time about wanting to stay home. He'll say, "MOMM-AH, I could just stay home with Belle Girl! I wouldn't mess anything up. I'll be fine until you get home." I say, "do you know what happens if the police find out that momma let you stay home by yourself?" He reminds me that Belle Girl would be with him, and I remind him that a dog is not a sufficient baby sitter. I continue to explain that the police could throw momma in jail for not taking him to school and for leaving him alone with Belle Girl. He decides that he doesn't want me to go to jail, because I make the best spaghetti-Os.

So, there are a few things that I feel the worst about:

1. Crazy mornings. I try to make the mornings as pleasant as possible, but some circumstances are beyond my control.

2. Crazy mommy. Those moments when I have an "out-of-body-experience" and feel like my head is about to pop off of my shoulders.

3. Not being able to stay at home with Isaiah. I know that me working is best for our family, but at the same time I wish I could be home with him more.

  • 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!
  • I LOVE Isaiah's sense of humor.
  • I love seeing the world through his eyes.
  • I love his hugs and kisses...and his laugh is contagious.
  • I love to read books with him and hear his imagination soar.
  • We love to play pretend...our floor becomes hot lava and the stairs are the volcano...and our only chance of escape is to ride it out on our lava-proof boat (aka the couch).
  • Isaiah's favorite day is Saturday, also known as "Stay At Home With Mommy Day". Love that.
  • One of our favorite things to do is tell each other how far we love each other..."I love you to _____ and back."
      • Send this to five other Mom's of the year that deserve credit for being great moms and remind them that they are the best moms they can be!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you.
      1. Melissa at The Crazy Daisy
      2. Renee at My Glimpse of Life
      3. Rebekah at Life with Kaishon
      4. Katie at Blessed By 3 Miracles
      5. Shilo at My Place of Peace

      Tanielle over at The Polka Dot Daisy gave me this award. How sweet is she?! Go check out her FANTABULOUS blog!

      Have a great Wednesday!!

      17 comments...I love comments:

      Darlene said...

      Congratulations on your Mom of the Year award!!!!

      Carrie said...

      Congrats! I have those Mommy moments where I feel like my head is going to pop off too!

      SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

      Congratulations on the Mommy award!

      I guess if I had to say something that I felt horrible about it would be that my children don't have a normal household. They have to do the back and fourth thing because I am not with their father. That is regret I have carried with me and continue to do so.

      I just wanted a normal household where they could have both parents and grow up healthy and happy. They still are healthy and happy but you know what I mean with two parents under one roof, not two!

      Phew its off my chest now I can move on right! LOL

      Vivienne said...

      Your head is going to pop off! I love it! (Your phrase, not that you feel that way...)

      Isaiah sounds like so much fun! Little boys and their fabulous imaginations and terrible memories. (We lose shoes here as well.)
      You sound like an awesome mommy.

      Life with Kaishon said...

      I definitely deserve this award Jenny Kate : ). Oh, really. There are so many mistakes I can't even begin to tell you.... I will see if I can think of one that is not too horrific.

      Shilo said...

      Thanks for the award! :) I'll try to post about it soon. We're travelling right now (again!). :)

      ~The Robin's Nest~ said...

      Congrats on the award Jennykate!

      Hey, are you still up for hosting July's book club? Let me know and also let me know if you have already chosen the book you want us to read and I will post it on the side bar (no pressure though-we still have plenty of time) :)

      Robin~♥
      robinruns@comcast.net

      Julie said...

      You deserve it...I can tell though reading your blog all the time...You are a WONDERFUL LOVING MOM!!! Julie

      Liz said...

      Congrats on your award!!

      Fresh Mommy said...

      Congrats on your award... and you still deserve it! We all go through crazy times and moments... it's part of parenthood, makes the kiddos stronger I think!! Haha.

      :)
      ~Tabitha~

      freshmommyblog.com

      LENORENEVERMORE said...

      Congrats! LOL on the "out-of-body-experience" ~Happy Spring 2U mom*!

      Impulsive Addict said...

      WHAT? I didn't get tagged? I could pretend I have lil' childrens...

      wife.mom.nurse said...

      Oh do I relate!

      I need the bad mommy award of 2009!!!

      msprimadonna67 said...

      Your crazy mornings sound a little too familiar to me! "What do you mean you only have one shoe? You have two feet! What are you going to do, hop?" Sometimes I feel like a drill sargeant to my three darlins' in the morning: "Let's move! Let's go, let's go, LET'S GO!!" Those are not my best moments...

      Katie said...

      Thanks for the reward I will do this soon.. I love your answers.

      Xazmin said...

      You are such a good mama! You totally deserve this award.

      If I ever make it out your way can I play hot lava and volcano with you?

      AndreaLeigh said...

      congrats on your award! i love seeing pics of isaiah!