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Friday, July 10, 2009

Imagination Unlimited....


Another fantastic summer activity when it's a million degrees in the shade!!!! We have a fabulous place here in town where you can go and paint pottery, the glaze it and voila... you have your own unique piece for probably about the same or less than you'd pay on Etsy!

Syd painted a dolphin, Ash did a hanger thing for the wall or a door, she made it with tiny dragonflies for Aunt Kim cos she knows Aunt Kim likes dragonflies. Sweet. I did a spoon rest for the kitchen. There are not ready yet but when we get them I'll be sure and post the fruits of our efforts!!

What I get most from the pics above is that Syd tends to concentrate more than her goofy sister!!!!

Update.... went and retrieved finished items last night... boo... they messed up my spoon rest...yay...they are letting me go back and do another one for free (uuhhhh yeaaahhh, you better). So will post again with finished items later.

Today is the day we go and get the kids back, feeling a little weird about it all. One part of me can't wait to see those beautiful little rascals and hear all about their vacay with Nanny, while another part of me has really enjoyed being just me and him for a few days. So the guilt slips in and I'm thinking "am I a bad mother", "should I have even had kids in the first place" "will I be able to cope when they come back into this peaceful, tidy house". One thing is for sure there are deffo gonna be some changes around here matey. Like, Spongebob, haven't missed him one bit and if they want to get their fix it's only gonna be in their rooms... they both have TVs for Pete's sake so why does mine have to be contaminated with that crap? Another thing, I am only gonna cook one meal at dinner time, you don't likey, you don't eaty. I will, however, endeavour to include them in food preparation that way it may encourage them to eat what they just made. Oh and one outfit a day unless there's a major spill or disfigurement to the garment, I am saving the planet by cutting out at least five loads of laundry a week. Most important change... Date night for the parents... dig it... we were here first and we want our own time... deal with it.

So dearest readers.... the struggle of woman versus mother is about to begin again, I love my girls to the ends of the earth but this week has taught me that I love me too and adore Mr McG, the princesses are gonna have to realize that they live in our house not the other way around....yeah... good luck with that one Missy, as soon as you see those blond curls and big blue eyes it's all gonna be right back the way it was Miss Melted Heart around those adorable chicklets!!!! one can dream!!!!!
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7 comments:

spudballoo said...

Ah so sweet. my boys did those 'handprint' mugs this week at nursery. I saw them before they were shipped off to be fired, they didn't look pretty...

I'm deeply jealous of you having time on your own. it's becoming a bit of an issue Chez Spud, but I have nowhere to park 'the boys'...geography and family illness precludes it. But you 'can' carve out little bits of time for you, as you described.

People keep asking me if I'm going to have a third child. Are they CRAZY? Can't they see the struggle it's been to get to this point, where life is so much easier than it's been for a good while. Can't think of anything worse than chucking a pregnancy and newborn in to the mix!

x

rxBambi said...

We used to always go to those ceramic places, and now I have a TON of that crap around the house! Luckily most of it is boxed up now that the girls are older and don't really need to see it everyday. I keep alot of it in my closet too (you can see 1 thing on the shoe post). I usually make bowls and other kitchen things, so at least I'm getting use out of it.

Date night? DO IT. Mr Bambi and I used to have Date Night every Thursday and I loved it. We don't do it every week anymore, but we don't really need to (kids being older etc).

rxBambi said...

my last comments wv: billme

WTF??

The Fragrant Muse said...

Every summer my boys would go to Italy to see the grandparents and every summer I would go through EXACTLY what you are describing. It's a healthy sign that you still have a life of your own (and with Mr. McG) and that you want to hang onto it a bit longer.

Sounds like you also got some perspective on the importance of boundaries. Set them. Everyone will be happier.

jane said...

i went through the same thing. but you are right. after three days the honeymoon is over and we are right back where we started. the "struggle" keeps us on our toes.:) happy weekend! besos!

B said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time without kids! Do keep up the dates, and as magazines say, have some "me time" every once in a while!

Stacey said...

Keep your resolve!!! It is so worth it when you can spend time just being you and him. And the kids learn what a marriage really looks like and how to look for their love later on! Don't give in! :)

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