Thursday, May 25, 2017

Random Ramblings of a WAHM #4: Witching Hour

Let me tell you about this time of day I call the witching hour. If you don't have kids you may think of this as myth goes being like 3 am or something like that, you know when everyone is sound asleep and the spirits supposedly come out. But you know what the true witching hour is SO MUCH SCARIER!!!!!

This time of day is usually mid-afternoon, although can land at different times of day for different families.

You can usually coast through the morning, with breakfast and the TV things stay calm and before you know it, it is Lunch time which is followed by nap or quiet time. REVEL in that quiet time do it now. Even if its only 30 mins you need it. This is when you should logically re-caffeinate. But strangely you still feel great. You have had a good morning with the kids, you made it to nap you can survive the day!

NO NO NO you are wrong. The witching hour is coming. Its the time of day before your significant other has gotten home from work, naps are a thing of history, and snack is just not enough. Also it always coincides with the exact time of day when you need to drink coffee, but you know if you do you will be up night. This is the time of day when your kids choose to LOSE their SHIT!!!

I mean even a child who is a saint picks a time of day and loses it. The dumbest things trigger melt downs. You don't let your kid climb over the rail to the 2nd story balcony, the demon deep inside them is gonna come get you. If their sibling doesn't make their car do the back-flip just the way they did, life is going to end. Nothing during this time of day is going their way, they are miserable, and want everyone with in a mile radius to be aware of this.

This is the time of day when if you ever had any thoughts of growing your family you hide in the closet wondering what the hell were we thinking. The house becomes a complete anarchy, and all you can do is...well probably chores you put off during the quiet morning. SHAME ON YOU. Yes you get to clean dishes with a kid screaming at you about everything that happens to them every 2 seconds. As if doing dishes didn't suck enough before.

This work away from home spouse, is why, even though you may have had a long day at work too. You may be stressed out. And you probably do need a moment to just blow off some steam. You just entered the house at the end of the witching hour. The house a few short moments ago looked and sounded like a war zone. Because we all know by the end of the insanity everyone is just yelling at each other because you have given up trying to negotiate or fix the problem.

The WAHM, or SAHM has had it. They too need to are a lot of work!!! Just be glad they survived the witching hour and only shoved the kids at you. They could have just ran away and never looked back!!

Book Review: Another Place at the Table

This great book was passed onto me by my older sister. She read it, loved it and passed it on. And I am really glad that she did. This book on it's own is not one I would have just picked up if it hadn't been suggested to me.

Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison is a book about a family who has fostered something like 100 kids in their time working with the system. It is a personal look into how the foster care system works, and those involved in the well being of children in our country.

I have gained a whole new perspective on people who are willing to help children who are part of the foster care system live somewhat normal lives while their lives seem to be collapsing. I was inspired by this book, although we are in no place in our lives to be foster parents, the thought of protecting and showing these children really pulls on my heart strings.

I think this book is an important book for anyone wanting to foster or adopt. The unbiased stories show the good the bad and the ugly of the foster care system. Kathy doesn't try to make it seem like everything is perfect, and isn't trying to influence others to join in. She simply is telling her true story, and allows you to feel how you will about it.

I give this book a 5 out of 5 and highly recommend it to anyone. If you want a copy I would love to pass mine on!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kyra's Preschool year!

First Day of School!! Class of 2030!!

Kyra's Favorite Books.
Headed in 1st Day!!

Meeting her new friends!

Walk to Remember!!

Making New Friends!!


First Field Trip!

Last Day of School!!

End of School Year Interview:

My School: Maxdale Elementary
My Teacher: Mrs. Sanchez

My Best Friends: Angel, Wyatt, Colbey, Demaria, Azaria, Mariah, Enrique, Jomez, Jean-Baptiste, Kyra, Avanii, Kori, Mystique.

Favorite Snack at School: Apples and Peanut Butter.

Best Lunch Ever: Jello, and Chicken and Rice.

Favorite School Subject: PE (scooters and hula hoops)

Best Book: Hungary Caterpillar.

I like to write about: Friends names.

Favorite thing to do at Recess: Going down the slide, and playing on the bridge. Pretending to play magic, and hot lava.

Best thing that happened at School this year: Earning tickets to buy things, and the Halloween Party, and the Field trip.

What I want to do this summer: Play in the rain, go to the beach.

When I grow up I will be a Doctor.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Kyra is 5....well has been for a few months.

Nicknames: Kyra-Bug, Buggy.

Clothing Size: 5 pants, and 6 tops and dresses

Personality: You are the greatest. You have won many awards at school showing just how great of a person you are growing up to be. I love watching you put on shows, and knowing that performing is your passion. You amaze me. You care about your brother and show him all the great things you already know. I love having you around to help me out whenever I need you and hope we always stay close!

Things I Could Do Without: You refusing to go to bed at night. 1-2 times out of the room I can handle. Staying up hours past your bedtime makes me nuts!!

Item/Toy We Love The Most: School books, I love seeing you learn to read more and more each time you read them. You are so smart.

Item/Toy You Love The Most: Princess Dolls. You can sit and play for hours, and tell the greatest stories. I love that you know all their names and stories.

Things I’m Loving Most Right Now:Watching you grow up, and hearing all the amazing stories you come up with. Your imagination is a beautiful thing!!!

Things You’re Loving Most Right Now: Going on adventures, swimming, playing dolls and ponies, and making and playing with your friends!!