Thursday, June 30, 2011

My biggest pet peeve about parenting

Mama’s Losin’ It

This post was inspired by Mama Kat's writing work shop. She wanted us to "stir the pot" as she put it and write about our biggest pet peeve when it comes to other parents and their parenting. I thought " oh this is a good one."  So, I started thinking  about what really gets me mad or bothers me when it comes to other people and how they parent their kids. Mind you,  I know that every parent has the right to raise their kid as they see fit,  I mean it is their kid. I would never say anything to a parent about their parenting skills, unless you ask and believe me, if you ask I will give you my honest opinion, not just what you want to hear.

So, what is my biggest pet peeve about other parents and their parenting?  I don't understand and I don't think I will ever understand how there are parents and I know a few, that don't give kids a set bed time.  I mean, lets be real, What  could a preschooler be doing up at  10:30PM?  Please explain it to me, because I, for one, don't get get it.

To some of you , this might not be a big deal and I guess it depends on the age of the kids and other factors, for example, your own upbringing.  My mom, for example, had  us in bed by 9:00PM   on  school nights and on the weekends we could stay up a little later. That of course, changed as we got older, but I remember that on school nights, bed time was 9:00PM sharp.  I didn't understand it back then of course, but I sure understand it now.

My son, as many of you may know is 3 yrs old and he goes to preschool. He's bed time is 8:30P. On the weekends, I let him stay up until maybe 9:00P, no later. Now there may be some occasions, like new year's eve for example, that he could stay up later, if he wants to, but come on new year's  is only once a year.

What gets me even more mad, is that these are  the same parents that are complaining because the kids don't want to get  up in the morning or because they are sleepy, hmm I wonder why?

In conclusion, I personally think its important for kids to have a set routine, especially on the weeknights and part of that is having a set bed time. This is pretty big at our house. Ralphy knows everything that needs to be done before bed time and he does it. There might be a little whining or screaming on he's part, but hey, he is a kid. One thing I can assure you, when Ralphy hears mommy or daddy say its bed time,  he knows we mean business and he  knows exactly what to do.

Please share your opinion. Do you think its important for kids to have a set bed time?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My thoughts on a Saturday

I need more sleep, this waking up so early, even on a Saturday sucks!
I need a maid, someone to clean and do all the laundry
I need to win the lottery so I can afford the maid
While I'm sitting here writing this post, I'm thinking  of all the laundry and the cleaning I have to do.
Daddy is still sleeping... must be nice!
I think one cup of coffee is not going to work,I'm ready for my second cup.
I can't wait to get together with my friends later for a BBQ... I need some friend time.
I have a headache, maybe its from waking up so early? ... hmmm
It looks like its going to to rain, what is it about the rain that makes you sleepy? hmmm I wounder.

Okay, that is all. I have cleaning a laundry to do.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Giveaway Bash @ FTLOB

 Summer is here!!! and we all know what that means, time for BBQ's, the beach, the pool and of course  the Summer giveaways at For the love of blogs.  FTLOB  is an  awesome way to get to know other awesome bloggers, get some exposure and have some fun. They have all kinds of awesome blog hops each day of the week.

During the month of July, they will be hosting the Summer giveaway Bash. There will be awesome cash giveaways, gift cards, summer  items and much  more. So, go on and hop over to FTLOB, grab the button and join in on  the fun. Make sure you stop by everyday in July for your chance to win.

Have a great weekend and here is to a great Summer!


Monday, June 20, 2011

My top 5 MUST's for Summer.

Summer is here and its hot out there! I decided to share my top must do's for the season. Just because we are busy mom's doesn't mean we have to let our selves go. We have to try our hardest to look our best because when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you will be a much happier mommy.

So here it is, My top 5 things to have and do for summer:

Manicures are a must at a anytime as far as I'm concerned, but especially during the summer.

Pedicures- now this is a MAJOR must. No one wants to see ugly feet, I mean lets be real. So ladies, if you are wearing sandals, please for the love of God get  your feet done. You don't even have to  go anywhere to do it. I've learned to give myself a awesome pedicure whenever I can't afford to go and get one done. I know its not the same, but its better then not doing anything at all.

Waxing- Okay, I know it hurts, but its so worth it. Especially in your bikini area. If you are planing on going  to the beach or pool this summer, this is a must, for obvious reasons that I won't elaborate on any further on.

I am a firm believer that you can never have enough shoes and you can not NOT have a pair of sexy sandals or heels during the Summer.  This is the reason why pedicures are a must. ( I think you get my point about the pedicures).

And lastly, you can't let Summer go by and not have a cute little dress to go with those sexy sandals. I love dresses during the Summer. I mean lets face it, its just too hot for pants!

So there you have ladies, these are my top 5 must's for Summer. Share yours.

Monday, June 13, 2011

This weekend was blah...

This weekend was going  okay. It was actually going better than last weekend, but then it happened, Miami lost in the NBA finals. I know, I know its just a game and life will go on, but right now all I want to do is scream!!. I'm so disappointed.  You all need to take that weird look off your faces. Can I just go through the emotion? It is pat of the healing process.

Yes, I love basketball. I love to watch it.  You just learned something new about me because I don't think too many people know that. So there, now you know. So because of surprising turn of events ( because in my mind I just knew they were going to win, I just knew it) my weekend was blah!

Lets hope next weekend is much better. Especially since its Father's day.

That is  all , yes really. I will be over it by tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

April 8,2011

Us on our wedding day, leaving the court house. I think this picture says it all.

Monday, June 6, 2011

This weekend was...

This weekend was a total BUST. We didn't do anything exciting, we were all sick. After 3 sleepless nights, with first the  munchkin getting, sick and then the hubby right after,  it was not fun at all.  It all started Wednesday night, so by Friday I was exhausted.

Then of course they started feeling better and I started feeling horrible. So, I spent Saturday and Sunday in bed, drinking hot tea,  orange juice, apple juice and of course chicken soup. My hubby took good care of me and with a little help from the in laws,  slowly by surely we are all getting back to normal.

 The only way I can get total peace and relaxation is if I'm sick, this is my conclusion.  It's just the way it is, but I rather have my 10 minute "alone time" in the bathroom (  you know you all do it too) then have a whole weekend in bed with a fever.

I must tell you that the peak of my weekend was when Ralphy came into my room to see me and he brought me he's big Elmo to keep me company. Isn't he the sweetest munchkin in the world or what?

Yeah, I'm a lucky girl.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Joys of Motherhood

If  you have been reading my blog for awhile or not, you already know that I love being a mom, being a mom ROCKS my world to the 10th power. Its the best thing ever. You get my point.  More importantly, I love being Ralphy's mom. He is the cutest  little boy in the world and no I'm not just saying that because I'm he's mom, anybody that has any sense can see it, but we all know its not all pink and roses in  motherhood.

Motherhood can kick your butt, it can drain you  like no other job in the world.  Take me, for example, my munchkin has been sick for a few days now, fever, stuffy nose,  coughing, the works and I have come to the conclusion that  no one will ever deal with so many different bodily fluids EVER. For your sake, I won't  elaborate on that any further.

Another not so great thing about motherhood, less sleep. Its reality, moms sleep less, its part of the job.  Not only do we sleep less, at least at the beginning, but we can also function. Take me for example (again), since my munchkin has been sick , I can count on one hand how many hours I've slept in the last 2 days. If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you probably know that last night I slept 2 hours. Its thanks to the lord above and coffee, that I am able to write this post. Oh and did I mention daddy is sick too? Yeah, because it would just be to easy if it were just Ralphy being sick.

The joys of motherhood, we sleep less,  we kiss boo boos, we have black circle under our eyes, but we are the glue that keeps it all together. What would the world be with out mothers? I don't even want to know.

P.S. This post was written while both daddy and Ralphy  sleep.  No one was neglected  in the writing  of this post.