Out of the mouths of babes!

Today as I was dropping The Boy off at school in workout clothes, he stopped me and said “Mom, why are you wearing pajamas?”. Now, for background, I need to let you know that my Mr. English does not really like or understand why people wear their pajamas outside of the house. And of course the kids know this, because all kids know what their parents’ likes and dislikes are….no matter how aloof we are about them:)
So, I turned to my cute 4 year old and let him know that I was wearing what looked like pajamas, because I was going to go workout. I said “Are you asking me that, because you are embarrassed of me?” The Boy with concern on his face, says “well…I think people will laugh at you”. Oh so sweet, he wanted to protect me from shame!
When is it that we stop caring what others think of us?
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A Readjustment!

So awhile back I wrote a post about how Mr. English and I had a series of discussions dealing with me doing too much! Here is an update.I love homeschooling the Boy for preschool. I especially love that all of my pins on Pinterest were going to good use! However, after careful consideration and thought, I decided to put him back in the classroom. He was doing great with everything, he even looked forward to that “school” time each day, but my concern was the “socialization”. The Boy had progressed so well socially last year at preschool. I mean he was coming out of his shell, playing with new kids on the playground…he was comfortable (he still needs to be warmed up to a new place, but he eventually does).

It turns out I’m the kind of woman who gets something in her head, makes a decision and does it that day! So on Tuesday, I decided to go to the preschool down the street from our house and see if anyone had dropped out of the program. Sure enough the lady said that there was a spot….so, I signed him up right there! His first day was yesterday, and he loved it! I told that I would be working in the classroom, but that it would not be for awhile…he said “that’s ok mom, I like to be by myself there.” Basically “mom, it turns out I really don’t need you” 🙂 I know that’s not what he was saying, but for a momma’s boy, I was happy that he enjoyed this preschool!

I did tell him that on the days that he did not have school, that we could do “homeschool”:) It turns out I’m fun! His favorite are the science projects. Here is one of the bubble projects for B week.

So now you ask, “what will you do with your time, now that you have three days with no kids?” Are you kidding me? I have plenty to fill my time with 🙂 I think first things first though, I need to organize my house!!!! So if you see me pinning a bunch of home organized pins, ask me if I’m actually using them!

Having the Boy in preschool, has also made Mr. English a little more comfortable with the idea of me being a Brownie Troop leader…I think! My first training is this coming Tuesday night. I will keep you updated!

"I don’t know why she tries to do it all"

Last year I laughed my butt off, while watching the Sarah Jessica Parker movie “I Don’t Know How She Does It”! Watching her run around trying to accomplish everything for her career, kids, husband and appear to have it all together…was exhausting. There were some things I could relate to: the laying in bed and can’t sleep because you are thinking of all the things you need to get done, the idea of keeping with all of the other moms, the checking on your kids in the middle of the night…well, we can relate as moms!

I started thinking about this movie this last week, because I am trying to do everything and my husband thinks I’m crazy. It all started when I was getting ready to sign up the Boy for preschool (last year’s preschool wanted him to participate all day for 3 days a week, since it is a heavier load…too much money!), I was looking through our city’s parks and recreation courses for the fall and found a ton of activities for preschoolers! Karate, science club, soccer, cooking, arts and crafts….well I got to thinking that I could enroll him in a bunch of classes and do the education part at home. 1 hour four days a week and he would have more one on one time learning. He would get his “socialization” through the city’s classes and I would still save money!

So I presented the idea to Mr. English…it did not go over that well!

His concern was that I was taking on too much, with coaching my daughter’s soccer team, working our business, volunteering at the elementary school and not to mention I just applied to become a Brownie troop leader:) His main concern is that the house won’t be clean (laundry, dishes, etc. not Better Homes and Gardens status). I joked that it doesn’t get done anyway, so it won’t make a difference :)!

I bugged him about it for quite awhile, until we (I) decided to do a trial run. Worst case scenario, it is not an ideal experience and I enroll him in preschool after Christmas. I think the issue will be more about not really have time to myself, but the truth is he starts kindergarten next year and I will have plenty of time for me! So Mr. English…the house will be clean next year:)

I realize that all of this is very ambitious, especially for a procrastinator, but today when someone asked if he liked his school….he said “I love my teacher”! Aww, melt my heart!

My question today is: How much is too much for us moms?