The sun is shining mighty bright today. My family is scattered in many places today and I'm sitting at Starbucks taking a small breather after a busy and sometimes emotional week. Man, Motherhood is tough and parenting can be exhausting. Don't get me wrong. I love being a Mother and I love my children beyond what words can describe but there are days I sit down and shake my head as to what I got myself into. I'm dealing with a little boy who currently thinks he knows everything. He'll be turning 11 very soon and this week he is having a wake up call as to what I expect from a child of this age. Somehow my sweet boy has entitlement issues. Thinking he's entitled to get away with disrespecting adults, not turning in homework/classwork and or entitled to look at me as if I've grown 4 eyeballs on top of my head. WHOA! Hang on…. NOT in my house buddy boy! I know back in my days of growing up the one thing I did NOT do was disrespect my parents. I'm not sure where I've gone wrong in my parenting skills and I'm researching it. I know my daughter doesn't have the same issues and we have the same rules for her, so I ask myself is this a phase my sweet boy may be going through? If so, I'm telling you now I'm scared I will not survive it. I'm afraid I could very well be writing my blog from the funny farm.
So I sit this morning and I'm doing something that gives my soul a chance to find solitude and happiness. My Digital Studio is good for my soul this morning. As I'm working on a layout of my sweet boy, it does make me think of all his amazing qualities and the fact I wouldn't trade being a Mother for anything. This first layout is of the two kiddo's back in July last year. I really need to pull the camera out and take some recent shots. With Spring coming I see warmer weather on the horizon I think this will be easier to get out and shoot some pics. The Cherry Blossoms have started budding.
Here is a few layouts I've done recently:
This next layout is kinda funny. While Russ was deployed Skype was our best friend. We talked daily on it. I know, I was very lucky to have that technology during his deployment. However, sometimes we would get bored and the funny faces started. I did a screen shot of his funny face and the rest is on a layout. LOL!
I hope your Saturday is fantastic. I'm off to do a little retail therapy. It always makes for a GREAT day! Alexis will be selling Girl Scout cookies today and the guys are bonding at a train show. I think at the end of the day we will all be able to say, GREAT DAY!