Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Then it came, a slow building of adrenaline. The realization that I would have to pay for what I had just done. I had no idea if I was even close to to the edge. I had no safety net to rely on. All alone as my joys were counted up. I dug deep within to find every last bit.
I wonder what would it be that would send me over the edge. What should I have denied myself? Then the moment of truth comes. I feel my heart racing.
Then her voice pronounces the verdict. $60.44. I did it! I have what it will take to pay my Aldi's bill. I survived once again. I even have enough to come back some time later this month, but I will have to be much more careful then.
Ah, the dangers of shopping in a place that does not take a credit card.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
I am feeling inspired. I am reading wonderful blogs and seeing moms enriching their kids lives. I see what they are doing and think I can offer my kids something unique and fun. But I don't want to just copy what I have seen done before.
Maybe a special snack time would be good.
Okay, maybe snacktime is not my forte. I wonder what else can I do. Art is supposed to help a child develope well. But where did I put the paper? Oh well. The bigger the better, right?
That art stuff sure is a mess to clean up. I think I should stick to something a bit cleaner. How about some role playing? It is always good for kids to dress up like their role model.
I wonder if I should buy some other dress up clothes?
A friend did a wonderful job building an indoor sandbox but she has tile floors. I don't. Hmm... Maybe they can build with boxes.
That worked for a bit in the fall but what of winter. What do my kids like more than snacks and more than boxes? I've got it. I need to find a way for them to play in water. Now just how to do that? The bathtub won't be worked on until next week and they are scared of the shower. What to do....what to do? I ask my youngest if he has any good ideas and he goes right to showing off his ingenuity.
Maybe I should stay away from creative parenting.