Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday Night Thoughts

I was thinking about several things last night, you know the normal stuff like questioning if I am a good mom or not (especially after reading this post), the hectic pace of my life after reading this post (yes I am way over extended most days and it comes out in my parenting) and how I am always concerned if I offended someone or wonder what they think of me. I have a habit of being pretty honest with people, which isn't always a good thing and has gotten me into more than one predicament in life. Needless to say because of that, I have a tendency to worry if I offend someone. I often wonder why I can't be more like Mr. ESPN (or most other men) who don't really care what other people think (within reason). Ahh the joys of being a woman! Anyway to add to my already hectic schedule I am attending a women's bible study tonight at my church geared toward young moms. They are offering it once a month in hopes that we can make the time to attend. I am really looking forward to it and think it will be good for me but .... it meant in order to work out today I had to get up at 4:40 am at the gym by 5:15 am ... rush out of work to pick up Chatty ... rush home and meet Mr. ESPN and Bia ... eat a quick bite (good thing I have leftovers from all the cooking this weekend) ... and rush to church. What was it I was just saying about being over extended?


starnes family said...

I like your honesty. Don't change a thing.

I feel that, too.....and I don't work! I have worked, though, and it was a difficult task....although I think I was quite good at it. I know you are. Don't doubt yourself!!!!

LOVE Clover Lane. She has good stuff.

The Lenzers said...

You are a great mom!!! And you balance your busy life well, which will teach the girls something. I am sure our parents felt the same way, but I never noticed it. Your kids don't either. They just see a wonderful mommy!! Thanks for the birthday wishes. I got your card yesterday too. You're the best!! BTW, I love your new pics up as your header. Where did you put that one together?

FROGGITY! said...

think of it this way: you CARE about this stuff ... and how on earth can you be a BAD mom if you actually care about people's feelings and about whether or not you are doing what's right? i am sure you are a wonderful parent. and every parent is different because every child is different. sometimes a spanking is what the doctor ordered (i remember being punished for lying via spanking when i was 4 and it always stuck with me!!!) and sometimes it's just attention desired by the spanking necessary. God gives us the ability to discern. (i need to go back and read the whole post, i am sure it is wonderful, that's a great site, i just gleaned a couple of points from said post...)

i hope your study went well!! it's nice to have a group of women to share with. i surely lean on my group. wonderful outlet.

oh, and p.s. your girls look happy and well adjusted to me!! :)

FROGGITY! said...

(oh, p.s. i meant i didn't read the whole clover lane post, not yours... i read that!! hee hee)

Sassafrass Jane said...

Wow. I read Clover Lane's post after you tagged it. And several of the 99 comments that followed.
Coming from someone who doesn't actually know you, I think you're a great momma. I feel like I have some sort of objectivity (if there's such a thing) to matters like this. I've witnessed many moms in action, my own mother, and of course, the girls' mother. Being a mother is flipping HARD. Makes me wonder if I can handle it.
Hang in there. I think you're doing great.

Coco said...

You are yourself and that alone is being an incredible role model for your girls.

I haven't read Clover Lane's post, is it going to make me feel bad about my awesome parenting skills???

Sarah said...

I LOVE what "FROGGITY" said! You THINK about this wonder, "Am I doing the best I can?" "Can I make different choices?" "Am I in touch with what my children need?" JUST asking those questions means you take your job...the awesome power you has as one of the main influences in your children's life...seriously. I ask myself these questions all the time...sometimes feel great about the answers and sometimes I feel like I'm not headed in the right direction...and then I need to look and investigate and change something...whatever it is...that's not working for us.
What a beautiful family you have and I wish you the best. (Whether or not you agree with my post!)