Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What's this? An Update?

I know you all can't believe it. Once you have recovered from fainting we'll continue.

Good? Ok. Here's some water. Let's do this.

As you all know, I resolved to be a better mom. That's such a tall order. It's not as if someone has told me, "You are a bad mom." I feel like I could be better. I'm directing the criticism at myself. Baby Bear is happy, healthy, and growing well. He's well-fed, clothed, and loved. But I can't help feeling that I could do better. Maybe I'm too hard on myself. Who knows? All I know is that I want to feel that I'm doing better. I don't know that I can even tell you what it is I'm supposed to be doing better. I just harbor (probably irrational) feelings of inadequacy. We're not going to dive any further into my psyche, I promise.  Just providing a little background information.

Anyway, Baby Bear and I are now attending Music N' Me classes. We went to our first on Monday. I can't stop talking about it, honestly. It was so much fun and Baby Bear really enjoyed himself. We had such a good time that I realized that this is exactly what I need. It's hard being a SAHM and doing basically nothing all day. There are only so many times you can visit Target. (Also, there's that point where you're walking around just placing random things in your cart-it's far too easy to spend money we don't really have budgeted out.) I want to get involved in more things like Music N' Me. For instance, I'd really like to start swim lessons with Baby Bear. But, that's another expense we haven't budgeted for. Wouldn't that be an awesome winter activity though? Getting to swim in a nice heated pool when there's snow on the ground holds great appeal to me. And, I love to swim, so any chance I get is awesome. I wish there were a YMCA fairy that would allow me to get a membership.  But I digress. The point I'm trying to make is that I need some outside direction on what to do with Brody. I wish someone could come over and give me ideas of what to do all day with him, besides chasing him around the house, preventing him from eating dog food, etc. I wonder if there is a book of age appropriate activities.  The library here has some amazing resources for homeschooling moms, but most of the materials start at preschool age. There's got to be some aimed at toddlers. What to daycares do all day? It's not like they're just letting the kids crawl around the room. Maybe they are, I don't know.
So, to get to the point again, these classes are great. I feel it's a good first step toward my attaining my goal of "Best Mom Ever."  It's humble, don't you think?


Anonymous said...

Aww Leslie that sounds awesome! I wish they offered stuff like that around here. But sadly, I live in BFE.

Hera said...

Awesome! You have made the 1st step. Yay!

Mayra, mommy to Pooh Bear said...

I'm pretty sure you're doing a great job..but good luck at making it even better!!

Those classes sounds like fun. =)

-Mayra from BBC

Corie said...

That's the only way to survive SAHMommy-ness. Classes classes and more classes.

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