Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Planting Memories

Marshall learned about plants a couple weeks ago at daycare, so I figured he would enjoy helping me plant flowers the other day.  I didn't realize how much he would enjoy it (and how upset he would be when the dirt was put away 😂), or how much I would enjoy it myself. <--Mom, you read that right. haha.

This past week, I found planting flowers to be really relaxing.  I know, who am I?  lol.  Which then led me to wonder why it had to be something that could end up being really expensive that was relaxing to me. Ha!

But, this is also one of my new favorite memories: planting flowers with Marshall.  He loves helping pour the dirt into the pot, even though his cup barely has any in it and some ends up in the yard.  

Maple was close by...supervising.

Now to find more plants & pots! 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

I Get It, Marshall

That time I finally understood Marshall's perspective...

We have what seems like a hundred episodes of Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse recorded on DVR, for those times when Marshall needs to chill out.  Mickey always does the trick (as does Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy--he loves those shows).  The DVRd episodes don't have any commercials, other than the intro and a few at the end, which we can fast forward through.

This child knows his Mickey Mouse so well that when the Hot Dog song comes on at the end of an episode, he starts looking for the remote to bring us so we can fast forward to the very end and start the next episode.  This kid picks up on everything!

In the beginning of December, Matt and I started binge watching Arrow on Netflix, so we could catch up on all the previous seasons to get to where we were in the current season.  Once we finished all of Arrow, I started binge watching The Flash to get up to speed*, and I did, just in time for last night's new episode.

*For those of you who watch The Flash...was that joke funny, or no?

So we watched last night's episode of The Flash..without fast-forwarding through commercials, and when it went off, I said, "I can't believe we have to wait a WHOLE WEEK before the next episode!  Now I know how Marshall feels when he's watching Mickey on actual TV and he wants the next episode to start right away!"

I get it, Marshall.  I totally get it now.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Mom Brain Is Real

I never wanted to believe "mom brain" was a thing.  "I'll be able to remember everything, no problem at all."


I'm laughing at my old self now.

Especially since I'm noticing it more often now. Seriously, don't ask me to remember something, because chances are, I won't.  Last week, I was talking to Matt about it and how it made me feel bad, and then I've noticed it happening more and more.  So much so, that I can't remember something I just said or did.  I don't understand HOW it happens or HOW I can be so forgetful, so let me just apologize to everyone for it NOW. 😂😂

A few months ago, I made our own Life Flow Lists.  I got the idea from the amazing Amanda Hedgepeth (a photographer I've loved for years!) because I'd seen her talk so much about them!  She'd share about them on her blog, her Instagram and Instastories, and I loved them!  At first, I couldn't get it, or couldn't understand how helpful it'd be.  Then I saw how she was putting even the smallest things on there to make life easier!  And they've really been a game changer, for me at least.  (Matt can remember stuff like no other.....not fair.)   If you're not up to making your own, she has her lists for sale in her shop! At least go check them out!

On our daily lists, we have everything from feeding Maple breakfast and dinner (as two separate line items) to preparing lunches for the next day for all three of us.  Weekend lists including washing Marshall's nap mat for daycare, doing laundry, and cleaning out the fridge (all that fun stuff, haha).  At the end of the day, they do make me feel like we accomplished a lot by being able to check everything off that list.  Biggest of all, each thing on that list is one less thing I have to "remember."

Maple, don't worry, I could never forget to feed you.  Your cute little self couldn't ever let me forget that 😉

And just for any other moms that might need to read this:

P.S.  Is ironic or just proving my point more that as I re-read this before posting it, I found SO MANY works left out of the middle of sentences....?

P.P.S. I then had to go change my P.S. statement to actually say "left out" instead of "left over."