That Was Fun

February 17th, 2009 Melanie Posted in Hailey, In My Opinion, Rich 13 Comments »

We went to Home Depot to get a few things that we needed as we prepare to put our house up for sale.  A few things.

Since we were only going to get a few things I told Hailey she could walk instead of riding in the cart.

First up- new tile thingies for our foyer.  That took about 5 minutes.  Nice and easy- we found something we liked.  It wasn’t too expensive.  Rich put it in our cart.  Done.

Second up- Some light cover things for our downstairs bathroom.  We found exactly what we needed.  For some reason Rich had to take 10 minutes looking at the things we needed- even though there was only one choice.  So, Hailey started running away from me.  She had two reminders and then ended up in the cart.  Screaming.

Third- We had to get some caulking stuff for our bathroom.  I figured this would be the simplest of all- it should take 30 seconds and we could be on our way.  Wrong.  First of all there was a huge section of caulk to choose from.  More choices of caulking stuff than there were tile choices.  So Rich stared at the wall for 10 minutes or so.  I pointed out that there was a special caulk made specifically for bathrooms and kitchens.  Rich wanted to know why it cost a dollar more.

By this time Hailey was trying to stand up and climb out of the cart.  So I told her if she didn’t sit down she’d have to wear the seatbelt.  She stood up.  As I was putting the seatbelt on, Hailey was screaming, “No, Mommy!  No, Mommy!  There might be germs.  Don’t put the seatbelt on me!”  She is definitely my daughter.

Finally (a LONG time later) after deciding which kind of caulking to get, then deciding on which container size to get and finally deciding on what color to get we were on our way home.  (After paying of course.)  Hailey fell asleep for about 10 minutes in the car and when I tried to carry her into her bed she woke up.  And those 10 minutes were her nap for the day.

I hope the whole process is this much fun!

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Living My Dream

April 3rd, 2008 Melanie Posted in Hailey, In My Opinion, Me 21 Comments »

Livin’ With MeI am happily living my dream right now.  Ever since I can remember I have wanted to one day have a baby and to be able to stay home with my baby.  So, being a stay at home mom to Hailey is a dream come true. 

Of course when I was dreaming of being a stay at home mom I never realized how much work it would be.  That picture over there on the left?  No- my closet didn’t throw up.  And no, I didn’t just return from a trip that required lots of clothes.  That’s just the clean laundry I have been avoiding.  I don’t know why I hate folding laundry so much.  But, I always put it off until it piles to the ceiling. 

For some reason before I was actually a stay at home mom I had these visions of my baby sitting quietly and playing while I worked on my scrapbooking and cross stitching.  Of course, reality set in very soon after I brought my little bundle home from the hospital and I’ve learned that being a stay at home mom is the hardest job I’ve ever had. 


I have a shirt that perfectly describes my life.  I would model it for you because I love it so much, but that will have to wait until I reach my goal weight.  But, this picture over here on the right- that is what is on my shirt that I got from LTDChix.  The laundry shirt is perfect for me.  But there are lots of other choices and I’m sure you can find one that would describe your life.  LTDChix has choices for working moms, minivan driving moms, moms who cook, moms who clean, and so much more.  I personally love my shirt- it’s the perfect choice for me as it seems my piles of laundry are never done.

But while being a mom is the hardest job I’ve ever had, it’s also the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.  The smiles and giggles and hugs and kisses that I get from Hailey make it all well worth it.  So, even though my life isn’t exactly as I dreamed it would be, I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

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