Jordan headed off on his annual Fundy Footpath hike this past week. He has been doing this hike for the past four years and loves it. I love that this is how he takes his break from us. I completely support him in going. There are rules when a spouse is away and the number one rule is not to complain when they call or text. I am not going to lie, at one point I was drowning ready to wave the white flag and still managed to whisper “it is all good have fun”. Sometimes kids are hard work but the person having their much needed break does not need to be reminded of that fact while they are away. When they arrive home, however, you can spill, it makes them appreciate you more.
This week I have been on my own. Jordan worked and then left for a five day hike with a friend on the Fundy Footpath. I was happy to send him on his way and give him a break. He really deserved one. I could really use a spa day about now though. Lets focus on the Happy:
I am currently reading Amy Poehler’s book “Yes Please”. In it one of her chapters is called “Every Mother needs a Wife”. She says “every mother needs a wife who takes care of her and helps her become a better Mother”. I am so blessed to have many “wives” in my life and Brittany is definitely one of them. She understands what it means to not be “on” all the time and I could confess my worst Mom moments and I know she would answer ” you are such a great Mom, Holly”. Which is exactly what I need to hear. The “mom guilt” force is strong and as Moms, we all need someone to tell us it’s okay when we just fed our kids Kraft dinner for the third night in row because we just couldn’t adult by 5pm.
You know that feeling when you realize the only possible timthoughthoughe to get groceries is a Saturday with both kids in tow!? I knew my ONLY chance at making it through this alive was: A) go early in the morning before the stores get busy, B) stop for a latte, and C) promise the kids a good behaviour treat. So Saturday morning I jumped out of bed and got ready and we headed out right after breakfast. I knew it was going to be a good day when Starbucnks offered me a free Raspberry Lemon Loaf with my latte. We shopped at Walmart and Costco and the kids were excellent so as promised I took them to the Grand Opening of the “Mastermind Toys” store.
This week was such a great week! We have spent quality time with the people we love in our lives all week long. I laughed a lot this week and realized I need more of that in my life; more “came close to peeing my pants” moments. It is the best feeling…until you actually pee a little. That part is not so fun. It is that time of the week again where I share 5 things that make me happy! Let’s get on with it:
Is it too early to be thinking about school? Not for this Mama I have been thinking about this upcoming day since Miss Charlie was in the womb. When she was around two it seemed like it would never come. We then came into age five like the fast and the furious no matter how hard I tried to put on the breaks. Now we are into July and the countdown is on to my oldest child’s first day of school. I was recently emailed the supply list from the school and found myself near a “Staples”. In I went and brought up the shared list on my phone and did my shopping. It was a week day morning and one other customer was in the store. As a first time school supply buyer this was perfection because I needed direction from the workers a few times. They were very helpful! I did not wait in a line and had everything I needed and exited the store fifteen minutes later. Mamas if your time is at all valuable get out and get it all done now while everything is nice and neat on the shelves and easy to find.
This weekend Miss Charlie had her Soccer “Mini Fest” where the younger kids play soccer games, have relay races, face painting, eat timbits, and are given their medals. The downside for moi was it was scheduled at 9am on a Saturday morning. I managed to get my lazy bones into gear however, and we not only made it on time but I managed to make myself an iced latte at home to bring with me too.
What a great week! Am I right?! My week was included a pool party, shopping with a friend, quality time with my man, and a ton of family time. That is what the best weeks are made of. Here is my happy for this week:
We are in full summer mode over here now and it has been crazy awesome! Crazy because we have been busy but busy enjoying summer fun which is awesome. Once it was officially summer, I got to work on my mantle. When the seasons change the mantle changes with it. We started off our summer with our trip to Old Orchard Beach which was a blast but the fun won’t stop there. We plan on making each sunny hot day count the next couple of months.
My parents just put a pool in so it was the perfect spot to open my Fabfitfun Summer 2017 Box! I subscribed last Fall and I keep waiting for the “dud” box but it never comes. I have done other box subscriptions and just ended up with a bunch of samples. In the Fabfitfun box ALL of your products are FULL size. The only item that might not be is the sponsored item which is not counted in the dollar add up of the box. This is a seasonal box subscription. The cost is $39.99(us) + $8 shipping to Canada. Click HERE if you want it with a percentage off! So without further ado, here are a few of my favourite products from my box: