Me first, mom/wife second, and the rest follows

Well, I'm a happily married woman with two beautiful and terrific children who drive me crazy on some days and amaze me on the others. I am a student about to begin my nursing program this summer. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother. I am the oldest and like to think the wisest of the bunch, but they'd argue against that, surprising right? I enjoy reading almost anything that hasn't been assigned. I seem to put a mental block on all my school readings. Sad to admit, but so true!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Please visit my new site!!!

Hello! I finally set up my site on MSN spaces. Well, at least its up and running. Why did I do this you ask? Because I got some feedback from friends who are MSN users and thought it would be easier to post their comments there instead of here. Yeah, I know it doesn't make much sense, but when you love your friends you'll do anything!

Here is the blogg address (is that even correct lingo??)
http://spaces.msn.com/DandDsmommie/

Please visit me there, I really would appreciate it!!!!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

"ewwe, this is gross mommy"

So I'm sitting here in the living room watching "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" with my family. It's Sunday night and I'm trying to get some studying done. My husband has already watched this movie with my daughter earlier so I'm thinking this movie is ok. All of a sudden towards the end of the movie my daughter says, "mommy, watch this part it's so gross, eweeee!" So of course I look and two girls are kissing each other like two dogs licking each other. Then two other girls start to kiss and one guy states that she is a lesbian and she says, "no, I'm bisexual" and kisses him. I find it funny and then I realize that my daughter is confused. Crap, why is she watching this movie??? I ask her father and he says it's PG-13.......I bit my tongue and was about to explain when she says, "that must have been her sister and they were being silly, huh?" I agreed and dropped it as I glared at her father.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Parenting 101

I realize that most careers require some type of education. Heck, I question all the time why I need some of the classes that are a requirement for nursing. I won't ever use them! So then I wondered why aren't expectant parents REQUIRED to take parenting classes? I see parenting as the most responsible job ever! I know, some parents don't need these because they are wonderful and caring and being a positive influence comes naturally to them. I know ALOT of awesome parents. My intentions in this post are not to offend anyone! Let me explain my reasoning to post this.

Yesterday while I was driving I came to a complete stop during a steady flow in traffic, just as I was about to honk and yell at the two cars in front of me I noticed a older man yelling and waving his arms wildly at a bus. He was trying to catch it before it left his stop. Oh, ok I thought, but to my amazement I noticed a little boy who had to be as old as my son running about 20 feet behind his dad (now I am assuming this guy is his dad). The kicker is the little guy was running, alone, without the guidance of this guy right smack in the middle of the street near a VERY busy intersection and any vehicle WOULD have hit him if they turned onto that street. As we all watched in shock, the older guy stopped once the bus did and screamed at the little one to hurry up in a mean voice. The poor little guy was carefully holding something (probably hoping he didn't drop it and really cause the big guy to flip out) and was now trotting safely on the sidewalk. Not running, not walking....trotting with his little legs. His eyes watching the older guy. The people in front started to yell at this guy to help his kid out and all I could do was tell the little guy in my mommy voice "run, run, go get the bus, hurry hurry!" He smiled and picked up his pace, all while this jerk stood there yellling. The big guy didn't budge, he stood there tall and mightly giving the little guy the "eye." I mean he didn't run up to the little guy to pick him up or offer assistance to get into the bus which by-the-way stopped and waited!

Now I know this was a snapshot and doesn't give me the right to judge him. I don't know him nor know the circumstances during this shocking experience. So now I have the little cutie in my prayers and cross my fingers hoping that the rest of his snapshots are wondeful, happy, and healthy I felt helpless. Really, what else could I have done other than make the situation uglier. The guy was big and didn't seem to hold the daddy-of-the-year award.

I don't know how I will handle similar situations during my nursing career as I know there will some. Thanks for reading. I feel somewhat better, but now I will close so I can go give my son a big hug and tell him how special he is.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Happy Birthday Deven!

Yes, happy Birthday to my mischevous son Deven! He turned 4 on Sunday and we survived his birthday party! No biting this year or melt-downs nor did he try to pull anyone's pants down (a whole 'nother story!!!!). Although it was just my dad, brother, sisters and nephew who joined us (my vital and much appreciated support system), we had a fun time.

Today is my youngest sister's birthday so "Happy Birthday Ana!!!" No party for poor Ana banana, I guess she FINALLY got tired of planning her own parties, something she did frequently as an ignored child (she really wasn't ignored, she wouldn't have that, she's just a bit of a diva!!)

Lastly, although I had one midterm left to study for, I managed to watch the Oscars. One question: What the hell was up with the green man, Ben Stiller? Did that make anyone laugh? Ok ok, I'll admit, I did (just a little all while asking, what the hell???) And I must give Jennifer Garner a hand for her "graceful" entrance. She looked amazing. Her dress was stunning (my hubby liked her "girls") and her smile was radiant! Not to mention she is soo funny! What a gal! What a pro, wonder what Jennfier Lopez thought??? Or should I even ask! ;-)