Cross Country My Heart Is Happy

When Miss Faith had decided to get out of the pool and hang up her swim fins two years ago, I was so bummed.  She just had the most natural way about her in the water and picked up on swimming as a competition right away.  Her butterfly stroke was AMAZE balls!  However, as kids will do, she just decided to stop that sport and give something else a try. I know, I know, we are to be nothing but supportive when it comes to our kids.  Don’t push them or force them into something that they will in turn end up hating or even resenting us for, but I can’t help it, I just loved going to swim meets and hanging out all day.  The water, the smell of the pool, the bags of towels and clothes, the locker rooms, the waiting in between events, the “cups of sodium”…  Read More…

Another Summer Done and Off To School…

I am not sure if I will ever get used to watching the kids head off to school the first day.  Sure we {parents} go through the summer highs and lows.  First we are super jazzed “Yay summer vacation is here”, lot’s to do, places to go, no schedules, stay up late, sleep in, be lazy, basically just live the few months carefree.  Then it hits, summer is winding down and the kids start getting antsy, they get bored, they start bickering.  We start to pull our hair out, re-think our game plan, start crossing off days on our own calendars for the countdown to “peace and quiet”.  Please tell me I am not the ONLY parent thinking this! Nor am I a bad parent, just one who loves some “me” time. I can’t even count how many games of Sorry, Clue or cards I have played the last two…  Read More…

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