ESTABLISHING YOURSELF (a few details that help somemothers know what they have in common with you).
I am 33 years old.
I am shacked up!
I have 3 children. Here are their ages/genders: Boy, 6, girl, 20 mos, girl, 4 mos
I stay home.
I am um… I guess middle middle?
I live rural.
I completed high school and a TON of college hours, but not enough of the right ones for a degree.
I am straight. Mostly.
Of note about my ethnicity and/or cultural background. I identify myself as Texan before everything else, even before American.
NOW, TWENTY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
- The most significant aspect of my upbringing. My parents were married to each other my entire life, until my dad died when I was 27.
- My best advice to mothers about to enter the stage of child rearing that I just went through. Do what you can to NOT have two in diapers at once. It’s stressful and VERY expensive.
- Something that concerns me about my children. That they’ll have my bad habits – especially my laziness.
- My absolute worst mothering moment (so far). Was watching TV and picked my toddler up (in a dark room) and put him up on my shoulder, banging his face against the chair I was in, busting his lip. I didn’t even realize why he was screaming until I saw the blood. It was HORRIBLE. He’s 6 and I still feel like shit about it.
- What annoys me most about other mothers. When they don’t answer their kids. Mommy? Mommy? Mama! Mommy? Just LISTEN to the damn kid for a minute.
- I am happiest when they’re sleeping.
- I am saddest when they’re not here.
- My biggest fear losing one.
- I am ashamed of how much I yell.
- Something I need to forgive. My dad for dying on me.
- Something I wish I could say to someone. “Grow the hell up, quit whining about how hard you have it, and do what needs to be done.”
- Something I have never told anyone. Not much. I have a big mouth.
- Something I am trying to change about myself. My habit of blaming others for my problems.
- My biggest accomplishment. My beautiful, brilliant babies. And my blog.
- I wish I could find a way to contribute financially, but still be home with the babies.
- Something my relationship with my mother has taught me about parenting. Love love love love love. Pile on the love.
- Something my relationship with my father has taught me about parenting. Physical affection is important.
- How I would describe my faith life. I am spiritual and have a strong faith. I wish I could find a church that didn’t piss me off.
- Something I hope will be different for me by this time next year. I hope that we have more money, and I hope I’m bringing some of it in!
- Something important about my story that hasn’t been captured by the questions above.
- BONUS: A question you would like to see added to this list that readers can respond to in the comments.