Thursday, December 16, 2010


My daughter turns 5 on Saturday. It is Christmas time. And we have so very many things planned. Tomorrow I am taking her to see the Nutcracker, just the two of us. Saturday she is having a Fancy Nancy fashion tea party with her friends. Sunday is a family party. And then just a few days later is Christmas.

We are struggling a bit. I want to be happy, joyous, and enjoy every minute. But she has been the most difficult kid lately. Everything is a issue for her. She's difficult, doesn't listen well, is not very nice to her sister. Today we had to leave a diner because she wasn't behaving. The 2 year old was fine. The about to be 5 year old was loud, not sitting in her seat, and arguing with her sister over the eggs. Honestly, she seems like she has PMS lately. She cries at the drop of the hat. This is the scenario, she is rude and talks back to me. I am stern with her, tell her to stop. Then she cries that "everyone is mean to her". Honestly, I don't know what to do here.

I am looking forward to tomorrow. However, do you know how many times today I said, if you don't stop, we won't go tomorrow. It is exhausting. Please, tell me this is just a phase.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Well hello there. Nice to see you.

I have been so busy. I'm exhausted and the house is messy. But, the christmas tree is up, laundry is done and I have been working a lot.

I just tried to finish my christmas shopping for the kids and Amazon wanted to charge me $45 for shipping. What?!? I'm glad I always read over the invoice carefully before clicking okay. When your child is turning 5 and old enough to get it how do you christmas shop when you have a husband who works all the time? I have four things to get: my first scooter, wagon, bongo drums and a music type toy for Ella. We are going to the mall tomorrow but it's just me and the kids. I'm not sure how to do this!?! I would also like to get them christmas pajamas but it's not imperative.

I've always done all the christmas shopping and this year it's getting to me. I don't wanna do it all myself! Kid gifts, his parents gifts, all of it. Yuck.

Also, I have been working this Stella & Dot jewelry thing. Had 3 trunk shows so far in the past week. And in the next week I have 5 more! It's fun.

I'm pretty happy even though the restaurant isn't as busy as it should be. I love the holidays, christmas trees, christmas lights and Santa. It is so fun to share all this with your kids.