Showing posts with label prompt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label prompt. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Best of times, worst of times...

So today's writing prompt included a challenge to do a vlog, a video blog. 

The question was "How long have you been married, and which years were the best and hardest?"

This Prompt was sponsored by:

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The 6 best things about being an adult

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Since I was up anyway, I decided to write a prompt from Mama Kat's writer's workshop..

The 6 best things about being an adult...

1. Not having to wait and eat all my dinner before eating my dessert. I once sat with my daughter at the table for dinner and I began to eat my dessert. She told me that I was supposed to wait until after I finished all my food. I said, "No dear, You have to eat dinner first. I did my time." She continued to tell me how unfair life was so I told her, "It ends up fair in the end. When you are grown up and a mommy you can eat dessert while your kids eat their dinners." She was pleased with my explanation. 

I had told a friend of mine and she thought it was unfair of me to do this... I had to remind her of all the times the kids eat the lollipops, ice-cream, and other treats while we are left watching them. 

2. Messy room... While I try to keep the living room straightened, I say try because it seems to be impossible at times, I don't have to keep my room clean. I know my hubby would appreciate it so I am going to work on it, but my mommy and daddy are not going to come over and look at my room. If I have the rest of the house looking decent they don't even know the jungle that is my room. I have stacks of papers and "stuff" on the dressers that are like trees, I have a river of clothes stretching from one door to the next, and I have hills of crumpled blankets and sheets on the bed. Occasionally, I have two little monkeys swinging from my husband to me as we lay like rocks refusing to believe that it is 9am on a Saturday. 

3. Ok, so we are all adults on here... well at least I am. Thus the choice of this blog post. One thing I think it best about being an adult is sex. There I said it.... I am married and God created it to be something awesome between a husband and wife. I do find it funny that it is faux paux for  a wife and a mother to talk about sex publicly, while at the same time it is all over tv, magazines, and other sources of media. I just know that someone might become angry or think this is inappropriate but I think it so extremely appropriate. In a marriage sex is fun, relaxing, and builds intamacy... well at least for me it is. 

Lol... anyone remember this? 

4. Choices... As an adult I can make choices that I couldn't as a child. I can say no to an adult. I can decide to not play with someone who is mean or doesn't share. I can choose what to study, if I want to study. I can also choose to spend my money on toys instead of saving. Some choices might be better for me than others but I am the one making them. 

5. As an adult our bodies are still changing. We begin to get aches and pains from what seem like random things. We also get hormone rushes... but I am so so thankful that the hormonal changes and rushes of the teens is over. At least now I am able to recognize them as what they are. I don't know who had the bright idea to shove all the hormonal children together in classrooms, that is just a recipe for disaster. I know some very brave men and women who would not want to be anywhere near a  junior high or high school. Those were some of the most confusing and frustrating times of my life... there was way too much drama and I wasn't confident enough in myself to just ignore or stop talking to people. It don't want it to sound like I didn't like anyone and didn't have fun but at that time I had the emotions of a child, the hormones of a teen, and the body of an adult. Puberty sucks. Too bad it wasn't like in HSM... breaking out in song and dance would have at least been more entertaining. 

6. Having children. When I had my older daughter I was not an adult. According to the law I was but in maturity I was nowhere close. I was truly blessed that God helped me through and helped me to mature and become the woman I am today. I enjoy being a mother so much more now, as an adult, then I did then. I don't have as much anxiety about "screwing her up" as I did then. I am so blessed by my two beautiful daughters.

What are your favorite things about being an adult? 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

You know you’re a Mom when…

Mama Kat's weekly writing prompt exercise...

I woke up in the middle of the night with the baby screaming. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. When I went to pick her up I realized that she was drenched in sweat. I stumbled around for the light switch so I could see better. Why was she sweating so much? Is she sick? I was obviously still half asleep because it took me a minute to realize that I was dripping with sweat also. Yup, the A/C is still broken. I had hoped that they had fixed it but that is clearly not the case. I ran around the house trying to find things to cool her down. Now that she is back asleep I can't fall asleep. Boo!! 

Well at least this gives me time to catch up on my blog. I know how you all just can't go on with your day until you are blessed with my writing (Sarcasm)... lol. 

You know you're a Mom when... 

  • You get songs from Nick Jr. stuck in your head... "It's time to eat.. yeah.. yummy yummy.. time to eat... yeah.. in my tummy"- Yo Gabba Gabba
  • You use baby talk intermittently when talking to adults. "Then I had to go make her a baabaa." 
  • You start calling your mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, even without the kids around. 
  • You don't even realize the stains and hand prints on your clothing. 
  • You think sleeping until 9am is sleeping in.
  • You can't hold a conversation without bringing up your children. 
  • You are listening out for little foot steps and crying when tying to get your Marvin Gaye on. 
  • The person who is stumbling around, throwing up, and talking gibberish with a bottle in hand isn't your BFF.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Father Always Said...

One of Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompts was to share a lesson you learned from your Father that still sticks with you to this day.

As soon as I saw this I knew exactly what to post. My father used to always quote one particular poem. One year he gave me and siblings picture frames that contained the poem. I kept it on my dresser for years reading it repeatedly, and now I have it displayed in my home. 

He told me this combined with one other quote... "Everything's Negotiable." 

His words had a great impact on my life. I learned to expect the most out of myself. I expect the most out of jobs. I expect the most out of people. But I think the biggest example of it's impact is with my daughters. 

I set the bar high for my daughters. I expect them to work hard, to be obedient, and for them to be self-controlled. They have always exceeded my expectations. Of course, if they don't meet the bar I am still proud of them. I think as a society we lower the bar too often. 

He also has helped me out of so many situations. I realize more and more that not "everything is negotiable", but if you treat others with love and respect then many more things are. For example, if a student that turns in all their assignments on time, pays attention in class, and treats the teacher with respect would have an issue turning in an assignment, that student would be given more grace than a student who didn't turn in assignments on time, were distracted in class, and were rude to the teacher. Often it is about communicating your needs and expectations to others. 
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