Blogging is a strange and wonderful thing. Over the years, I recognize many of the same names commenting on posts or sending me emails with questions or concerns. All from people I don’t know. Yet, I feel like I know them. I feel connected to my readers, like we are all friends.
It’s the same way when I read some of my favorite bloggers. I feel like I know them, yet I’ve never actually looked at any of them eyeball to eyeball.
Whether we’ve met in person or not, I feel connected to you. And sometimes, I just want to chat. I don’t want to write a formal post explaining why turmeric is good for you or talk about a recipe. I just want to chat to you like I’d chat with my friends.
I had an urge to talk to you about regular things. Life stuff. So here’s my first coffee talk. If you like it, let me know and I’ll pop on here now and then with an informal chatty post. If it’s crickets around here, I’ll take the hint and call up my college BFF when I want to chat. 😉
I shared in my newsletter that Tim and I were able to go to the Dominican Republic last week with some friends for an adults-only vacation. Yes, I missed the kids, but WOW. It was fantastic to have four lovely days of beach time with no little people to watch. I read a whole book from cover to cover! Coming home to freezing cold weather and spring time snow was miserable.
I wore this Stitch Fix dress I got in my last Fix as a cover up and the bright bag is from Stitch Fix, also. I’ve been slacking on sharing my latest Fix and I’m not sure why because it was a great one. Please let me know if you really miss my fashion shares, but lately I’ve lost my mojo for those posts.
Mourning Nap Time
That’s mourning nap time, not morning nap time. As in, Luke is done. D-O-N-E with naps. He’s napped once in the last 10 days and that night he was so hard to get to go to sleep. He will doze if we’re in the car in the afternoon, but other than that, he made the transition to no naps pretty easily.
I shared this picture on the Happy Healthy Mama Facebook page last night. He sleeps with this many stuffed animals every single night. If we don’t put them all on his bed, he’ll be up in the middle of the night saying, “I don’t have enough friends!”
Holding on to the “Little” in my “Little Girl”Lately I get this feeling when I look at Meghan. She’s only 7 1/2, so I know she’s still got plenty of time in her little girl years, but I can feel them slipping away. She’s starting to act less like a little girl and more like a, well, teenager?
She’s rolling her eyes at me when I ask her to do things, being extremely dramatic about events that seem insignificant to me, and just acting plain sassy. Her behavior lately is totally out of character for her and I’m hoping it’s just a passing phase. I was actually so worried about it I emailed her teacher to see if she’d noticed anything different in her behavior at school. “Meghan is a teacher’s dream” is what it said on her report card, and her teacher responded to the email that she hadn’t had “one single issue with Meghan all year.”
I guess she saves all her sass for me. Can any moms of girls relate to this? It feels so personal that she’s well-behaved at school and then becomes Miss Difficult at home.
The Sibling MismatchMeghan and Luke’s Fashion Show, shared on my Instagram account.
Luke adores Meghan and wants to play with her, impress her, and keep up with her. Meghan doesn’t reciprocate the feelings. To be fair, Luke can be a little stinker. But Meghan gets so angry and fed up with him lately. I asked you all on Facebook a while ago if you had any advice about how to get siblings feeling more love toward each other, and you all recommended Siblings without Rivalry. I finally picked up a copy this week. Now to actually read it and not let it sit on my nightstand for months.
If anyone has any great advice about fostering a good sibling relationship, I’d love to hear it.
One more thing. Instead of Friday, I’ll be updating you on how the Move More Challenge is going on Sunday (since that’s the day I announced the challenge). I hope you are all getting more active this month!
Have a great weekend, friends! I loved this chat. 🙂
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