The Mommy Line

The Mommy Line

I guess this is how it will all begin…in the Mom Line…… Before I address what exactly the Mom Line is, let me tell you a bit about myself.

I have blogged off and on for the last 6 -7 years. I would like to think that I have a lot of time to do it, but reality is, I do, but every time I think I have the time to sit and type, a kid needs me. Tis’ life when it comes to motherhood, I guess.

I started blogging about funny things my oldest daughter used to say, not so much for anyone to read other than her one day. It’s hard to remember all the little cute things she used to do, so reading it makes me remember why i love her, because this whole tween stage she is going through, makes it really difficult for me to remember why i do in fact love her!

Anyways, I have 3 different blogs other than this one, and while I would love to share them with you, I am considering leaving this blog anonymous, because I anticipate getting really personal, and I’m honestly not quite ready for my friends and family that don’t know certain things, to know those certain things. I would like to think of this as my personal journal, but for the entire world to eventually see, maybe. If not the whole world, at least someone else can indulge in my craziness and feel more normal about themselves and know they aren’t alone.

I have 4 children, 5 if you include our sweet baby in heaven. I went into labor in my 2nd trimester, and she just wasn’t quite ready to be outside my womb. I am married and have been for 13 years. It has been trying and a complete roller coaster, but life would not be the same without him, and I know he was put on this earth for me. Let’s not get all sappy, but trust me, once I’ve given you the details on this crazy life of mine, you may just congratulate me, because it HAS NOT been easy. I was told I should write a book, but guess what??? No one wants to read a book about a person they don’t know, that isn’t famous, so blogging it is, and I don’t anticipate many folks reading this, so, an online Journal I will call it!

Back to the Mom Line thing. As stated, above, I have weighed my options as to writing a book, and decided that blogging would be my best option. I love typing/writing, and I am hopeful that journaling my days and triumphs and tribulations over the years, will be beneficial to someone, anyone. I titled this The Mommy Line simply because I plan on typing/writing while I sit in the Mom Line each day. The Mom Line is the line I wait in to pick up my son from school. I get him in the car about 3:15, but I get in the line at 2:00. Why you ask???? Well it’s simple really. My two oldest are at two different schools that get out at the exact same time and are about 7 minutes from each other, pending traffic. If I wait any later than about 2:15 to get to my son’s school, I am about 20-30 cars back and I won’t get him in my car until about 3:30, which in turn leaves my daughter waiting until after 3:30 to be picked up. Does it really matter? Probably not. Am I the only parent that has a kid at both schools? Definitely not. Am I going to continue to sit in this stupid line for over an hour? Absolutely. Occasionally, I have to get the baby out and nurse him, but most days him and the toddler take a nap, so it’s my quiet time. What better time to write a blog, right?

The days you don’t get something new, will most likely be those days that I had to get him out and nurse him instead of him taking a nap. I can’t promise something every day, but I am going to try. I am a super busy lady and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are jam packed. Tuesday we have back to back dance classes and soccer practice, Wednesday is another dance class, and Thursday is Tumbling.

I am trying to be the best mom that i can be, and while i know i am not the only mom that has a packed schedule and stories to tell, I’d like to think that something I say at some point will help someone who doesn’t have the ability to write it down. From deployments, a separation, an affair, baby loss, finding a church home, moving from the town you love back to the town you grew up in, quitting a career to run your own business…….we’ve kind of dabbled into multiple situations… I leave you with that….continue reading tomorrow if you wish, because I can assure you, I hope for it to be interesting. Today, I am cutting it short, because as mentioned prior, hungry baby, and an ill, naked toddler.  She does have a diaper on……she was dressed 5 minutes before it was time to go, but she didn’t want to wear what she was wearing and didn’t want to go get her bubba from school. I am assuming in her head, that taking her clothes off and throwing a tantrum in the chair was enough for me to say okay, we won’t go anywhere, but can’t leave my kid standing at the school…..not sure that would be good for the whole “mom business.”

Until next time, I leave you with no words of wisdom, because I don’t really have anything on my brain right now other than, I have to pee, the baby needs a boob, and the toddler has FINALLY gone to sleep, and I still have an hour in the car!

Pray for me!