Thursday, December 19, 2013
So yea kill supermom and those of us who strive for it. But even striving to do the best you can can end up an epic fail. Trying to save money and make the holiday's more about giving and love and less about dollars spent, I set about making snow globes as gifts for teachers and grandparents. I waited too long to order cute little figurines off the internet and my first excursion to Michael's proved this project was going to be difficult. Normally my mom would be there to help, she's Martha before Martha made it big. And she could have directed me to the perfect thing, but this project I am flying solo. The sales ladies were no help and offered more of what wouldn't work but no ideas on what might. I left pretty devastated and feeling lost. Next up I tried a local craft store and found more luck. Even found the glycerin to make the glitter fall more slowly. I found cute little candy cane swirls, snowmen, and trees! Perfect little scene so I thought. I set about making these which took several days as the glue needed to set at each stage that when I had them all lined up looking great, I smiled and said I did it. It worked! Maybe just maybe I could create something on my own and I couldn't wait to show them off. I even sent one to a grandparent as the twins celebrated the holiday early with them, so confident it would hold up. HA! Well they didn't. Those dumb tree's were metal and rusted and turned those beautiful snow globe scenes into dirty nasty sewer water. So here I am no gifts for their teachers and embarrassed to call papa and say just throw it away. My mom knows why, would have stopped me given the chance. I would have been frustrated but knew she was right and we would have gone back to the store and tried again. Before I ruined 12 cute mason jars and a boat load of tiny snowmen and and candy cane swirls. So today I quit. I will try again for supermom status but today it's enough already.
I started this blog in order to capture the moments that fly by as a mother of twins +1 + 1 one more! However, it seems it has become a tool for me to reflect on the changes motherhood has brought and a window into the world as I see it. So as much as this will be about the twinning lifestyle it is also about a girl and her journey into the realm of mama and everything that entails. The name of my blog is inspired by my oldest son, who for his entire third year of life started every thought, question, and statement with; 'hey mama, guess what?! It has been an interesting experience having a 2 singletons AFTER the twins. My husband and I appreciate things in a totally different way and are constantly caught off guard at how different it is. Nutrition has become a passion of mine and I am learning more about the how's and why's of eating cleaner. I have lived in New York City, Chicago, and now we have settled (for the time being anyway) in Cleveland. We are exploring this new city and that is always an adventure. I love to travel and am a bit of a foodie. This is my diary of sorts to hold onto the moments that go by way too fast when we forget to stop moving.