As you can see, I have taken a break from the blog world. Not intentionally, I just slipped out of the habit.
This summer has been a busy one and with traveling, a teething baby and getting ready for school, I have just been super overwhelmed.
I am still training for a half marathon that will occur the day after my birthday in September and I’m still cross training with Beachbody. This time using Insanity Max 30… Which is kicking my bum! ( I have posted some videos of my attempts at these workouts on my IG page @brookebradyhughes and my facebook page Brooke Brady Hughes) No judging!
I have also been trying to take more time out for my kids. For so long I had been so busy and just on the go. Going on vacation recently really opened my eyes and showed me the joy in my kids.
Granted, the attitudes and arguments are still there. The sleepless nights and picky eating didn’t go away, but I did notice one thing…these kids are growing up, fast.
My oldest daughter began swimming without floaties in the past month and she is actually a good swimmer. She has showed maturity in helping me with the baby and is really starting to take notice and learn more. This “taking notice” has also included dropping an F-bomb at the dinner table the other day. See, that’s when you realize that kids really do watch everything you do and hear everything you say! 😫
I also witnessed my 5 yo asking a boy to dance with her at a recent wedding we attended. It’s like she has noticed that boys and girls dance together. She was no longer satisfied with just dancing with her sister and girl cousins. I watched as she asked her older boy cousin to dance several times and he shyly declined. I tell you, it broke my heart that she was unable to understand why he would say no. (Don’t worry, I made him dance with her later.)
This incident made me realize that I am so not ready for her to grow up.
My 3 year old has finally entered the threenage stage. We though we had dodged the bullet until one day she woke up and the world as she knew it had ended. So, every day for awhile, we have been dealing with her attitude, opinion, tantrums and name calling. Her biggest put down is if she tells you that “you are a boy!” That’s when she is really mad.
She is still super cute and still loves being a princess, but she will go limp the minute you ask her to do something and will throw a fit if you ask her to eat spaghetti.
She is still my comedian though and will always try her best to get a laugh out of me.
My baby just turned 1! I’m still trying to figure out where that time went. As a mom (especially if you have more than 1 child) the baby years are kind of a blur. You’re just so busy trying to keep them alive while dealing with your other kids, you don’t seem to have a lot of time to “cherish the moments.”
He is all boy! This kid loves balls, anything with wheels and he will automatically follow around any boy he sees. He loves music and to dance. At the wedding we went to, he literally danced from 4pm to 10pm any time the band was playing.
These kids have been my whole life for 5 years. Becoming a mom has been the best and most exhausting thing that ever happened to me.
I’m frustrated 89% of most days and have learned that I am the least patient person I know (I’m working on this).
We yell, we cry, we don’t sleep.
It doesn’t sound fun or exciting and most of the time it isn’t. But, we keep on going and do have some great fun days in between.
My oldest will be entering kindergarten in a few weeks. We decided not to homeschool her this year. Our personalities are just not good for working together. It was too stressful for both of us and as much as I wish I could continue to homeschool, I know this is for the best.
I am both excited and nervous for her to go to school. I feel like I’m losing my baby a little bit, but I am excited to not have the stress of trying to teach her while she refuses to listen to me.
I have high hopes that this is going to be a successful year. I have so many goals, my head might explode, but, I will just take one day at a time.