Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Today was a day that tested my patience as a mother, and while the last two days have been slightly hectic at work, motherhood is what's made my blood pressure rise - not the work trials and tribulations....
Xander, to say the least, has been a handful at home - and bless his teachers....also at school. And, in fact, probably more so at school. While he has mastered the toilet, a requirement to get up into the 3-year old class, he is now being disruptive, biting and saying bad words. (It seems as if he's outgrown the flushing his socks down the toilet phase of last month. I'd take that any day over this ridiculousness.) At home, while he doesn't bite us or say bad words, he is disruptive and managed to flood his bathroom last night by dumping all of the water in the tub OUT of the tub. We know this to be true because we still have buckets in our walk-in closet directly below his bathroom catching all those final (hopefully final) water droplets from 24 hours ago. Not my most favorite day of being his mom.
The last two weeks any time I've gone to his school to pick him up, I have a knot in my stomach. God, what did he do today?, I think to myself. It hasn't been good. I'm in an awkward spot. I have to praise him for his near perfect potty record but at that same time be angry and stern with him because he bit three kids. What's worse? What am I to do?
Upon returning home this evening, the day got better (insert sarcasm now). I guess our talk in the car about the serious repercussions if he didn't quit Twilighting all the kids at school must've given him some serious nervous stomach. He crapped his pants. And, I mean CRAPPED his pants. Chunky, carnitas style huge disgusting gross mess in his little scooby doo bikini briefs.
Exasperated and queasy as you can imagine, I am done with today, but I'm not done with Xander. I understand now as a parent how you can literally love your kids with all your heart but detest them at the same time. I don't think I'm a bad mother for feeling this way or admitting it. I think I'm a good mother for keeping it real. And, I love my other mom friends who keep it real too. Someone shared a Huffington Post piece on facebook more or less entitled, My Kid Turned Three and Turned into an Asshole. Yeah, mine too, but I love him and he's my asshole.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Last week I had the pleasure of supporting my good friend and fellow, SWM Laurie, president elect of the Junior League of Sacramento, as she modeled for Felicia Strati at Sac Fashion Week. Proudly, I am member of the Junior League of Sacramento, and Junior League was the monetary beneficiary of Sac Fashion Week. Laurie was not the only friend that modeled, actually several of my friends modeled, but Laurie personally invited me to attend and I was beyond honored and flattered. As I watched all of the great fashions strut down the runway, it got me thinking about my spring wants, which you will find below. In auditing my wants, I realized that I rarely yearn for clothes. I'm definitely a shoes and handbag kinda girl. Clothes and accessories are different. I never know when or where clothes and accessories will jump out at me. I love Nordstrom and Gap, but I also love Irene's Story, CAbi, Anthropologie and Krazy Mary's. Clothes, for me, are much more spur of the moment purchases though I never allow myself to go too crazy. I look at clothes as more investment pieces that I can use shoes and handbags to dress up, dress down and completely transform. But, as it relates to shoes and handbags, well, let's just say I keep a list. And, below is what you'll find on it for spring.....
Classic Amanda Hobo
If I were to buy this, a definite career investment piece but also a definite splurge. A LOT of convincing would need to take place in mind prior to purchase. But don't you love????
Cocoa Moss Cross Body
This would be a great casual bag. I think it would be great for family travel. I kinda want it sooner rather than later so I can bring it to Phoenix for spring training in two weeks. And, it's on sale. I LOVE that!
Known to be a super for a wood platform sandal since high school, I just can't pass these babies up. They're $100 right now, but I'm hoping they go on sale. THEN I'll buy them. These would be adorable with skinny jeans, capri denims and if I keep it up at barre, and get my legs looking HOT, shorts.
I LOVE these simple white tennies from Italian company, Superega. I can see me sporting these on a casual Saturday with denim cuffed capris a cute sweatshirt and a baseball cap. So versatile, and priced at $65, I'd probably get these even if they don't go on sale and while I have the white shown here, I'd also be interested in getting them in gray. Hmmmmmm.....
Foldable Calf Hair Ballet Flat
So I drank the koolaid and completely agree that Yosi Samra makes THE most comfortable ballet flats around. Completely foldable and TOTALLY travel friendly, I spied these little beauties that just whispered in my, "hello luva." And, at $69, I think they're super affordable compared to the super popular Tory Burch ones at $225. Truth be told, I'd like to get these babies for Phoenix too.