Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our outing to the Children's Museum

Yesterday was not a fun day. I'm going to be honest here and say that I felt lonely, depressed and really down. I actually blogged about it last night and then I deleted it. Everyone has bad days and goes through hard times but, I'm finding that it's much harder to feel down when you are a mom. See, I want to be fun. I want my kids to think I'm fun and I want my happiness to rub off on them. As the mommy of the house, it seems like my mood is the biggest influence around here and how I'm doing affects the atmosphere of our home. So, when I'm having a hard time, I start feeling even worse when I think about how it could affect our children.

Anyway....today is BETTER! Paisley woke up at her ideal wake time, 7am and I got a quick shower in before Jeremiah headed off to work. Judah, Paisley and I had breakfast together and then I got a few things done while she had her morning nap. After she got up, we got ready to head to the Children's Museum.

Getting out of the house these days is a ridiculously long process. First I fed Paisley. Then I put her in her car seat with toys so, that she was safe and confined. Then I took the dog out. Then I changed Judah's diaper and gathered our snacks, diaper bag, purse and camera. By that time, Paisley has pooped in her diaper so, once again I changed her. About an hour later than I planned, we were on the road. When we are getting ready to leave the house, I'm always wondering if it's really worth it. If I really think about it hard enough, I know that it is worth it and that it's just this season of life.

The Children's Museum was super fun. Judah loved, loved, loved the big semi-truck. He pretty much drove it the entire time we were there. He would get up and go look at something else for no more than 5 minutes and then he headed right back to that big truck.
At one point, he went and grabbed this big bear from the theatre area and he said that it was going to drive the truck with him. It was pretty cute.

 They also had some fun truck books and you know Judah loved that!
It was our first time there and I thought it would be stroller friendly so, I brought Paisley in the stroller. I'm glad I also brought the Ergo because it wasn't possible to push the stroller all around.

Recently I was talking to a lady who does work at a local shelter for girls that have been through some really, really hard times. She reminded me that we can never get too comfortable and we must always be able to see our kids. I think we all need that reminder because we can forget how important that is. At the playground, even if it's completely fenced, we should always be able to see our kids. I know that sometimes I just want to be able to have a conversation with another mom but, it's not worth it, if I can't see Judah. So just remember to not get too comfortable or laid back.

Now I need to go start dinner. I have a whole wheat pizza crust from Trader Joe's that I was thinking about trying out but, I also have a whole chicken that was thawing and needs to be cooked soon. Getting a whole chicken ready to be baked makes me almost turn vegetarian so, I think we'll be going with the Trader Joe's pizza for tonight!


  1. Judah looks so cute there going to drive the truck with the bear...I see he was having a super good time!

    Love, Mom

  2. I am a pretty cautious mommy. Sometimes I think other moms think I am crazy. I tend to avoid parks, especially now that I have three because they aren't always in the same place and so it is hard to see all three at the same time. I love the one fenced in, BUT what I don't love is that the structures are so big that there ARE lots of HIDDEN areas where you can NOT see your kids. It helps when you go with other mommy friends.

    So glad you got out. It can really, really help the blah feelings!


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