February 13, 2007

Misc. Thoughts

I had a wonderful time in Texas, and realized that I never posted about it. I always have so much fun with MSL. She is my best friend and we get along so well. It's so nice to have someone who you can be close to and depend on 100%. I had a blast playing with little Lucy. She is so dang cute and she liked me! I was so happy. It was a little bit hard being away from the kids, but I was glad to know that they were in good hands.

We've been considering moving to Texas for quite a while now. It would be wonderful to live next to my parents and MSL and her family. Our kids get along so well and it would be so wonderful to be that close to family and to have our kids grow up together. Housing is so inexpensive compared to Utah, it's amazing. There are a ton of pros to moving there. On the other hand we LOVE it here. There is just something about UT that we love. I know that it is completely different here than most places in the country, but we like it. We've made some wonderful friends here, and it would be really hard to leave them. DH also has family here and it would be hard to leave them too. So, it's a big decision and I hope we make the right one.

S has been having a hard time at school lately, especially since about Thanksgiving. He tells me that he hates going and that he's dumb and a bad boy. He's become very sad and this is so not him. He's a happy care-free little boy most of the time, so to see him this way breaks my heart. He hasn't gone to school for almost a week while we've been trying to decide what to do. I've seriously considered home-schooling him. I know I could do it, I just don't know if it's the right decision. I prayed about it a lot and prayed that I would also recognize the answer as to what I should do. That night all my dreams had S going to school. So, I took that as my answer. Tomorrow he's going back, but to a different class, and he's switching from morning to afternoon. We've tried to get him excited about this change and I hope and pray that it goes well. I guess if after a few weeks, if nothing has changed then I will pull him out and home-school.

Last week I started watching a little 2 month old, Maddox. His mom is a teacher at the kids' school, and had to go back to work. He's a cute little guy and pretty good most of the time. J & S have a lot of fun playing with him. Then, yesterday I had someone call me and ask if I could watch her little boy, Corbin who is 5 months old. I said yes. I know it's going to be a ton of work, but I love babies. The extra money will be really nice too. We really could use it. So, my life is changing quite a bit. I'm going from some days being all alone, to now having 2 little babies to take care. Should be fun and interesting. Corbin seems to be a pretty good baby. He has the cutest smile and hardly ever cries. I hope he's always like that.
And, last but not least. Why do adults get zits? I totally thought we were past that stage in our lives.


Nikkie said...

Poor little guy. I hope he starts to have a better time at school.

You must have your hands full with the two little ones. I often forget how much work they are until I'm taking care of one!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time. It's tough making these big decisions. I hope the right one will just come to you in the middle of the night.

Those babies are so cute. Have fun with them. I love that little baby stage, but I think one at a time is best. Two babies at once almost sent me packing! But at least you can give them back at the end of the day and get some sleep.

nikko said...

Hope you make the right decision! We would love to have you in TX.

Looks like you will be busy with those two little guys. :o)

txmommy said...

my goodness, it'll be like having twins!

BTW, my boat was defective :)

CHEL said...

I love that little baby stage... they grow up to fast!!! I hope you have fun with them. I'm sure it's a lot of work, but worth it!
I'm sure you will make the right decision. Sounds like you really can't go wrong moving though... and you can always stay in touch with the friends in Utah and meet even more wonderful people.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Much like twins for sure! What a good friend you are to take this challenge on though.

Zits? Well I know what you mean. I use AcneFree (the knock off of Proactiv) and it works great. And you can get it anywhere. Walmart is the cheapest.

I have a good life said...

Hey! We would love you to be in Texas. I wish you luck with S. It is hard to not know what to do to help your kids. If you did move here, we are taking apps for a marketing position that I think you'd be great for....it's not baby-care, but I think you'd like it!
As for the zits...I have really bad genes in this area. The only time I am completely clear is when I am pregnant! Go figure!

Suzanne said...

I know what it's like to try and make decisions that could be life-altering. Good luck in your decision.

I've had some of the same issues with my 6-year old. I think he'd be happier home schooling and I know I could do it, but I'm just not sure if it's the right thing.

You're right about the pimples, they really never go away. (Although I'm happy to say that at least it's better then when I was a teenager!)