Day 2!

Y’all. I stayed up until about 2:30 am reading and researching ‘blogging‘ (that is such a fun word to me and I know I probably over use it but oh well) and how to be original and do’s/dont’s of the whole deal. Let me tell you. I am pretty nervous. I’m usually one to speak my mind and I know that everyone doesn’t always have the same views as me so I know that there will be varying opinions at times so I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for this! My hope for this blog is that I
am as open and raw as possible as a mama, sharing not just the good but the bad, the ugly and the real, real ugly. {I’m just gonna add some random photos since I’ve been looking through pics lately}

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Back when we were a sweet little family of three!

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I’m already coming up with ideas of things I’d like to share with my viewers/followers/strangers who stop by! I want to share about my kids and husband {because they make up a huge percentage of who I am} and how we do life. I want to share about things we use on a daily basis at home and out and about [check out that *menu bar*, my most fav products will be noted there!]. I want to share some DIY projects that I’ve done with the kids, that my mama does [she’s the master painter/distresser/crafter/beautifier of all things new and old], DIY things I’ve done that turned out to not be embarrassing in our house, and I’ve found several things on other blogs and sites that I hope to try in the upcoming months! I hope to share recipes that we love and enjoy and want others to do the same, because we love to eat good things so why not just document it as we make it?! I also want to share products that we love and use frequently, especially the things that make life a tad bit easier [again, *menu bar* = products & places we love!!]. I plan {NOT} to share about cleaning and organizing because I do not have that figured out in the least and I’m still searching high and low to find a plan that works for my family <<<—- tips and suggestions for this may kindly be placed in the comment section!

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Enough sharing about what I want to share in the future. Let’s talk about the here and now. Boy am I tired! I really don’t have much to talk about or know what to say because I’m just getting started so we’ll just go with the flow, if that’s okay? Remember that I’ve got three kids so they will likely be the topic of the posts.

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M aka Thing 2, after eating Ravioli

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O aka Thing 3 getting a sweet little nap in!

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C & M playing in the mud last week!

Being a parent has really taught me some pretty big lessons. You learn to embrace things that didn’t matter so much before …bedtime in particular, I do not know why I thought staying up until 2am was a good idea… You have to learn to love the messy, cluttered house {Sorry, Migi!!}. You have to learn to overlook the 4238 tantrums that happen before 9 am, UNLESS the child is putting himself at harm [throwing his head back against the iron bar stool in his booster seat or falling straight back onto his head when you set him down on the floor are two great examples] and then you DIY a head rest for the bar stool and assist in the falling out tantrum by gently guiding their head to the ground. You have to embrace the fact that the baby only wants to be held and will scream and cry until you hold him and probably for several minutes after you’re holding him just to remind you not to put him down again! You also have to embrace the fact that you probably will not get another decent full nights rest for the next few decades!! Or eat another meal without participating in a food fight!! OR that you don’t get to take a full shower by yourself and have to choose which kid to bring with you [thankfully, Mr. C aka daddy-o, has really stepped up the bathing game and gets the older boys almost every single night].

<Changing back to first person> I know for a FACT that I was not as calm and collected with C as I am with M & O [I’m trying to decide whether or not to just call them “Thing’s 1, 2 & 3”][Also, I’m still not *really* that calm and collected, it’s a major work in progress]. I was one of the most stressed out people, getting upset over the tiniest things, not wanting him to embarrass me express himself boldly while we were out in public or at someone’s house. I regretfully feel as if I took away a lot of his last 6 years by micromanaging his every move and I do not want to do that with these next two. Yes, I want to raise well-rounded men that are respectful and opinionated and full of personality but I want them to do it on their terms with the guidance of me, their daddy & the rest of the village we have enlisted to help us raise our boys.

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Mama & #3

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Mama & #1 about 3 years ago!

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Mama & #2 last fall

Every day I wonder, “Am I Good Enough For Them?!” The answer is YES! I was not given this duty (C will totally laugh when I tell him I put this word in my blog for the whole internets to see! Haha, I’m giggling about it myself, now!) without prior thought. I was CHOSEN, HAND-PICKED to be their mama. I’m who they rely on for way more than I realize. This mama job is definitely not an easy one, but it’s one I’d not trade for anything in the entire universe! Even when I feel completely overwhelmed that I’m outnumbered by THREE {three point five months in and I still can’t believe I’ve got 3 kids} I just have to keep on trucking … or pass one to two kids off to the nearest adult!

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Geeze, I know I said I didn’t know what to talk about but looky there. I can’t lie, I come from a looong line of talkers {LOVE YALL!} so I get it 100% honest! Just a reminder, though, I’m NOT a perfect parent. I do NOT have everything perfectly aligned in life. We breathe in, we breathe out. We try to get through everything as best as we can [except Kindergarten homework, that’s causing a lot of trouble lately and seems to be a lot like the Hunger Games] and sometimes there is a lot of yelling, sometimes there is not. As long as we know that we are all here for each other as a FAMILY at the end of each day then we’re doing allllright!!

3 thoughts on “Day 2!

  1. Marvin

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  2. Carrie V

    First of all, you said duty ????????? I do believe you’re really made to blog! I can (and have) learn so many things from you! Love you!

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    1. Megan Clark Post author

      Hahahaha! DUTY!! Even if I wasn’t meant to blog, I’m gonna do it anyways! Ha! You’re gonna be a great mommy to Baby V!!! Can’t wait to see you bloom into motherhood!

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