Spaz Attack

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hello y'all! How we all doing? Sorry I haven't written in here in awhile. I always feel like I'm going to lose my ten readers if I don't update regularly, so sorry, peoples! Just stick me with me, OK?

So I have nothing really to write about so I'm just going to type aimlessly and whatever I end up with, I will post. Sounds like a little fun experiment, huh?

Can I just freeze Tyler at this age? He says the cutest things all day long and cracks me up. Today we went to see the bubble show at the Discovery Center. In the morning while we were getting ready, Chase wasn't listening so I told him that he wasn't going to come with us to the show. Tyler heard me and said, "No, my brother LOVES bubbles." Oh, the way he said "my brother" and "loves" just melted my heart.

Chase is talking more. I can't say that it is clear, but I, being his mommy, am the only person to understand what he is saying. :) The cutest thing he says is "mommy," of course. And even cuter than that is, "Mommy, where are you?"

I can't say that I am the always the peppy mom. This morning, Tyler and Chase was calling me so many times. "Mom.." "Mommy.." "Mom..." "Mommy..." I was getting so aggravated that I said to Tyler, "Don't say mom in the mornings." I can't believe I said that to him!

Tyler has a play date with his girl friend, Natalie tomorrow. He told me he was going to marry her. When I looked shocked and said, "You're not going to marry me?" (because he has always said that he would marry me), he said that he changed his mind and he would marry me. Like I said, can I just freeze him please?

Friday is my presentation at church. Wish me luck. I pretty much know what I am going to say, and I just hope someone gets something out of it! So the presentation is about how to be your child's first teacher, academically speaking, but I felt that I needed to add this to my last page:

That you love, love, love him unconditionally.
TELL HIM that he is the perfect child that God sent to you.
Be that mom whose face lights up when you see YOUR child.
Be that mom who wakes your child up with a hug every morning.
Be that mom who laughs at every joke your child tells you (even if you don’t get it.)

I just thought about my mom when I wrote it. My mom always told us that we were the cutest, the smartest (what big lies. She was a great mom, but a big liar!), and that she was lucky to have us as her kids. When I look back, there is one thing amazes me about my mom. That is that she never compared me to anyone. Never. She has never said, "Why can't you be more like this person?" Never. You know, Claudia always got the better grades, but my mom never once said, "Claudia gets straight A's. Why can't you?" Never. You know what she used to say instead? She would say, "I know my kids and they all have different gifts." So, when I hear moms telling their child to be more like someone else (especially siblings), it makes me want to throw up. Also, another thing that makes me cringe is when I hear mom say, "Just wait till you have your own child." when her child has disappointed her." My mom said those same words, but she only said it when she was proud of me. She would say, "I can't wait till you have a daughter just like you so you will know how it feels to be this proud." She showed us every day that she loved us unconditionally. I think that is the most important thing you could teach your child so I felt the need to put it in my talk. Hopefully, they don't think it is too cheesy and throw up on me or throw tomatoes my way.

After the presentation, I'm full on getting ready for Korea mode. Then we leave on the 22nd. Wish me luck! I am excited about going to Korea but so scared about the boys at the same time.

Oh, and when I come back from Korea, I'm doing somewhat of a little experiment. I am going to sleep every night for at least 8 hours for two weeks and see how I feel. Maybe then I won't tell Tyler things like not to call my name in the mornings.

Bye! Bye! Good night! Off to bed I go...


Blogger alice said...

i love LOVE what you're going to share, cristina. i totally agree with the unconditional, ever present love giving to your child~ i was looking at bennett this morning and thought, dang. how did i get so lucky to have such a beautiful baby like him? =) thanks for sharing your wisdom. love you and miss you!!!

1:25 AM  
Anonymous susan said...

thanks for the post! you'll do great tomorrow!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

aww...thanks for the good tips from your mom. it totally makes sense and no wonder you guys are as happy and wonderful as you are! good luck on your presentation. and yes, 8 hours can do wonders. =)

12:17 PM  
Blogger Missy Krissy said...

sleep is so important!!! you have a tough job and you need to recuperate every night to replenish yourself! can't wait to hear the details from your trip to korea! i can't wait to go in july! make sure you buy a lot of cute stuff for yourself. korea has such cute clothes and accessories!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Cher said...

Hi Cristina! i can totally imagine you interacting with tyler & chase! i'm glad you guys are doing so well.

5:57 PM  

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