My Journey Through Postpartum and Life After I Kicked It's A$$!!!

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I have been sick for over a week. This has not been fun.  I think I made myself sicker by freezing my ass off at Legoland. But like I said before, it was so worth it.  This week has been full of cancellations.  Lunches, sessions, Dr appointments, etc.  I hate canceling.  It makes me feel like a flake.  But really, I can’t stop my nose from dripping (or bleeding) or coughing like a barking seal.

I learned a bit about myself this weekend. That I’m still such a kid at heart.  I am a chicken when it comes to anything scary.  I have a wild imagination so I don’t need to add to it by watching scary movies or going on crazy rollercoasters.  But this weekend, I went out of my shell as I have been allowing and making myself do… and venturing to do new things with my husband and daughter.  I don’t want to be the “no I don’t do that mom.”  When I went on some of the rides with O, I saw pure exhilaration on her face like, “dude, my mom rocks.”  I can’t say I was a fan of my insides flipping upside down… but I sure was a fan of her squealing, smiley face.  That little girl is so brave.  She surprises me.  For sure… for sure… for sure… I thought she would be screaming (in anger) and crying telling us to get her off… but nope… she wanted to ride the rollercoaster over and over again.

Going to Legoland was cool too.  Why? Because now we have a little edge against O on the “BATTLE OF THE EATING.”  She couldn’t ride most of the rides on our trip to Legoland prior, but this time she was above the 36in mark so was able to ride some of the more exciting rides.  We had to walk out of the ride that she needed to be 40in.  So that gave us the edge.  Ahahahahaha.  We said, “see O, you gotta eat your food and veggies so you can get taller to ride these even more crazy rides.” Yahoooooo!!!!

I’m growing.  Every day.  I love watching her craziness.  Oh yeah… yesterday I got my first, “I JUST HATE YOU.” It was surreal.  Comical. But I had to lay down the law and put her on her “thinking chair.”  She hates the thinking chair.  So I asked, why I deserved that comment.  She said, because I turned off the TV without her permission.  Oops.

But later at night when it was just the two of us in bed, she stroked my face, hugged me, and gave me a kiss on the forehead and said, “Momma, I will never ever say hate again.  I love you.  Sweet dreams.” Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Emotional rollercoaster.  I love that girl.

 

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We had a great weekend at Legoland.  It was our 6th Anniversary, so we took O with us to celebrate.  It’s been a crazy six years.  Lots of ups and downs, but full of growth and life lessons.

It really was a great weekend.  I have been out of commission (even today) because I had the stomach flu starting on Thursday and now just a full blown-out cold with mouth breathing and night-time fits of coughing.  So sleep?  She and I aren’t friends again.  My whole household is sick.  Of course it started with the little munchkin bringing potent school ground germs home to share with her clan.  Great.  My dad, sister, husband, O, and I are all sick.  So far my mom is the only one who isn’t breathing hot air through her mouth because she can’t breathe through her nose.  But she’s coughing… so doesn’t look like she’s going to escape.

We stayed at the Park Hyatt Aviara.  It’s great there.  And if you have kids, it is pretty convenient to go to San Diego for SeaWorld or the zoo… and a hop and a skip away from Legoland.  I got the best massage from a girl named, Mia.  Oh how I miss her.  She was seriously beyond amazing.  #1 massage ever.

I had to make a deal with myself when I started school.  I was never crazy about school as an undergrad because at that time, school had no direction for me.  Once I started nursing school, I became a bit of a nerd.  Overachiever.  It made the journey not so fun.  As I got older and continued school, I realized the A’s are amazing and gratifying… but I can’t have my life suffer just because I’m in school.  So I have to balance my self-needs, my wife duties, my household duties, school duties… and now mommy duties.  I come to learn that it is extremely difficult to be in school with a 3.5 year old in the same household.  Study times are not the readily available to me nor are quiet times.  Haha. I so give it up to any parent that is trying to continue school with children. Single parents even more so.  Kudos.

So if I want to enjoy my life and not be a raging lunatic to my husband, O, and family… I need to be okay with receiving average grades.  Of course I am not deliberately going to try to get Bs… but you get the drift. I refuse to miss a beat with my daughter because of my own goals.  That would be selfish.



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