Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Blahs

I'm pretty sure I've got a case of the winter blues.  I just feel yuck and tired and blah.  While I've been doing the dailys and getting what I need to get done accomplished, I'm just feeling so tired.  Like I could lay down and sleep for a week straight!  Although I will tell ya'll that I am still doing well with staying up and getting showered before the kids wake up, and making them breakfast every morning.  About the breakfast thing,, I'm trying really hard to get them to like homemade oatmeal.  They are never excited about it though.  They did like the butterscotch oatmeal I made(I think because it was so sweet), but this morning I made apple cinnamon oatmeal and they wernt to thrilled.  I'm still gonna try a peaches and cream recipe.  The big container of oatmeal is such a better deal than the individual packets, thats why I'm trying it this way.  We've also been doing a lot of eggo waffles,, they really like those.  I have been thinking though of trying to make up a big batch of waffles and pancakes and then freezing them for easier access.  That would probably be cheaper than buying the Eggos.  We also do scrambled eggs a lot, thats Emmas favorite.  Believe it or not, cereal is their last choice. I think they got burned out on that earlier in life.  Anyone have any cheap easy breakfast ideas besides those? 

Anyways, back to the blahs,   I hate feeling like this.  I  normally force myself to put on a smile and be somewhat energetic for the kiddos.  I love them all so much,, even the ones that come here and arnt mine.  Every last one of them can always make me smile,,,some of them can bring me to tears to depending on how they are acting on certain days.  While I love what I do more than anything, sometimes being in the house non-stop with kids can become mind numbing!  Some days I feel like my brain is turning into mush with kid show theme songs.  If you guys could here the songs that are stuck in my head throughout the day,, well I'm sure you would have a good laugh.  Emmas favorite show right now is WonderPets......so quite often you will here me randomly shouting out,,,,,,Wonder Pets Wonder Pets were on our way....the help the bangle tiger and save the day........", that little Duck on there cracks me up with the way he talks..."this is serious" he always says,, but his r sounds are w's...   
Anyways,, deep down I know what I'm doing is important. I'm helping to shape these little one's minds.  I try very hard to make everyone happy and teach them the good values in life.  I often feel underapprechiated and sometimes wonder why I try so hard.  But I keep on and try to live my days like I have a audience.  I think what people do behind closed doors is important and I try to do my job like there is a hidden camera in my house that anyone could see what I'm doing at any certain time.  It helps keep me in check and makes me feel like I'm doing the best possible job that I can. 
I'm planning a small Valentine's day party for next Monday.  Were all excited about it... I'm trying to think of some simple crafts and projects that everyone can do,, its a little hard with the age group I've got here.  I know were making heart cookies and were gonna make Valentines bags and most of the kids are bringing in Valentines.  I plan on reading some Valentines books I got from the library,,,gonna play some kind of game...I've still got some planning to do.  It should be fun though!

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

I know what you mean with the Blahs. I find myself having to battle them more and more lately and taking the time to cherish the moments with a roaring fire, blanket and book or a good movie or the beautiful snowy days cause I know before we know it, it will be blazing hot and we will be wishing for these days again, or at least I will! Something that also helps is invisioning the spring time, green grass, birds chirping, warm sun and kids playing outside.....

On the breakfast note, breakfast casserole and breakfast burritos are super easy, can be made the night before and popped in the oven. Something different without a bunch of extra work. I also like to have frozen fruit cups in the freezer (homemade) for the summer months, very refreashing for anymeal and quick to add as a side with and breakfast food. Just some ideas.

momto9 said...

ah yes the winter blues! I get it too:) I think it's the lack of going out for walks:(
The kdden camera idea is great...today I was thinking to go through my day so that if a friend was to stop by (this has happened a number of times!) then I would be able to relax and enjoy them instead of feeling guilty/embaressed by my awful way of taking life that day!

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