I don't know if anyone will actually read this or not. I became inspired to write this after reading the hilarious blog Rants From Mommyland. I had been having one of those crazy days where the kids wouldn't nap, and when I went in to check on them there was baby powder all over the surface of everything, an entire container of baby wipes emptied onto the floor, and clothes pulled out of the drawers. I finally got them in bed in the evening, and was absolutely exhausted.
So, I did what most tired moms do. I poured a glass of wine, sat down on the couch & logged onto Facebook. I'm not sure which friend it was now, but someone put a link to the RFM site, and I spent the next hour laughing until I cried. The hubs got home from work, and looked at me like I'd lost my mind. I tried to read him a few lines, but I don't think it was quite as funny to him. I decided then & there that I should just start my own blog, and have the freedom to write what I wanted to write about motherhood, life, love, etc.
Well, here's the scoop: I am a 30-something mom of two toddlers. My son (I'll call him The Calm One) is almost 3 and is one of the sweetest, boys ever created. He definitely has his moments, but he's usually pretty well-behaved. My daughter (I'll call her Princess Sassy Britches) is 18 months old, and is a diva in training. She has loved to dress up since she was less than a year old, and has to always have some type of purse, bracelet, hat, etc. She has no fear of anything, and that scares the crap out of me. I stay home with them, and it's been quite a trip so far. The hubs is a cross between a computer nerd and a rockstar. This is a second marriage for both of us, and despite what statistics may say, we're pretty happy with our little life.
And then there's me... I've started couponing to save money, but I'm not as good as those people on TV. You know, THOSE people. I have a stockpile. It consists of 2 bottles of BBQ sauce, and 6 boxes of spaghetti. I'm getting better; over the last two weeks I've saved $47 using coupons (mainly on above-mentioned BBQ sauce & spaghetti), and I figure that's a week's worth of gas, so I'm doing something right. I just finished my Masters degree in Education, and we all know what that means... I'm jobless. But, that's fine. I'll stay home with my kids until I find a job, which in this economy will probably be after they graduate from high school anyway.
So, that's my way of welcoming you to my little corner of the world. I hope you'll stick around and let me know what your corner is like, too.