Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Bit of Me(me) 4/2/2011

I seriously need a break from blogging this week while I spent time with my family and enjoyed spring break!  This is the first time my husband and I have both had spring break at the same time in a few years.  It was kind of nice that our breaks were staggered...for a bit...but I do like that we can all be together.  It makes me super excited for summer when we'll all be off together and will be at the water parks and Great America.  I'm already counting down the days until Great America opens (on May 9th!) because I'm so eager to be able to go on rides with Peanut.  Last year I was pregnant or at home with the baby so I didn't really get to do rides.  And, just in case you thought maybe I overlooked or forgot that we're also going to Disney World, I so didn't forget.  I think about our Disney trip at least three times a day.  I love Disney and I'm so excited for that part of our summer.

Wait, I'm not supposed to be talking about spring break or summer vacation, this week for A Bit of Me(me) hosted by Danielle over at There's a Book, I'm supposed to be talking about something I would change about myself!

This week's question:
If you could change something about yourself, 
what would it be and why?
This is a mega hard question...is it bad that it's a hard question for me?  Honestly, I'm an optimistic person.  I'm so thankful for everything that I have and for the person I am.  Remember how I turned 30 last year?  And this year...in a few short months...*gasp*...I'll be 31?  I'm so okay with being 31.  I love who I am and while I'm not perfect and I recognize that, I know I do my best to be the person I want to be.

If I absolutely had to change something about myself though, I guess it would be my likeliness to get defensive about what others say about me or my kids.  I'm torn because I think I should get defensive about what I do for my kids and what other people suggest I do for my kiddos but at the same time I feel like I could be a little more gracious about it.  If your a mom, I'm guessing you have some idea of what I'm talking about here.  It's as simple as someone why your baby isn't wearing socks (he pulled them off) or why your son's cheeks are red (he was running around).  But I feel like people feel like it's okay to ask all sorts of questions about kids and what you're doing to help them or take care of them and it drives me crazy, really crazy, really easily. 

I'm not sure why it drives me nuts as easily as it does.  I know I do a good job taking care of my kids.  I like to do things my own way so I guess maybe it bothers me that people are stepping in because I feel like they are questioning me as a mother.  Like I didn't think about it or notice when I totally have thought about it or noticed whatever it is they're asking about.  It gets me all riled up just writing about it.  What do you think?  Is this something normal that all mothers feel or is it something I'm too sensitive about?  If I could reduce the defensiveness it brings out in me I would, I would want to be more gracious about handling questions and taking advice from others.
 

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