Mommy’s Escape 6.0











{December 30, 2008}   FYI

Okay everybody I have some great news to let you all know of….

I got a new job!!!

Yeap, I start on Friday and I will be doing what I have done before – Property Management.

It is closer to home and more money and the hours are better.

Also……

I am going to be moving in 2 months!!!

My in-laws bought another house (well, my new father-in-law did) and the old house they are keeping but we are going to pay the mortgage on it which is cheaper than the rent I pay now! This is a villa with a backyard and all. We are going to seal off the patio and make that into a therapy room for the kids!!!

So far things are looking up!!!

You guys have been awesome in brightening up my spirits and helping me relax and reminding me to be positive and look at this now, things are getting better!!!

I’m doing my happy dance – you don’t want to see this but trust me, I am dancing a jig!!!

Okay…here you go…

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{December 29, 2008}   I guess I owe it to you

Since you all were kind enough to view my guest post at the Captain’s but were unable to see the pics seeing as the Captain is not at all technologically literate as he seems. (You would think he was with all those videos and cool banners and picture uploads but alas, he is not – Just a jab at you Captain, I have missed you and what is the best way to show someone you heart them and miss them? Well, by harassing them of course – it is all in good fun!)

Well here you go, here are the pics that you missed and please if you find it in the kindness of your hearts, do not be cruel or mean – Just find a way to get me on What not to wear or on Tim Ginn’s guide to Style!

Before kids (this is the picture I have on my license LOL – try and guess what age I was when I took this picture)

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After kids (I took this one at work seeing as I do not take any pictures of me)

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So there you have me in all my glory – another year will be added to this face in 10 days  – yeap, my birthday is the same day as the King’s birthday – ahhh, glorious 26!!!  I’m hoping that the idea of getting better as you get older is true because by the time I hit 30 I want to look like this

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As you can see I am not here right now I am at the Captain’s giving him a break seeing as he is so heartbroken that he could not visit family due to the weather. Poor guy lucked out of the family reunions that we all so deseperately seek and enjoy on the holidays.

So come by and visit me for a while and stick around. I know he will enjoy the company!!

Have a great one!



{December 26, 2008}   Spin Cycle: Secret Santa

Let me tell you about a wonderful mom who lives a similar life to mine.

Her name is Danette of Every Day Adventures. I don’t remember exactly how I found her but I am glad that I did.

She is a wonderful mom of 3 beautiful little boys – I have never seen such gorgeous smiles and shining eyes as on these little guys. These little boys are so special to her life just as mine are to me. You see, they have autism – yes, all 3 of them.

I love to read her blog because she writes about her life as it is, no sugar coating and no whining and complaining.

She is not afraid to share her life with the world and brag and boast about her children.

She is constantly updating on their progress and displaying pictures and videos.

This one is one that I loved to see. I loved to hear the boys as babies laugh and giggle.

She shows such pride in her family and in all that they do together.

She is a true inspiration to me as a mom and I hope that I am doing as good a job with my children as she does with hers!

Please stop by her blog and show her some love – she is worth the read!!!



{December 24, 2008}   Holiday Wishes

Hey everyone!!

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Holiday season full of lots of love, joy, and laughter.

Even though times are tough now and we are all facing things we never thought we would ever face, it is the season to put the stress and hard times to the side for a few days and focus on what is important, family and friends.

I am glad to be able to say that this year I have been blessed many times around and that is because I can add all of you to my list of friends and loved ones.

May all of your holiday wishes come true and many more to overflow your hearts!!

I heart you all very much!

(Please enjoy the picture by Princess below. To all of my Jewish friends – you would be proud, she knows how to play with dreidels!!)

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{December 23, 2008}   Autism Night Before Christmas

 Hey all, I just wanted to share this poem with you that I get every Christmas time. It says so much to the outside world about being an autism parent on Christmas and throughout the year.

Autism Night Before Christmas
by Cindy Waeltermann, Autism Link

Twas the Night Before Christmas
And all through the house
The creatures were stirring
Yes, even the mouse

We tried melatonin
And gave a hot bath
But the holiday jitters
They always distract

The children were finally
All nestled in bed
When nightmares of terror
Ran through my OWN head

Did I get the right gift
The right color
And style
Would there be a tantrum
Or even, maybe, a smile?

Our relatives come
But they don’t understand
The pleasure he gets
Just from flapping his hands.

“He needs discipline,” they say
“Just a well-needed smack,
You must learn to parent…”
And on goes the attack

We smile and nod
Because we know deep inside
The argument is moot
Let them all take a side

We know what it’s like
To live with the spectrum
The struggles and triumphs
Achievements, regressions…

But what they don’t know
And what they don’t see
Is the joy that we feel
Over simplicity

He said “hello”
He ate something green!
He told his first lie!
He did not cause a scene!

He peed on the potty
Who cares if he’s ten,
He stopped saying the same thing
Again and again!

Others don’t realize
Just how we can cope
How we bravely hang on
At the end of our rope

But what they don’t see
Is the joy we can’t hide
When our children with autism
Make the tiniest stride

We may look at others
Without the problems we face
With jealousy, hatred
Or even distaste,

But what they don’t know
Nor sometimes do we
Is that children with autism
Bring simplicity.

We don’t get excited
Over expensive things
We jump for joy
With the progress work brings

Children with autism
Try hard every day
That they make us proud
More than words can say.

They work even harder
Than you or I
To achieve something small
To reach a star in the sky

So to those who don’t get it
Or can’t get a clue
Take a walk in my shoes
And I’ll assure you

That even 10 minutes
Into the walk
You’ll look at me
With respect, even shock.

You will realize
What it is I go through
And the next time you judge
I can assure you

That you won’t say a thing
You’ll be quiet and learn,
Like the years that I did
When the tables were turned…….



Okay, what is it about kids that make you want to scream and hide?

Yeah, I am talking about my kids.

This weekend – albeit a not so chaotic one – they were driving me up the wall.
You see, Little Man is having this wonderful time of pretending to be any animal that he sees on TV and scaring the bejeeses out of his little brother Baby Boy. What child gets thrills out of making his 18 month old brother shriek?!? My son, that is who.

Princess has been after her box of crayons like you could not believe. You see, I put it away when she is done coloring so her brothers don’t get to the crayons and write on the walls. Well, I was feeling generous on Friday while her daddy went out and I let her color in her room while she watched a movie. No biggie right?…Well, she colored some wonderful holiday pictures and put the papers away, the crayon box, and thought nothing of it. Well, she didn’t pick up all too well and when Angel Eyes went into her room and borrowed a crayon that was inconspicuously hidden ON TOP of the toy box, he decided to paint the walls of my dining room different shades of orange and brown. Heck, at least it went with my decor. Needless to say she has been banned from her crayon box for a week so she learns to really pick up. (Our Christmas Tree is blocking the gorgeous paint job for now – yeah, it is in my dining room – so shoot me) Cruel? I don’t think so unless you are willing to come and paint my walls, then by all means, I’ll give her the box back!

Oh and yeah, the other exciting thing about my children is the fact that Angel Eyes and Sneaky Monkey have tag-teamed to destroy their room yet again. The carpet that they had previously ripped off the floor, torn the insulation foam to pieces and I wonderfully glued back down with piece of shit super heavy duty carpet glue guess what – they ripped it off again!!!! And the remaining foam was ripped into pieces as well causing a wonderful clean up job in between the strewn toys and toy boxes.

Let’s just say that Baby Boy and Tiny Dancer are not far off either. Baby Boy has been biting and biting like crazy. He only has 6 teeth (yes, he is almost 2 and only has 6 teeth – did you forget my kids are slow at everything?) and those darned things are sharp!!! And the grip he has – ugh!!! I screamed so hard yesterday my husband thought I broke a bone. Nope, not a bone but I think I might be missing some meat on my ass (yeah, that is where he bit me) not like you could notice anyways.

And Tiny Dancer – that little girl can cry!!! OMG!!! and her appetite – she gives my husband competition. I mean she eats literally every 3 hours and by the time 2.5 hours roll by she is crying for more. I added rice cereal to her milk to see if she would hold off, nope – just made her constipated which in turn makes her cry more because she can’t go and her stomach hurts her.

Oh well, at least they are cute and angelic when they are sleeping – if they ever fall asleep that is.

Okay, I’ll stop griping about them now and I’ll call my husband to see how they are doing because I am blessed to have them just as crazy as they are and as crazy as they make me.



{December 18, 2008}   Life can be cruel

Yeah, I know I posted earlier today but you are in luck you are getting 2 for the visit of 1!!!

Well, as you know I have been, well, not in the best of moods lately and I will tell you why.

You see, like I had told you all earlier, I traded in my vehicle for a new one in order to avoid the car payment because I needed the money and getting a new vehicle would afford me a month to pay instead of making that upcoming payment. Well, I was so happy until I got a call on Tuesday at 5pm stating that the bank was having an issue with my loan and asking for another co-signer. WTF?!?!?!? (Yeah, I used more colorful words than that – trsut me) I asked them why did they let me leave on a pre-approval when I had explicitly requested that if it was on a pre-approval, to let me know because I wasn’t going to take the risk. Now, I spent the money on the car payment for the vehicle I traded in and now there is the possibility that I have to get that car back and make that payment that is due in oh, let’s say, 2 weeks! Ended up being on Wednesday I had to go and turn it back in because they still had not heard back from the banks (yeah, they never ran my credit until Monday!!! and I got the car Saturday) and I wasn’t going to risk driving a car that is not mine. Well, we left it at if the bank calls back and all is well, then I will go back and get the car. Now in the mean time I need to figure out how I going to pull almost $500 out of my ass to pay the car that I was told not to worry about and use the money because the new car was mine. Yeah, life sucks!!

The worst of it all, on Monday Princess came home really sad, she didn’t want to play or talk to anyone. NOTHING! Well, at school at the playground Princess asked her best friend to play with her. Her best friend was playing with another classmate and guess what they said “No, we want to play with someone else” and walked away. Princess got sad but went to another friend and asked to play, the reply was “No, I want to play with someone else.” WTF?!?!?!?! When I heard this my heart sank!!! I couldn’t bare to see my little girl so sad. She told me the teacher tried to help but you know how cruel kids can be. On Tuesday morning she didn’t want to go to school because of what happened. I explained to her that she is a special little girl and whoever did not want to be friends with her would be sorry because she is a good girl and a good friend and not to worry. She smiled and went off to school. So far no more complaints but still, she had to go through something that no child should ever have to face.

There you have it my reason for being such a crab and not commenting on your blogs.

You still heart me?

Oh, I just had to add this to break the negative tone of this post – more funnies!



{December 18, 2008}   Spin Cycle Fridays: Name that Blog!

Well, I am actually writing this cycle because, well, I am loyal to Jen over at Sprite’s Keeper though there really isn’t anything interesting to say.

You see, Jen asked everyone to write why they chose the name of their blog.

Some are works of pure genious and have lots of meaning behind them.

Mine is simple and self explanatory : Mommy’s Escape 6.0

Explanation:

Mommy: Well duh, I’m a mommy

Escape: This is my place to escape from my life and my kids

6.0:  The number of children I have (Should I make it 7 to count my husband? Hey, I’m just askin)

There, that simple – shocking right?

If you want to know the reason behind many of the blogs that are on my blog roll, go ahead here to the Spin Cycle. It will be your window into the insanity of all that is blogging!!!



{December 17, 2008}   here

I’m not in a good mood today but I heard this on the radio this morning and I thought you might like it.

I hope to be back to normal soon. Can I say this month sucks?



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