Parenting

My Baby’s Tastebuds….


I have to admit that some days his after school snacks are a break between healthy and unhealthy…… I hate to say unhealthy because he does have a variety of all of the food groups….. We are ALWAYS RIPPING AND RUNNING with his activities and cooking at home is ummmm….. like a 2 day a weekk thing! This boy has something to do EVERYDAY of the week literally…..

I do know that we are cutting out the bread…. well at least he can have bread twice a week but that is it…. He eats tons of fruit…. tons of Gatorade… tons of SPECIAL K Products and even a great deal of protein bars….. However, Wish I had the money to just build a chain of gyms for kids….I know that I would make a killing because at least 85 percent of kids in AMERICA is overweight – INCLUDING MINE!

Crazy thing is that he is in shape like he weighed like a skinny kid….

From martial arts…. he is alright… From soccer..he is alright… From baseball…he is alright… From basketball…he is alright..

I should have went ahead and signed him up for swimming – I know that would have SERIOUSLY helped us both shed some pounds….

Just even THINKING about putting this boy in another activity gives me a panic attack! LOL – It is just plumb exhausting and in a minute… His part time nanny will become his mother because I am tired!

It isnt too late but who wants to pay $300.00 for yet ANOTHER ACTIVITY! I already have to buy another instrument for this kid….. I tell him that he costs too much and needs to get a job… His reply is mom I did ask you to work but you said that I am too youn! UGGHH….. ” HUSH IT BOY ”

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Inspiration

Bitter / Sweet Olympic Moment –


I personally feel that it is indeed a CRYING SHAME that people around the world…near and far could not “tame their rude and racial” comments towards this LITTLE GIRL.

It is amazing how she is only 16, she is the youngest to win gold, the first african american to win gold, the first black to win gold, the youngest olympian winning gold – and people STILL found something negative to talk about!

While people are talking about Gabby’s hair…her and her mother is cashing in on checks, tv appearances, marketing deals, making history, publicity for all of her FUTURE projects, taking photos to be featured on Kellogg’s and Wheaties boxes, being happy, sponsorships, free college scholarships and being nationally known for something POSITIVE!

Either the world is genuinely getting worse and they are that rude and evil IN SPITE of the positivity that they see and hear or it is indeed because she is black. PICK ONE ALREADY!

A big kuddos to her family for supporting her dreams at a very early age and being there for her in spite of what it took to achieve her dreams! For two years, her mother allowed her to live in another state so that she could have a better opportunity to be in London and it paid off!

Nonetheless, whether she is black, poke a dot, indian, asian, red, yellow, green or blue…NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY what she earned truly in front of the WORLD!

Parenting

Toodles!


Welp…. my baby is going to yet another camp for the summer and he is excited AND SO AM I!!! This is the first year that he has been to so many camps but it has been good for both of us…. Alone time for myself and he started feeling more independent….. The only thing he stated was …Mom just dont leave me at a camp for more than 2 weeks! LOL Which I would never do…. because I already know that we BOTH would miss one another way too much!

Sending my son to camp during the summer provides him with chances to expand  his skills, make friends and experience unusual opportunities.

I swear to goodness that I SO LOVE AND ENJOY being a parent to this little boy! He has his days of course but so do I!! LOL This has been a challenging 2012 for us both and we have managed to get through it.. thank you Lord…

 

Anyway……school starts in 3 weeks and we both will be having an extended vacation….. Fall baseball starting… Swim Team, Band and of course Soccer!

Parenting

Wow – Really?


Okay my son LOVES watching and playing soccer and after seeing this, I said oh!!! I see why America is the ONLY  country that calls this sport FOOTBALL and not SOCCER !

 

I think that I would jump out of my seat in a stadium if I saw something like this happen to my son! GEESH….. These guys certainly are not displaying role model behavior!

 

Parenting

From 4th Grade to High School!


Umm… as a parent to an almost 10 year old little boy – usually parents WANT their kids to stay young or at least desire to watch their kids “grow gracefully” right? Welp, that used to be ME! My son had his little mini field trip today to his new school since he is entering into 5th grade for the upcoming school year and he just seem so much OLDER and a tad bit wiser for his age. Nonetheless, “at this very moment” I wish that he was getting ready to enter into high school. YIKES… I never thought that I would say that phrase “before it was time” seriously…

Do not get me wrong…. my son is NOT a bad kid – although “lately” I have indeed wanted to choke him and hold him down too many times due to his irritating behavior and moods. Yes he is a boy and going through things and I am almost even scared to think that he is dealing with early puberty stuff….. UGGGHHH that would so not be fun! LOL But hey, even though that talking session about how his body is changing should be a Father and Son conversation – we are so close that I am sure that it would not even freak / scare my kid out.

Point of this current R – A- N – T is to say that as a single mom I want him to get to the 9th grade so that I can stop being Super Mom and running and flying between soccer – baseball – band practice – no more taekwondo classes – taking a break via basketball and just sit down for a minute.

You see the photo ABOVE! That is how busy and CRAZY me and my son’s life be ” MOST DAYS”…… LOL He is on his way to music practice carrying his tenor saxophone in his baseball uniform because he is coming from baseball game!

I figure if he is older then I do not have to be Wonder Mom! A great deal of thins that he is participating in can be done maybe STRICTLY at school and if not – I can just have my baby in 1 outside activity!

Overall, I dont mind but seriously all of the activities that I mentioned are the things that my son does OUTSIDE of church

My son then is very active within his own church! LOL – The children’s ministry at this church is SUPER  SUPER  “duper” A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  My son participates in 3 weekly activities strictly for boys. Yes it may seem like a great deal but him being a boy and being taught by Godly Mentors are indeed PRICELESSS!

So that is also why I run myself ragged…………but oh Jesus I am so tired because at this point I just may hire a part time Babysitter / Nanny / Driver to assist me! I am so indeed serious! So I give a big HUGE shout out and big applause to all of the Single PRODUCTIVE Parents as well as the Mothers who are married but still feel like they “are single” when it comes to taking care of the kids!

Did I mention that there is a baseball game tomorrow, a soccer game and basketball on Saturday and a 3 hour baseball tournament on Sunday evening?

Parenting

Another Soccer Story!


Another Saturday of freezing in the rain while the wind blows and we as parents look at one another and ask ourselves why have we NOT pulled our kids off the field!

The kids seem to NOT be freezing at all but they are only focused on getting their warm – ups in before the game starts. Really kids? >> LOL 

I love the fact that we as parents want to keep our kids involved and the coaches want to instill values like TEAM – WORK but it is like 40 degrees WITH RAIN AND WIND.

Nonetheless……. the kids played the whole game – I prayed that he wouldn’t become sick…. and as soon as the referee called the last 5 minutes of the game- it was time to go! No time for pizza, snack, drinks or candy! Let’s just go!

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Then I was saying to myself – why am I praying for my son NOT to get sick when I was able to PREVENT it along with the other 10 parents sitting here in the cold complaining! Sometimes it is not about praying – it is just using WISDOM and Saturday ummmm…..

I went back and forth with it! GEESH – where was my brain – wisdom and discernment through this crazy soccer game?

Oh by the way – the kids won if that made a difference!

 

Parenting

39 Degrees and Counting!


Yes it is indeed freezing people…. Welp…it was the first day of Soccer yesterday evening and it was snowing…the wind was blowing and the temperature was VERY brisk!!!

Try the low 30′s!!!

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I cannot believe how big my son is getting and has been playing soccer 3 years straight with FULL comittment!!!

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David Beckham plays a competitive match for Los Angeles Galaxy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

He wants to be better than David Beckham!

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Everytime I get a complaining moment..I remind myself that I rather be ripping and running via his activities rather him not having the desire to do anything…
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However…being out of the house 6 days a week is HONESTLY a tad bit toooooo much!!!

Regardless via being a Single Parent or not but with only me doing everything, it does take me into overload as he has gotten older.
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Kids running around with coats and hats on was a cute…funny and weird visual….

They play and practice in the rain and snow unless it starts thundering or lightening….things continue!

Welp it did neither but it just had snow flurries with COLD wind and the ONLY people who complained about the weather was us parents!!!

Yup!….the kids were great! LOL

Honey….. I see that the weather is acting a tad bit bonkers right through here but with baseball and soccer and ME …I dont know how well that will work being outside in this cold!