It has been a while since my last blog. I don't think I was put on this world to be a blogger. I don't have the drive to keep up with it. I don't think my life is exciting enough to have a story every day to tell. Plus, I believe we all have stories to tell. Instead of reading page after page of what I'm doing, we should live our own lives. It is one thing to post photos and little anecdotes about what the kids are doing on Facebook or Twitter, it is another to write a four page report about every move we make.
For the past few months of being at home full time, I have begun to make my cocoon. I eat, sleep, work and breathe within these walls of our home. It is not sparkling clean, it is not 100% organized and it is definitely not the Cleaver or the Brady home. But, it is our home. I have tried to make it a place we want to be, where we can hang out and spend time. It is not just somewhere that we drop our things and go do other things. We are homebodies and we like it. There have been awesome Sundays where we never leave the house or change out of pajamas.
This is my little life and I like it. I am not sure what the future holds for the Dulas. Maybe I don't want to know what it holds. Maybe it could lead to too much wishful thinking. Right here and right now is all I am concerned about. It is all I have room on my plate for.
Soon I will no longer be PTA president for our elementary school. Thank goodness. It has ruled my world for the past three years. In those three years, so much has changed. Claire got her cerebral palsy diagnosis, she had spinal surgery, went to preschool and is now in kindergarten with an IEP. Alex got his ADHD diagnosis, started meds, had a grand mal seizure, diagnosed with epilepsy, figured out his meds to stop the seizures, and accepted into WINGS this year. All of it while very few were stepping up to volunteer to help out at the school. Being president meant that if no one does it then it is your responsibility. UGH. I did it for the kids, I really did, but the parents made it difficult to do it with a smile on your face.
I am starting to volunteer for the things that make me happy. I started volunteering at the school library. Being the daughter of a 20+ year librarian, I have the Dewey Decimal system in my blood. I love books and want to share that with the kids.
I am not the best mother out there, I am not the best couponer out there, basically I am not the best at anything in particular, so why should you read my blog. I have no wisdom to add and no great insight to put forth. I am filling the internet with words. Words said by others that don't need to be repeated. I am going to be there for my children, husband, family and friends but the masses will have to read another blog for entertainment and information about the everyday trials and tribulations of the All American Housewife.
Now excuse me, I have a load of laundry in the dryer and dishes in the sink.