Every Friday I feature my favorite bloggers from around the web. It’s been fun having house guests! I hope that you are enjoying these features as much as I am. I’d like to think they give you a chance to find some new and fabulous bloggers to add to your reading list.
I’ve gotten to know today’s featured blogger a little better through The SITS Girls, where we are both active in the forum as community leads. She’s sweet and genuine and often wears her heart on her bloggy sleeves. I just know you’ll enjoy meeting her! I’m sure many of you can relate to this glimpse into a regular morning in Andrea’s house.
Please welcome Andrea, from Good Girl Gone Redneck!
This morning we were all over the place getting ready for school.
It’s a rough thing, getting lunch made, breakfast eaten, coffee and Poptarts to go for the husband. It’s hectic. We trip over one another in the kitchen and I usually force him out. This morning he was a few steps behind me, sort of, and it worked.
Feed the dogs. One won’t eat, even though he was hungry and awake all.night.long.
The cats hover on the other side of the gate, forgetting that I fed them at around five this morning.
She dilly-dallies SO much, my daughter.
So many distractions.
The new couch.
Two days old and she is ready to sit in front of the television on said couch while eating every possible meal and snack in existence. And I, the mom that I am, am often ready to just LET her.
But not breakfast. No TV at breakfast time.
She doesn’t understand because sometimes her daddy turns on the news.
That isn’t quite the same as Phineas and Ferb, but it doesn’t register because these are his shows the way others are her shows and HER channel.
This morning she asked about five times.
Each time I told her no.
But she helped out today, getting herself her breakfast. It’s an interesting thing. And I’m totally okay with this. But every day she has frozen pancakes for breakfast. And almost every day they are frozen.
Yes. Frozen. You read that correctly. She likes to eat them frozen.
Talk about a lazy breakfast. You probably wonder what it is that takes up so much of my time in the mornings because of this, right? Well, lunch won’t make itself, ya know?
But I kid. She really wants them that way. Am I horrible for letting her? Often I try to make a mix. Some warmed up, some frozen. That makes her happy. But this morning they were all to be frozen. No plate required. Less clean up!
And as she traipsed around our living room with her half-eaten pancakes she got distracted. Picked up a few slips of plastic containing some random circles that belong to our new couch. I thought maybe they went under the legs? But that isn’t right. There were more than two legs and they were way too big.
My husband and I shrugged them off. We knew we’d figure them out eventually.
She was insistent this morning, though. In the midst of pancakes and finding shoes and brushing hair and brushing teeth. Insistent.
“I know where these go, Mommy.”
Okay, honey, that’s great. Show me later. Let’s get …
“But Mommy, I know. I have to do it.”
Later, please. You really need to finish your pancakes and do you know where your sneakers are? Where did you …
“Here, Mommy.” She had already torn one out of the packaging. “They go here.”
I looked up.
This mommy was dumbfounded. Immediately. Because guess what?
They do. They do. They do go there.
“They go in the cupholders!”
For goodness sake. Shown up by a six year old.
Cupholders. Coasters for inside the cupholders. For serious.
My husband and I looked at one another.
We are in SO much trouble. So very much trouble.
She’s only six, my friends. The road before us is sure to be an interesting one.
Andrea is a native New Yorker who moved to North Carolina in 2006. Besides missing pizza and bagels, and her affinity for sweet tea and hushpuppies, she writes regularly about her life as mom to a 6-year-old, and her ability to wear flip-flops year round. She loves reading and writing, and often can be found cycling through stages of her Pinterest addiction. In her free time she volunteers at Band Back Together (bandbacktogether.com) to help support a community of those who need a reminder that they’re not alone.You can find her on Twitter as @goodgirlgonered, facebook.com/goodgirlgonered, and pinterest.com/goodgirlgonered