All week every post has been about me making something. I guess I've just found something therapeutically fulfilling to do during my downtime. And I'm excited about the prospect of possibly starting a store on etsy. Who couldn't use a little extra cash these days? Right now, I am working on my sewing skills (well not RIGHT now). Right this second I'm typing this post and taking a break from my KIDS sewing machine that is tangled up and making funny noises. Dang it. Over the summer I hand stitched some initial onsies for my kids. An "M" and an "H." My friend Jessy came over and said "You should sell these on Etsy!" I guess I'm still thinking that way... Although sans sewing machine because honestly, its more complicating than the rebel I just got. I challenge a 10 year old to figure this stupid thing out. However, once I DO get it figured out I am going to stitch up some more onsies, post pics of them on here and put them into the hands of my "official testers"- YOU, my lucky blog readers (sarcasm again- not about being "official testers" but being a lucky blog reader)! :)
OKAY. Right- this isn't turning into a craft blog! haha ;) Let me get back to those QUESTIONS from awhile back.
Dominica asked:What parts of you do you see in your children?
Another "thinker" of a question! Let's see. Maeve- I think hands down, anyone who knows me well can say Maeve most definitely has my personality. She is stubborn and feisty. She doesn't take no for an answer. She doesn't let anyone boss her around- she's her own free spirit. She's sensitive... she cries when I cry. She has a memory like a sponge (Ryan says that's my worst quality - I don't forget anything... it's kind of true). She's nervous. This makes me sad. I am a very nervous and anxious person. I can't just BE. And one thing I'd love for my kids is to just BE. Be happy, be themselves, be CONTENT. I am always looking for something to worry about. Let me give you an example: During the entire pregnancy with Henry I was worried about me taking medication. EVEN THOUGH I had been reassured that it would be fine, I was worried. Henry came out, he's obviously fine, not effected by the medication. Cross that "worry" off the list, right? OH no. Not me! Instead of being thankful that the medication had not immediately effected him I let my mind wander 5, 10, 15 years down the road. "WHAT IF... in 10 years they find out that women who took lexapro during pregnancy have children who are at an increased risk for.... cancer? for... autism? for.... " And the list goes on and on. I PRAY that Maeve does not suffer from the debilitating anxiety that I suffer from. I PRAY for that every day. But as mentioned above, she is a nervous little girl- she doesn't like the dark, strangers, "spooky" things, men, and the list goes on and on and on. Oh my little Maeve... please be a carefree adventurer! :)
HENRY. My boy... hmmm... what do I see in him? Right now, honestly, he's in that "blob" like state. He seems to be a tad high strung but I won't admit that he got that from me :) although... I'm sure he did. Other than that, all I can think of that resembles me in any way is his big belly and enormous appetite! :)
Okay. Back to sewing. Or lack of. :)