Tuesday Confessional 04-15

What to say?

Well, I don’t have much to say.  I’m always too busy, so that is nothing new.  I have 10 irons in the fire and the threat of one of them falling on my head is always present.  So far, the business I started is doing well.  I am in about month 6 of this venture and still in the green (for the most part, LOL).  Trying to pay down my investment $’s and trying to gain more clients.  I have steady income and I am thankful for it.  The clients I do have are happy which is very positive.

Kid’s grow up too fast and not fast enough

I love my children, don’t get me wrong.  But man, they are a lot of work.  I work in a stressful environment all day long, but coming home and having the 3 hours with them in the evening is my most stressful time of my day.  It is hard to remember when I stayed with them for 12 hours a day.  I’m not sure if it is just my kids, their age, or what…but they fight constantly!  And I don’t mean pulling toys away from each other and crying…I mean knock-down, drag-out, pulling hair, punching faces kind of fighting.  They grow up so fast as it is…but I really want to get past this phase!  My husband and I have started taking turns on the weekends to break them up and take them to separate places.  I take Mason for an afternoon one day, then we switch and I take Brie.  Those times are the small pieces of sanity I have in an otherwise crazy weekend.

Ice Cream Sandwich Sunday

We recently ate at Joe’s Crabshack with the kids.  I thought one of the children’s deserts they offered was a super fun an easy desert to do at home or for a party.  Simple as can be, just get an ice cream sandwich, cut it into wedges and add a few dippers.  They included mini-m&m’s, chocolate syrup and sprinkles.  The kids loved the idea and dip, dip, dipped!

(I apologize for the poor photos, it was dark out and my camera just didn’t do well.  Or it could be the photographer.)

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Toddler Pedicure- At Home Fun

Recently, I took my daughter Brie with me for our first mommy-daughter pedicures.  She sat so patiently in my lap for 1 hour while she watched the technician perform my pedicure.  She kept asking, “When my turn?”.  Unfortunately, when it was her turn, all they did was cut and paint her toenails and she cried softly the whole time because they didn’t do all the same fun stuff they did for mommy.  I would have gladly paid for the extra services, but the salon refused to do it for her because of her age.  So I promised her I would do her very own special pedicure at home.  Also my son got very excited when we talked about it so he wanted to participate as well.  It was a super fun and easy activity I highly recommend you try!

1. Set the scene:Set up comfortable chairs and buckets or bowels of warm water the right size for tiny feet.

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2. Prepare the pallet:Choose and gather the products you will use to perform the pedicure.  I recommend using things you have around the house (the kids don’t know the difference anyway.) I made a plate with clippers, face cleansing mud pack, scented body lotion and pieces from a tub fizzie.

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3. Call the children forth

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4. Put the fizzies (or other fun stuff) in the water and let them soak

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5. Perform the pedicure in a few steps (trim nails, cleanse, massage, rinse, and paint)

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6. Show off the results

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