Friday, January 28, 2011

I think I have created a monster!!

I really don't think that I have played favorites to my children.  However, I have started to notice that one child clings to me.

It's Adam!  The child who never wants to go anywhere unless I am there.  When I tell him he is going to his dad's or his nana's he always asks "Can I stay with you and just let Jackson go?"  I have noticed him crying for me to stay when he has had to stay @ Granny's house in the past month or so, whether it is because he was sick or the weather.  Last, he didn't even want to ride in Papa's truck the other night, we were all going to the same place but he insisted on riding with me.

I love it when he says he wants to stay with me but I know its only a matter of time before it gets worse.  There is going to come a time when Jackson and Adam realize that while they go to their dad's for the weekend mommy is going to the beach.  Really?  Where would you want to be?  Or when sports come into play or next year when they start with boy scouts.  We will handle those one at a time, but these are just some of the things I think about when they are not with me!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Double Trouble

Why am I seeing double?  About six years ago I was blessed with twin boys.  Over the years I have had a lot of help from family and friends and I am sure I could have done it without them but I do appreciate their help then and now.  Now my boys are like night and day, seriously.

The oldest Jack, by a minute, is carefree and laid back.  Nothing scares him at all, I have a feeling it will probably take a broken bone before that happens but I hope not.  He could careless about knowing where something is or the toys on the floor in his room.  He told me not too long ago that he had to play every single sport there is!  He has to know what is going on and when he is going somewhere.  He always wants just a few more minutes of sleep in the morning, I haven't taught him how to actually cut his alarm off yet, just how to hit the snooze.

Adam, who some think are OCD, everything has its rightful place.  He loves to clean, fold laundry, makes his bed and clean his room.  Now I know this probably will not last as long as I want it to, but I am not going to stop him.  He will put his clothes up in his dresser with pants in one drawer, shirts in another and so forth.  I really don't know where he gets this from because I don't even like folding clothes much less putting them up, but its just one of those things you have to do. 

I have to admit time has gone by so fast.  So spend your time wisely and be with your family!  They should know that you love them just as much as they love you.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

The youngest of 4

I am 28 years old and to this day when my mother introduces me to someone it starts out with this is my baby Donna...then how old I am and then my children.  My brother and 2 sisters will agree with this statement too!  My siblings include: a brother, John, is 15 years older than me, sister, Willa, 13 years older and another sister, April, 2 years older than me.

My brother John, I don't know where to begin with him-I still haven't figured him out yet!  Mainly because I was 3 when he went off to college.  However, I always know that if I need to know something to ask him because he is full of information!  He hasn't let me down yet.  As a little girl my sister Willa would always dress me up, fix my hair and took me everywhere.  I was her life-like baby doll.  She claims she showed me the least Lenoir County!  Now, she just shows me Duplin County and that would be because I have my own room at her house.  Then there is April, we fought while we were growing up being so close in age and now its the exact oppisite.  I know I can count on her even if it is @ 4am and I am calling because my house alarm went off and woke us out of a dead sleep thinking someone was breaking into my house.

My family name is the privileged 1 and this holds very true.  April will tell you that even as little girls I had the pretty colors and she got the dull colors.  I was the child that stayed at home the longest, so when it was just my mom, dad and myself I really didn't have a lot to do.  I would eat and then go out...every night.  What else was I suppose to do?  Well I guess it all started then.  Everyone was grown and had a life of their own.  So mama and daddy just had me to take care of.  From CD players, cell phones and a non-exsisting curfew I had no rules.  Just did whatever they asked me to and said thank you for what I got.  A few years ago some of me and some of my friends were eating dinner at my parents house and all they could talk about was how my mother fixed my plate and poured my tea.  This is just what I grew up with and that is just what she did.  Now if I am going to eat at my parents house (planned) my dad will look at me and ask me what I want to eat...then states because its not about what he wants because her baby is eating with them too!  But don't let him fool you, he has tried to tell me what I want!  When I go to the beach my mom plans the menu with me and tells daddy what he has to cook.  However, he has been teaching me how to cook on his new and improved grill at the beach!

Thats all I have time for tonight! Hope everyone has a great Friday!!! :)