-My friend Katrice has written on her blog about the show "Secret Life of a Soccer Mom" where they take a woman who quit her career to be with her kids, and let her try that career again for a week. K asked what all of her "mom" readers would be doing if they could do it for a week. Another friend of mine, Kearsmom (that's her nickname, not her real name!), like Katrice, wrote that she literally has been called to be a mom her whole life.
This is totally me! I know some people think that's so 1952, but maybe it's because my mom stayed home with us. I have incredible memories of her reading to me, going to the library, cooking, watching Disney things with me, playing Barbies, getting slushies, walking around the mall, going to the grocery store (we had an awesome grocery store in Oklahoma that had little singing characters at each area)....the list goes on and on!
When I was in elementary school, someone came to our class to talk about careers. She went around the room and asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up, and I said "A Mommy." And that woman looked at me and said, "No, honey. I'm talking about real jobs."
UGGHH! Even at that young age, I was so offended and wanted to defend my mother so badly. I really have never wavered from my desire to stay at home with my kids and take care of Kurt. It's just something that I don't dread doing. Which leads to another issue...when is it right to start having kids? Everyone and their dog says "Wait, wait, wait!!!" And I understand that Kurt and I need this time. I'm not naive. I just never want to be such a control freak about MY schedule and MY timing and MY plan that I miss what God wants to do. You know?
Sure, if I weren't called to be a mother there are a lot of things that I would like to do. Namely, entertain. I think I've mentioned before that I was in Orlando and about to audition for Disney entertainment (at DisneyWorld), but opted out because I didn't feel a 100% peace. My dream job is performing on Broadway. More realistically, I think I would enjoy photography. I love taking candids of people and catching them just as they are.
But anyway, I just know personally that my calling is to raise my kids. I know that it's the most challenging job out there, but spending all of my time with a little person who is half me and half Kurt is what I'm supposed to do :)
-Secondly, Katrice was writing about the show "I Can Make You Thin." Basically, it's just a guy giving simple tips to lose the weight. In my own health/weight situation, I have decided not to do auto-delivery for my NutriSystem like I had planned. Note: I am NOT a quitter!!!! I just think that the money I was going to spend on NS is needed somewhere else, and being a good steward is important to me. But let me say: in the few weeks that I've been on NS, I've learned a lot about portions, calories, protein, fiber, etc. Very valuable info! So what I'm going to do is take what I've learned, use the NS food that I have left here and there, and make adjustments in my regular diet. Also, having joined the gym, I think that will make a difference. I am definitely interested in using the TV guy's tips, though. They are very practical! If you want to see what Katrice wrote, click on "The Hadleys" in the left menu of my blog.
-Finally, I thoroughly enjoyed television last night. DWTS was great---some people are really awkward to watch, but others are so great. I feel sorry for Julianne Hough (my favorite pro dancer) because I can tell she won't be in it long with Adam Corolla for a partner. Her brother, Derek (who dances with Shannon) has better chances of staying. And he is one of my personal favorites....Priscilla continues to impress me! I'm predicting Kristi Yamaguchi to win. There's a lot I could say about all the dancers but I'll spare you. The Bachelor didn't disappoint either!! I was surprised that he let Erin (the dark haird pretty one) go, but NOT surprised that he let the red-headed clarinet player go. And she sang to him in this episode. Ironically, another girl sang to him on this episode and got cut too. Apparently Matt thought the singing was just as awkward as we, the viewers, did. Jon and Kate Plus 8 was fabulous, as usual. But Kurt is thinking of banning it, because it gives me a baby itch. I just see those little faces and can't stnad it :) But don't worry, I'm not pregnant and don't plan to be anytime soon. So everyone can save their "WAIT WAIT WAIT!!" comments :)
So Motherhood, Reality TV and Weight/Health were the topics for today :) I'm at work and it's going pretty well. Dad has staff meeting but he's going to try to meet me for lunch. I told him to tell the staff that they need to keep it QUICK--ha! We'll see how that goes. Hope everyone has a great day!