Monday, February 18, 2013

And the Mom of the Year Award goes to......

One of my most feel-good memories of childhood is sitting by the fire and my mom blow-drying my hair.  BEST.  FEELING.  EVER.  I've always loved when people play with my hair and even pay my children to do it now.  Yes--I pay my children to play with my hair.  I also fall asleep when my hair dresser cuts my hair and blows it dry.  :-)  That, of course, is probably because it's the longest I ever sit still anymore.  Anyway, I digress.....this memory popped into my head and I thought--why not do this with my boys?  It's so cold it will be nice to blow dry their hair for them after their bath.

Josh (my 4 year old) is hilarious because he's very particular about his hair.  He wants his hair "flat."  Well, as I'm blowing his hair dry--I am reminded that he needs a hair cut (wait--I'm reminded every time I look at him that he needs a freaking hair cut), so I pull out my scissors and begin to play hair dresser.  Ahhh--a child's dream....the ability to have a "client" in front of you and the ability to be the hairdresser and actually cut the "clients" hair.  Okay--maybe I was have a little too much fun living out a childhood memory.  Anyway, I snip a little around the ears--just a little trim.  Then, I realize...I've given my child a mullet.  WHAT?!  I've actually cut my child's hair and now he has a MULLET!  Okay--calm down...time to fix this....cut a little here....cut a little there...... was fun while it lasted,  We now have a 4 year old with a 1970's "bowl" cut.  Yup.  Mom of the year award.  Josh runs to look in the mirror and screams, "YOU LIED TO ME!  I LOOK LIKE DANNY NOW!"  I assure him that he does not.....and what do I do.....I proceed to cut Timmy's hair.  Not only do I get the Mom of the Year Award, but I also get Idiot of the Year Award.

So now, my family looks like we belong in That 70's Show....but not in a good way.  We need to fix their hair tonight or they won't hear the end of it at school.  Ugh--and I was trying to do a good thing.

Oh--and I refuse to take pictures to document this event.  Poor boys!  :-(

Note to self:  No more playing hairdresser.  Blow-drying hair is fine, but no scissors for mommy.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Life's Too Short...

This has been a difficult month for many people.  A friend of mine lost her father suddenly, a local family in Myersville lost two of their daughters in a house fire, one of my friends had a miscarriage, and a very dear friend's brother is in the hospital in a coma from a horrible skiing accident.

Moments like these remind me of my reasoning for wanting to be a Stay-At-Home-Mom.  Life is too short.  You need to cherish every moment you have with your family and your little ones because it can be taken from you in an instant.

That being said, we are embarking on the busiest time of year for musicians.  As the Arts and Communications Academy puts finishing touches on Sweeney Todd, we are having massive evening rehearsals.  We just started the audition process for the TJ Musical, Young Frankenstein.  The ACA (Arts and Communcations Academy) will also have three weekends of auditions (basically college auditions---in which students have applied to the academy and must audition for acceptance....or denial for our Music Magnet).  While I love my job, I am torn with all of these tragic events and the realization that I am missing precious moments with my beautiful family.

Some really amazing opportunities have been presented in my professional world.  Our Academy has currently been asked to pilot a new technological program (very fun, exciting, and NEW!).  I have also been asked to be interviewed by my alma mater, Elon University.  They are putting together a video and have asked about a dozen people to be included.  I am SO honored to be given this amazing opportunity!  Honored and humbled!

My point is that even with my recent blog posts just complaining about why people do things the way they do...I've been humbled because life is too short.  Let people do things THEIR way--it's THEIR life.  I will continue to do things my way--my good, ole' practical self.  But please--don't complain about the petty things in life.  Life's too short.  <3

***Special prayers the the above mentioned friends that are dealing with incredibly difficult hardships.  I love you all and think about you and pray for you daily***

***Also, please know that I am praying for those that keep their hardships to themselves.  I, too, do this, but please know that I feel your pain and I love you and pray for you as well.***