Archive for February, 2009

It’s Okay to Be a Mommy with a Big Mouth

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 by by pattyandthemoos

Many of you may not realize this but I have a big mouth.  I don’t mean that I am chatty either.  I have a hard time keeping my opinions to myself and struggle to keep myself in check.  I often find myself reacting quickly to something and blurting out my thoughts only to later regret whatever it was that I thought I needed to say.

Part of the reason I have a big mouth is because I come from a large Irish family.  For those of you that have an Irish family, you probably know what I am talking about.   That is not the only reason though.  I was raised by my parents to speak my mind and to always stand up for what is right.   For the most part, I am glad I (more…)


Adventures in Balcony Diving

Friday, February 6th, 2009 by by pattyandthemoos

No, that was not just a catchy title I came up with.  There is a really story to go with this title.  My daughter Angie is one of those kids that you can’t take your eyes off of.  This past weekend my husband went away for the weekend to go snowmobiling with some friends and then watch the Super Bowl.  Well needless to say, when he goes away the house turns into a zoo.  I mean literally the second he walks out the door my kids think it is party time.  I am a little too much of a softie.

I went downstairs to the basement to put wood in our wood furnace.  Meanwhile, my daughter is upstairs by herself.  Keep in mind this was maybe five minutes of time.  When I get upstairs I noticed she had drug her mattress all the way from her bedroom out to the middle of the living room area.  I am thinking in my head that she has some idea that she is going to have her own little slumber party in the living room.  I start to get into mommy rant mode as I walk upstairs to see what she is up to.

I walk up to my upstairs bedroom because I can’t find her and am really annoyed about having the mattress pulled into the living room.  When I get up the stairs I find her… and a string tied to my upstairs balcony.  The mattress was positioned directly under the balcony.  I think she was planning to bungee jump, minus the bungee cord, from the upstairs balcony to the mattress below.  See how crazy my life is!