Sophie's Mom Has Got It Going On

The misadventures of Sophie, her mom, and dad.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Sometimes, it is very fun in my head.

OK, sometimes I don't hear things the way they are said. This could be many reasons...I have a 3 month old who is yelling in my ear, I played the drums for 5 years and I swear it affected my hearing, but usually, it's because I'm not paying that much attention. Anyway...
We're at my mom's yestreday for the 4th and my 14 year old cousin, Molly, says to me "Guess what Kristen (this is my 15 yr old niece) did today? She spilled my black nail polish" Now, don't ask me how or why I heard this but I SWEAR she said "She called my butt ham hocks." After I asked her why Kristen called her butt ham hocks i realized that most definately wasn't what she said and ended up laughing the point my husband was starting to think i slipped a screw loose somewhere I think.
Unfortunately, when my family gets together, this is the norm with us. There are a lot of us, and when you add in 5 kids under the age of 16, things get very funny pretty quickly...or very annoying. My gramma can't hear well, my older cousin is very loud and domineering in conversations, my aunt can be rather snarky, my niece is obsessed by horses, my older daughter is a ham, my cousin's 2 kids are quiet most of the time but have a bad streak in them, my husband picks on the kids to no end (and they always make sure i know), my sister is almost anti-social, and my mom and I are left jsut staring in amazement and sometimes fear.
Tim, my beloved husband, is a great guy. Even though he picks on the kids a lot. They adore him and only threaten him moderately. I see him as a superhero, though I've never told him this. We met when I was going through a nasty seperation with my ex. Somehow, even though I was an emotional wreck, we met, found out we had a good bit in common, started to date and then we got serious. The bad part about this? I lived in the western MD area, and he lived near DC. Long distance relationships suck. But we made it work. We went to the Poconos for a few days, our first time traveling and really being with each other, and realized we wanted it to always be that way. So, he moved in with me so I wouldn't have to leave my family. I had lived away from my family for about 5 years in my first marraige and it was harder than I thought it would be.
We had decided we were going to get married sometime this year, when the inevitable happened. I got sick, and thought it was the flu. I said the same thing when I got pregnant with Bailey, too. You would think I would know the difference. But, we found out we were expecting who is now Sophie. I wanted more kids eventually, he was pretty sure he would want kids one day. Boy was it a rough month in our house. But, we made it through, and now have our beautiful little Sophie Lena. Life wouldn't be complete without her. Tim makes the BEST daddy.
He loves playing with her, talking to her, feeding and changing her. He even took night shift with her so I could be more conscious when he worked in the afternoons and evenings. So, do i see myself as lucky, even with an unplanned pregnancy and married sooner than we planned? Hell yes.
But there you go, my first blog entry. Now you know some background on me and my family. I'm hoping I will get better at this blog thing, and maybe even some of you will like to read it. I figure the worst thing that can happen from this is I will improve my typing skills, and save my husband from boring him to death with the details of my boring days. Also, I'm hoping to incorperate some ideas I see on other blogs into mine to maybe make it more fun. So, enjoy your day, and please try and come back.


  • At 9:40 AM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    Hi :) I'm not a momblogger but I like your blog - I hope it's okay if I stick around.

  • At 11:23 AM, Blogger Kelly said…

    Thanks Rebecca. Feel free to stick around as much as you want. Maybe now it won't feel like I'm talking to myself. :))


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