Friday, April 11, 2008

My Son's a Rock Star and My Daughter's a Cheerleader!

I have some numbers going through my head today...

Listen to these fascinating stats of my life:
67+ months pregnant,
55+ months nursing
12+years in diapers
12+ years paying preschool tuition

And currently in the middle of:
25+ years raising teenagers

Don't ya wish you were me? Yeah, I'm
Actually it is quite a happy time for our family because we are about to make our very last preschool payment! Not too long ago we wondered if Quin would ever make it to kindergarten (read about that here) but those flash cards have paid off and I got a call last week from the preschool teacher, "Your son is a ROCK STAR! He knew all of the letters and didn't hesitate once!"

Now that is a call a mom likes to get!!

Last night was also the beginning of a new adventure for our family as I attended a cheerleading meeting for my 8 yr. old. Actually, this is like deja vu because we have already been down the cheerleading path with this sweetie:
But that was another lifetime, a time when I was one of the "young moms". The moms at the meeting last night all looked to be about 19. On top of that, the Cheer Coach is living in my dream home! Seriously, after writing before (here) on my inability to make decorating decisions, last night I made a decision: she has what I like! Kind of like Pottery Barn meets Country Living!
Then I had a thought. Maybe I could spend all that extra money I will be rolling in (since I'm not paying for preschool) on re-decorating my home! I could buy a..... "What? How much are cheerleading shoes? Mandatory jackets, practice uniforms, personalized bags.....?"
Well, there goes that idea. Today I am spending some time cleaning the home that God has blessed me with. I may not be able to have a perfect house but it is way more than I could have ever imagined! Besides, God is busy preparing the PERFECT place for me in His house. I wonder if it is a Pottery Barn meets Country Living kind of style......I hope so!


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Right now, my eyes are about to pop out of my head...I'm so tired! Truly, how do you balance everything? My son's birthday is today, and all I want to do is sleep. Maybe I'll just have a good cry and get it over with.

Hang in there, mom. Sounds like you're doing a great job!


Joyful said...

Kelley, you truly amaze me!! I love reading about your family. Adorable picture of little Miss Cheerleader! Those of us who are kept busy with only one child, salute you!!

Don't compare yourself with the other Mom's - you're beautiful just the way you are!

Have a great weekend.
Love & prayers,

Ang baylis said...

You were such a beautiful pregnant girl! You had the "glow"! Those numbers were overwhelming! Hope you are having a nice night, Kelley!
Love to you,
Angie xoxo

Linda said...

Oh, I can so relate! But we wouldn't trade it for a million, would we?

luvmy4sons said...

My favorite saying is that I don't live in a cow poop house with a dirt floor in Bangledesh!

Amy said...

Funny! I can relate to all the moms being "19"....I've met so many wonderful ladies that are my "age" (read:old) and they are talking about
potty training and pacifier weaning and it makes me think,"Goodness, was I only 10 years old when I had my kids?" :)
I love what you said about your home in heaven......I hope that there are some "Target" decorations there too...I love me some "Target" stuff....:)
God Bless you (and your home).

Yolanda said...

I can't imagine how BUSY your household is. And how lovely your home is.