Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thoughts for Thursday: Coffee Talk

If we were sitting down having coffee together this morning, there would be a lot we'd talk about. A few things: 

\\ I'm really, really excited to have a low-key July. We really don't have anything planned on weekends this month, save for a birthday party for Walker's best friend one Saturday. And all of this low-key stuff is A-okay with me. June seemed to fly by and was really very full, so I'm looking forward to no set plans this month. 

\\ I cannot tell you how many times Knox gets called a girl. I mean, yes, he's a pretty little boy and I refuse to cut his wavy hair...but I don't dress him like a girl. I had him in navy blue shorts, a bluish top and sandals the other day and two separate people told me, "Oh, she's so cute!" *Eye roll* Trust me, if I had a little girl, you would know...and a giant bow on her head would give it away! 

\\ Walker starts summer camp on Wednesday at his school, and he's so excited...and let's admit it: so am I! He'll go once a week for five hours a day and I know he's going to have a ball. 

\\ I need a pedicure like nobody's business. My poor heels are cracking and it actually hurts! Maybe I'll add that to my weekend to-do list. ;) 

\\ I am such a history nerd. I'm watching "Secrets of the Tower of London" on our local PBS station as I'm writing this post. I mean, yep. 

\\ But yet I also watch "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "The Bachelorette" and "The Real Housewives." Clearly my taste is all over the place. 

\\ I got rid of so much itty bitty baby stuff last week and it felt great and like we have so much more room in our house: bibs, burp cloths, too-small sleep sacks, swaddle blankets and itty bitty socks. It was a bit sad packing it all up, and I definitely got a little emotional, but it's kind of exciting to think about all the fun we'll have ahead with two rambunctious boys. 

\\ One of my Facebook friends posted this recently and I couldn't yell "YES AND AMEN" loud enough as I was reading it, so I'll leave y'all with this today: 

"I can't help but look through my feed and notice that it seems like every stay-at-home mom has a side gig these days. I feel like it needs needs to be said that being a stay-at-home mom is ENOUGH. You don't have to have a side gig, blog, or home business to be a 'successful' mom these days. As someone who does run an at-home business I was honestly bothered by this, so I can imagine what someone who doesn't run a home business feels. We're enough moms. You're enough, you don't have to ALSO do a million other things. We can just BE."

Linking up with Annie, Natalie and Julie 


  1. a low key july sounds nice! We have really had a low key summer so far. We leave in a week for our big trip for the summer and I'm so excited. A pedicure is good for the soul haha. I wouldn't peg you for a history nerd and I love that you are! Hope ya'll have safe travels back from the beach!

  2. Thanks for that last comment! I just started one of those "work from home" businesses thinking I would help our family out (one reasoning being I hear my husband often say how he's the only income) and phew.. I have enough on my list of things to do what was I thinking?! Ha! I've been gathering baby stuff to sell too and it's definitely a tad bit sad!

  3. I hope Walker has a blast at summer camp! Yes to pedicures! I'm trying to work them into my routine more frequently and it's definitely helped. My heels are awful about cracking too! Even though I'm not a mom I totally agree with your last point. It's been so heavy on my heart lately that we're always trying to do more and more and it steals joy. We need to find contentment in having free time when we can and in the little things. We don't have to spend every second of the day trying to outdo someone else or accomplish more and more.

  4. Girl yes-I honestly feel like I am MORE stressed on days off at home with my kiddos-stay at home moms do SO much! And we deal with Link being called a girl, too. Those pretty little locks of hair are just too much I guess ;-)

  5. July is our low key month too and I've so been looking forward to it! I've loved following along with the beach trip :)

  6. Girl people call my nephew a girl ALL the time! He will have a little green jon-jon on with trucks or something around the top and someone will call him a girl. My sister is like WTF do you not see the trucks??? Haha!

  7. I love these posts you do! I don't know how in the world someone would think Knox is a girl - he's dressed in boys clothes (and cute ones at that ;)) I noticed at Disney, I was having a hard time telling if some babies were a girl or boy but they had on gender neutral clothes lol Love that thing your friend posted on FB!


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