+ That I'm sick and tired of everyone in my house being sick. First it was me down and out with the flu the first two weeks of October; then Brandon went out of town and both boys got croup the third week; and then yesterday, Knox started with this chest-y cough and I was with him at the pediatrician while Walker was at school. I'm hoping the antibiotic they gave him will kick in soon.
+ I'm thankful for doctors and medicine and pharmacies and good insurance, but I feel like I've lived at our doctor's office this month and joked with them that we just need a punch card. "Another day, another co-pay," as my bestie said yesterday.
+ My children have watched more TV and played on their Kindle Fires this month more than they ever have in their lives. And it makes me feel like a horrible mom. But between sickness and all of the rain we've had this month, it has basically been the only option.
+ That this month has felt like 74 days long. Usually I love October (it and April are my favorite months) but this year I'm happily ushering October out the door and welcoming November with open arms.
+ That I feel guilty for even complaining because I know someone out there is thinking, "Girl, you have it so easy." I know I care what other people think too much, but sometimes it just feels good to get it off your chest. And I confess that I'm having a hard time coming up with confessions that don't sound completely bratty or would offend someone or hurt someone's feelings.
+ That I've contemplated giving up blogging for good. It's such an outlet for me -- and a great way to look back and see what the boys did at each age -- but I just wonder if anyone reads here anymore? If anyone reads blogs anymore?
+ That there is so much more that I want to do to our house, but obviously we can't afford to do everything at once and I'm getting antsy. I know that part of it is due to our "Pinterest Perfect" culture and I'm totally guilty of getting sucked into it. Let's just say that patience isn't my strongest virtue and I need to work harder at being grateful in the moment.
+ That I sing the theme song to "Team Umizoomi" in my sleep. ("In a land that's not so far awayyyyy...")
+ I have seen people taking Christmas card photos already and it's making me feel behind the eight ball. Ours aren't scheduled until right before Thanksgiving?!
+ And speaking of that, I adore Christmas. I just cannot believe Christmas Eve is two months from today. Like hello time, slow down PLEASE AND THANK YOU.
+ And speaking of that, Halloween is in one week from today and I haven't purchased candy. This is our first Halloween in this neighborhood and from what I've heard from our neighbors, going through two Costco-sized bags of candy is the norm. Sooooo I guess I better hightail it to Costco or Sam's ASAP.
+ The older I get, the harder time I'm having being four hours away from my family. I probably cry about it once a month. My Dad is running for re-election for our hometown school board and I want nothing more than to be able to cast my vote for him.
+ I'm so tired right now that I feel hungover. I just feel like I could sleep sitting up. I know it goes with the territory of having young kids, but man, I just wish I could sleep for a couple of days straight.
What are you confessing today?