Tuesday, March 29, 2011

At our table...

Dinner at our house is mind boggling to say the least. It's pure chaos with some food thrown in. With 5 children and a crazy husband it is anything but quiet or "gasp" relaxing. But guess what? I wouldn't trade it for the world. Just last month, we didn't even have a kitchen table big enough to fit all of the members of our household around. Meals were pretty much grab and go hide in a room in front of a tv or a video game.

Finally, this year when our taxes came in, we decided to invest in a big pub style kitchen table. All 7 of us can actually fit around this thing at the same time!! We actually have real conversations about what happened at school and work or wherever else we may have been on that particular day. We also have conversations about the craziest, silliest things imaginable. Someone usually ends up laughing so hard they either squirt liquids out of their nose, choke on food or almost pee their pants, which of course if any of these things happened would send everyone into a fit of giggles all over again. I have been known to laugh so hard I end up crying at the table.

Let's not forget the nights when we have intense conversations at the table. Debates over politics, religion, bullying. The fact that African American or Latino history is barely even taught in schools in my city. Any topic is open for discussion and these discussions usually end up with everyone talking and yelling over each to get their point across.

Dinner at our table has helped us reconnect as a family and has become my favorite part of the day. So pass the chicken, and can I have a side of giggles with that please?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Being the mom of 5 wonderful yet very wacky kids ( like I have room to talk) ages 5, 12, 14, 16 and 19 is exhausting most days. Then throw in a husband, who I call my 6th child ...lov ya hon... and a full time job in a small non profit and it's a recipe for chaos. Now, and don't ask me why, I've decided to add something else to the mix. I've decided to try my hand at blogging in hopes that I can be successful at it.

Now, if you were to meet me in person, you would quickly find out that I LOVE, LOVE to talk. My husband makes fun of me all the time. Trips to the grocery store are sheer torture for him especially on Sunday mornings. It is almost always guaranteed that I'm going to see at minimum 2 people that I know, and, that I am going to engage in a long conversation in the middle of the aisle. I have been know to strike up random conversations with strangers while standing on line. I just can't help myself! My poor husband, will either A.) patiently stand by until either myself or the person I'm talking to runs out of steam or, B.)he'll get tired of waiting and will wander off until I finally finish.

By starting this blog, I can finally talk as much as I want to random strangers who will hopefully enjoy my ramblings, and keep coming back.

Please come back...

Monday, March 21, 2011

And it starts...

I have finally decided to take the leap and start a blog. Only took me a couple of years to finally do it. At this rate, it'll probably be 5 years before I finally start that book I've always wanted to write. Ok...maybe not 5 years. I should probably work on my time management skills. 

Welcome to my world. Can't wait to share the craziness and occasional silliness that is my life with all of you. Don't mind the sarcasm and sassiness ( think I just made that spelling up) along the way, I like to keep things interesting.