I just wanted to write a post today about how much all of your sweet and kind words have meant to me! I started this blog a couple of years ago to document what was going on in our lives for family and friends. But I have made such wonderful friends and gained such a support system!
It is so much more than I thought it would be.
I try and post about the good and the bad and you all continue to lift me up when I'm feeling overwhelmed. I so appreciate you all.
Reagan has been going through such a rough patch. Ever since the babies were born he has taken his tantrums and behaviors to a new level. I am trying my best to be a great mom to all three kiddos but it's hard when he is sucking so much out of me! Those of you who follow me on InstaGram know of our bumps in the road this past week and how Buddy our Elf didn't return for a day. He left Reagan a note saying how disappointed he was in him, etc. Did that scare Reagan into acting correctly? Nope. I am embarrassed to say I actually told him if he didn't start acting right I would call the police and put him in jail with all of the bad guys. To which he responded, "well, I will fight them and win". To which I responded (wow- stooping down to a 3 year old's level here) "no, they are all the bad guys and they will fight YOU and win". Really Mandy? I also may or may not have told him I was going to trade him in for the neighbor girl who is always nice.
Anyways. Our new plan is to 1) focus on the positives. I'm trying a behavior chart like I did in my classroom. When I catch him being good he gets a sticker on it. When the chart is full he gets a reward. 2) The second he throws a tantrum a toy gets taken away. I will keep you posted.
But anyway- back to you!
When I'm feeling like a totally sucky mom, you manage to lift my spirits. I have received the nicest comments, emails, Facebook messages, etc. and I really appreciate them all.
So thank you!
~ a blog comment ~
"I would like to tell you how much I LOVE your blog. I have been reading for over a year and I have over 250 blogs to read in my reader but I always check yours first! I am amazed at how good you are at keeping up blogging with twins & Reagan! I have a hard time blogging and I only have one! Thanks for keeping it real!!"
~ a Facebook note ~
"2 newborns, a 3 yr old and you already have your Christmas cards out?! You are amazing!! The card is darling, you have created a beautiful family :)"
~ a twitter tweet ~
"if you are doing elf on the shelf, this girl has got it downtickledpinkmandy.blogspot.com/2012/12/our-ad… @tickledpinkmlgand did i mention she has twin newborns and a toddler.. super mom right heretickledpinkmandy.blogspot.com/2012/12/our-ad… @tickledpinkmlg"
~ a blog comment ~
"I really enjoy reading your blog! You inspired me to start my own blog this summer. So far I only have one sad post. Haha! I need to work on it more. It's a great way to document the everyday things. =) Like you, I am a first grade teacher staying home with the kids this year. I will be returning to the classroom next year. I promise to start commenting more. Have a great day! "
~a Facebook note ~
"Hey!! Just want to tell u, I love reading ur blog in the middle of night while I am feeding :) u are so creative and a wonderful mommy!! When I think I have my hands full, u make me realize I don't have it so bad :) keep blogging cause u help make my night feedings much more entertaining :)"
It is awesome what a little note or comment can do. You all have inspired me to comment more and tell others how much I enjoy them!
So thank you for the love and support!!
I seriously have the best readers!!