Monday, June 1, 2009

ODE TO A DAUGHTER

This is my daughter.....She has a cold sore and didn't want her picture taken.


She and her hubby have not been able to get pregnant. My daughter has PCOS. So they decided to adopt thru foster care. They have adopted 2 little boys ages 6 and 3. Then she will be going to court for the girls adoption this summer. They are 18 months and 2 years old. She is a busy, loving stay at Mom and wife.

The reason I mention this is because I am going to find out just how busy she really is. Wednesday morning she and her hubby are taking a trip to Chicago, just the 2 of them. I have arranged for the time off and will be spending Wed thru Sat at her house babystting all 4 kids. May God have mercy on my soul! I was never a stay at home Mom. It was too hard, and I always needed to work, as I never found a hubby or boyfriend with a good job. So since I made the most money, I worked. That and I was a sucker! I was a nurse for almost 20 years. I am looking for things to do to keep them busy. If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear!

I have my WW weigh in tonight and I am not putting any hopes on a loss. I will more then happy for a break even. It's so hard to go into a weigh in with expectations. Today I have none. Since I really didn't put any real effort into tracking my food I have no expectations. I ate pizza at the party ( though just 2 small pieces ) and I had a very small peice of cake, sans frosting. ICK...I hate frosting, but love cake.

This week I just focused on good for me food. I didn't binge over the weekend either. That is major for me. Especially after what happened last weekend.

hoping you have a good Monday.....


15 comments:

  1. Good luck with your WW. Extra good luck with 4 kids those ages lol. I'm crazy and all mine are older than any of yours lol. I could never be a stay at home mom either, my hat goes off to them and your daughter. What a good, kind soul to adopt all those needy children, they are so lucky.

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  2. Your daughter and son-in-law are soooo lucky to have you sit with the kids. Your family is obviously a very special family to adopt foster kids, that's huge and so awesome.

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  3. lots of luck with WW, and my goodness you get the saint award.. much luck with the grandkids this week too! I am sure you will have lots of fun and be pooped yourself!

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  4. You will certainly get in lots of exercise over the long weekend. Your daughter and her husband are so blessed to have you. I'm not sure my in-laws could handle both of our kids for that long and there's only two of them (21 mos and 11 mos). My Mom can, but she is so far away now. Have a great weekend grandma! You'll love it!

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  5. McButter i tried to leave a comment and it booted me off your blog so i'm just rambling here to see if it will let me post.....JInx!

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  6. Aha! It did it! Now what did i say before it booted me off????Oh well.......Just know you are in my thoughts for your WW meeting AND your babysitting adventure. Oh i remember! I said after i got all the kids to bed i would need a half gallon of rocky road icecream. BUT Ye shall not do this!!! Jinx! LOL!

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  7. WOW! I could never do that. I admire your daughter for being a great stay at home mom!

    Best of luck!

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  8. Wow! You now have Super Woman status in my eyes!! And your daughter too.

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  9. What a great couple of moms you and your daughter are! Taking on 4 young ones - where do you get your strength?!

    Good luck with WW. I'll be rooting for you.

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  10. That is just wonderful what your daughter is doing. My sister in law is in the process of becoming a foster parent of a girl they want to adopt. Good luck with the 4 kids.

    P.S. I like the frosting and not the cake :)

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  11. oh my...4 kiddos? You are a brave, and very sweet mom! I was not a stay home mom either, it wasn't my cup of tea...

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  12. That is awesome that you did not binge, even if you did not track, not binging is a huge victory!

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  13. Congrats on healthy eating choices.

    I've been a stay at home mom for over 20 years. LOVE IT! Enjoy your time with the grandbabies. Those are precious moments.

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  14. You are a brave, brave woman taking on the role of "Mommy" this week for your daughter. I would be so stressed getting ready to do it I'd probably crack. Good luck!!

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  15. yayyy! babysitting those lil' nuggets will be such a fun (and busy) couple of days.

    i'm glad your daughter and son-in-law were able to adopt healthy little kiddies are in the process of their third!

    have fun!

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