Be Patient… Enjoy your Time!

I had the nicest gas station clerk ask me yesterday how it was traveling with two kids by myself.  She said she was going to Miami next week and she wanted to know if she needed to start worrying, now. Of course this conversation took place after I had been reigning my kids I’m from the super size gatorades they didn’t need, reminding Flint that just because gummies came in a giant bag, didn’t mean he would be eating them all at once, etc…

So I stopped after her question and thought for a minute about all the adventures I had been on just them and me and said “it’s really not bad. Just have a bit of patience, think of fun games to find stuff on the road as you pass buildings and signs, and have a tablet of some sort, and you will be fine.”

Sometimes I forget that I was once intimidated about going places alone with two kids but after waking up in Atlanta with the boys talking of the cool light fixtures they see hiding in the buildings and the height of the high rises around us; I remind myself why it’s so important to take them new places to get their creative juices flowing.

So today I’m thankful for the ability to travel with my kids and work in an industry that if you can dream it, you have the potential to make it come to life!

No Fear

No fear.  My youngest child simply has no fear. He was laying in the bath last night letting his mouth full up with water before jumping up, spitting it out, gaining an adrenaline rush, and then going back down for another round because I swear, he loves to just push the envelope. Every day, just doing stupid shit trying to get a reaction. I used to only let him roam in fenced in yards or contained atmospheres, but that just made it worse when we did get in places where he could watch my eyes but it of my head as he ran towards traffic. But now that I know I can tell with my eastern ky twang “Flintrock” or Harlan (his first name) and get him to stop in his tracks, I just try to breathe deep and let him explore. Doesn’t mean I’m not buying into the helicopter transport program for a hugely discounted rate if he has to be stat flighted and purchased an accident policy for all of us…But as I watch him, I realized that when it comes to business I’m an envelope pusher, an out of the box thinker, and someone who gets high off of watching people’s faces when they tell me it won’t work or it can’t be done because I actually belong in a bigger city. So I would like to thank karma for reminding me of my personality traits that have been emphasized in a style that only Flint could rock.

Please pray for us now and often; it’s my job to keep him alive.

Make your House Accommodate you!

When I made an opening in the wall between my kitchen and living room, I wondered if I was being a little obsessive about being able to see my kids while I was in the kitchen; but after not even 3 months into living in this house with an almost two year old and 7 year old, I am so glad I made that decision. Read more

The game of Catfish…rug style

I have rugs that I will continue to build rooms around for the rest of my life and then I have rugs that I ignore that I have in my possession in hopes they will just drift off to a new home because I don’t have the heart to put them in the trash because they are ok; not great, but ok. Read more