Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The "Mommy Chair"

It's ugly. It's yellow. It's about 20 years old. It spins. It rocks. It is the go-to chair in our living room. It is "the Mommy Chair".

I wanted a rocking chair for the longest time, but couldn't find on that was both comfy and affordable. I wasn't worried about looks, as our house is a hodge-podge of hand-me-down furniture - ugly fits right in! Color wasn't that important either - that's what they make slipcovers for. When I was pregnant with my first son - I went to a local thrift shop and there it was - the mommy chair. I am short and this chair fits me perfectly -- my back rests against the chair and my feet still touch the ground.

This chair is where I would sit and dream while I was pregnant. It was where I attempted nursing my oldest, who refused to drink from anything but a bottle. It is where I successfully nurse my youngest-often at 3 am. It is where my oldest climbs into my lap and asks for "rocky-baby" when he needs some snuggle time. It is where boo-boos are kissed better and stories are read. It is where I collapse at the end of a long day and beg my hubby to rub my tired feet. It is where both my boys climb up and sit and rock (and knock it over if they both stand and rock). It is a boat, a motorcycle, a horse or a car when need be.

It may be old and ugly and yellow, but it cradles my boys and I in happy memories. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mayhem, Music and More

Okay - here it is - my leap into the world of blogging. This is a true leap of faith for me, as it reminds me of keeping a diary, which I was never good at. I'd start off with gusto and for a whole week I'd make entries: at age 8 "My best friend borrowed my doll's dress and I hope she brings it back" or at age 13 "My best friend borrowed my favorite necklace and I hope she doesn't break it" or at age 16 "My best friend told me she's moving...I am soooo sad!" Then the entries would be fewer and fewer until finally the diary became a paper weight or a door stop.

But I think that now that I am the co-CEO of my household and a wife and mom, I might find something more interesting to write about. I hope so, or you are going to be very bored and never visit again.

So a little about what I hope for this blog...I hope to share my love of music, and what it is like being the wife of a musician with a day job. I hope to share my joy in my children, the fun and mayhem of having two toddlers, and what we do and look forward to doing as we grow and learn together. I hope to share a bit of my crafty side - sharing ideas and experiences with whatever project I am working on (or dreaming of working on).

So we have Mayhem, Music and More. Enjoy.