Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Losing It With Shannon Feist

I seriously feel like throwing in the towel today.  I am trying to get my house unpacked, finish registration for school, take kids to soccer (I may end up coaching Christian's team due to a shortage of volunteers), and traveling back and forth to Pittsburgh every week while also keeping my kids from tearing our house apart.  I wish I had a little of that Bewitched magic and could just wiggle my nose or some of Mary Poppins' finger-snapping abilities.  Everything would jump right into place exactly where it should be and my kids would be singing and smiling as we watched with amazement.  Fairytales....(Sigh).  The kids will start school in one week and I haven't done any shopping, the clothes they have are disorganized and/or packed, and we will be leaving for Pittsburgh the day after tomorrow and won't be back until the evening before school starts.  Am I crazy?!  I think I must be...why else would I create such insanity?  Did I mention that Mya got into Vasoline and smeared it all over herself, our couch, my do you clean that up?  (Seriously, if you have some suggestions let me know.)  I'm suppose to take Emily and Connor on a tour of their new school today before 3:00.  I really just want to crawl back into bed.  Yes, this is the Feist family in living rose colored glass here.


  1. I don't know how to clean up the vaseline. But, if it helps, Joshua smeared Hot Pink acrylic paint all over my brand new, expensive, carpet in the family room. Does that help a little? I LOSE IT here EVERY DAY. Somehow the kids still think life is a fairy tale no matter how us Moms feel. That's the magic of childhood. They'll have wonderful memories and we just have to keep plugging along. Too bad I wasn't actually "losing it" like Jillian's show :) We miss you. I wish we were neighbors. Seriously, I think we'd have a lot of fun together. Good luck and have fun in Pittsburgh. The kids will look great in any clothes.

  2. Just found your blog, and I read the first sentence of this post as, "I seriously feel like throwing UP in the towel today." What really cracked me up is that it sounded perfectly reasonable to me. Tells you what kind of week it's been! Glad to find your blog.

  3. I myself was a foster mom too. I haven't since we adopted our last foster child as I got pregnant right when we got him and two babies under 2 was a little crazy. But it is so hard. The state is always so worried about whether the parent is doing the right thing to get their life back together, they don't even think about whether the child wants to go back to that life yet. We wanted adoption for our first foster child and the state told us we could have her until her mother unexpectidly signed her rights away at 2.5 months old. Because we hadn't had her 4 months, the state said oh well sorry she goes to the next couple on the adoption waiting list... ugh. so so so hard. I'm praying for you and your family and that the right decision for that child is made.