Monday, November 03, 2008

Hanging up my cape.

The other day I decided I had earned a Supermom cape, but today I'm thinking I need to just hang it up.

Some days I feel like I have it all under control, but some days I feel like I just squeek by, you know?

A day or two before Halloween I realized that I still didn't have costumes for the kids. Ugh. I get so busy with my business that I neglect regular childhood things like this.

So we did some super fast Rock Star tshirts with bleach. I let them decorate them theirselves.

I had signed up to do cupcakes as treats for The Boy's class so I had to whip those up.

Just as I got done frosting all of them, I remembered that there is a kid in class who has an egg allergy. Ack! So I did a last minute internet scramble and came up with an eggless cake recipe. It was supposed to be chocolate but I had no cocoa on hand so I made it into a spice cake. It's the cupcake with a pumpkin on top rather than a candy corn. I finished *just* in time to get them to the school for the party. I also had to do the party activity in The Girl's class, because I'm so smart I signed up to be room mom. haha!

I had a costume on hand for The Baby that was for last year but we squeezed him into it. Doesn't he look thrilled?

Much of the evening went like this.

I ordered a "Pumpkin Pizza" for dinner. Good moms do things like that, right?

Much of our town still has old brick streets and I love them. That was one of the reasons we moved here.

How do other women do it all? Right now I feel like a lousy business owner as I owe a TON of orders, a less than great mom, a ho hum wife, a not so good housekeeper... I want to be able to do it all and do it all really well. Today that's not the case.

Debbie Downer


KrazyCricutKid said...

awwww Everyone has bad days! Don't hang up that cape, because before you know it you will have 20 things going on at once and you will need to fly :)

Great cupcakes! I buy mine haha! (see no super mom here!)

melissa said...

I think your a great Mom, not very many Moms do all the things that you do. You are a super Mom!

Love the quick-n-great costumes! the colored side ponytail is cute!

everything will work out just great!


Shorty said...

Hey, you still rocked on Halloween! Literally! Don't beat yourself up. Sometimes all we are able to do is exactly the right prescription...even if our intentions were greater. I am certainly impressed by what you accomplished. Thanks for posting the great pics and baking idea!

Treasures by Tina said...

I'm not a mom, and can't comprehend you how do it all. You're doing great! So don't hang up that cape! :)

Unknown said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, this little teenager aspires to be like you. :) Isn't that cute!

I think you're great.
And so is your blog.

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

I too suffer from Do-It-All-itis. It's hard for me to focus on what's important when I feel overwhelmed.

In the end, it sounds terribly cliched, but your kids had a great time, one lucky little boy had someone who thought about his needs too, and they all will remember that.

They won't think about this Halloween and say, "Man, the floor really needed to be mopped. What the heck was she doing all day?"

jonahbonah said...

You are a SUPER MOM!! Don't hang it up girlie!

One thing I do not do to myself when I'm feeling like I can't do it all is compare myself to other 'seemingly' SUPER MOMS. Even they have times where they wish they could be as good as someone else.

Chin up Bek! You're doing the best you can...and that's ALL that matters!

P.S. It looks like your kiddos enjoyed their costumes!!! And the best part is that they made them with mom!


Cami said...

You are not alone. TRULY!
Thanks for keeping it real. It encourages the rest of us.

erin said...

Beki, I am so there with you. If you figure it out please pass it on :)

Anonymous said...

Get rid of the cape - it tends to be much too heavy a burden to wear after awhile. I've boycotted the concept of "Super Mom" long ago. Although I know I could do more, in the end I figure as long as my child reaches maturity healthy and happy, I've done my job. In the process, I make sure she has good food, clean clothes, a warm place to sleep and lots of love. So what if she's getting the clean clothes from a laundry basket rather than her dresser. :-)

treasurefield said...

One thing's for sure, you're not the only one to wonder...
Some days just being a good-enough mom IS being a good mom.

Would your kids or hubby trade you in, ever??? I don't think so!

And wasn't it someone's MOM who said there'll be days like this? ;)

~alisa R. :)

Unknown said...

one of my favorite cake recipes resulted form one that was supposed to be chocolate, but there was no chocolate on hand. i did have plenty of powdered ginger on hand, so like yours it turned out to be a ginger cake. mmmmm.

though i have no children or as many responsibilities, i know the feeling.

but got it all done! :-)

Jeweltrinkets said...

I love the shirts and the cupcakes, and this is my first time seeing a pumpkin pizza!Thanks for sharing!! You are amazing!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

You are such a good Mom. Even good Moms have those days. Just wake up each morning with a prayer, God chose you especially for your little darlings. You go, girl!

xo Lidy