June 18, 2009

Writers Workshop

Time again for Mama Kats writers workshop or brain scramble, or creative writing. I am answering all prompts this week which are:-

1.) Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page and share two "teaser" sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.

"As we left our clothes behind - and any chance of covering ourselves - we sauntered aimlessly through the park with our willies a-wiggling. After walking for ten minutes I noticed a lot of people with their clothes on, looking around I saw that no-one else had their clothes off - we'd walked out of the nude area into a normal part of the park. We were totally surrounded by nice and respectable families walking their dogs."

Brian Thacker - Rule No. 5: No Sex on the Bus (confessions of a tour leader)

2.) What do you aspire to be?

All I have ever wanted to be was a mother. And a wife. A stay at home one at that. I remember the exact moment in my life when I decided this is what I wanted to be. I was in high school, I was 14 years old and it was a sunny day. I was sitting outside during breaktime and I remember thinking "I can't wait to be a mum, stay at home and look after my family".

This moment is still clear as day to me, even after so many years. And here I am, doing just that, a stay at home mum of three. Do I feel fulfilled? Most days I do, but some days I feel like I suck at mothering, especially if I am stressed and I don't make the right decisions.

I am feeling quite unsettled that maybe my time of mothering my little ones is nearly over, they are growing up and things are changing. No more breastfeeding, no more nappies, no more newborn scents. It's not because I want this to change, it's more that I am forced into it because no matter what I do, this elusive 4th and last baby just doesn't seem to be on the horizon. And it breaks my heart to write that.

3.)Share a piece of unsolicited parenting advice...only I'm soliciting it.

Parenting advice, there's alot around. I would say enjoy EVERY moment because the way kids grow it's like, blink and you will miss it. Another thing I like to think about is when kids are acting up, being naughty and causing chaos, remember 1, it's only a stage and they will generally grow out of it and 2, they are not doing it to piss you off, per say, rather they are learning and growing and testing out boundaries. So suck it up and get on with it.

4.)Tell us about your blogline...how long have you been blogging, when did you start, what were/are your goals for your blog, etc.

Currently my blogline is "How to completely change your life without losing your mind" which reflects my current situation which is moving from suburbia to a farm, living in a shed and becoming somewhat feral. I want to document this stressful crazy time, and look back on it with nostalgia. I have been blogging for 4 months. But, stay tuned because I have an exciting new blog theme and tagline on the way which will be fabulous. So come back and check it out. You know you want to....

5.)If you had 5000 dollars to give away or donate to a charity...explain what you would do with it and why.

I would pass on some money to my mum, to treat herself as she doesn't get to do this so often. I would love her to have holiday somewhere and live it up a bit. I would also donate to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which is a charity I follow. My cousin passed away from this and I support this cause greatly.





10 comments:

Allegra Posts for Rose said...

How different we all are!! I didn't have a child til I was 42 (as I say in my post) and didn't EVER want to be a mom at 14. Now I wonder what that was all about because instead of 1 I wish I had 5...so my hats are off to you.

Thank you for sharing yourself...I am sure you are an awesome mom ...even when you are stressed....

Doodles said...

I am sure you are a great mom. I am sure of this because you worry about your mothering... signs of a wonderful mom.
Or at least that's what I have been told.

Kimberly said...

I enjoyed reading all of your responses to the prompts! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog and seeing the new theme. I've been writing on my blog for a little over a year now and I realized recently that every few months it seems to evolve or morph into something bigger or deeper. Blogging is fun and quite the learning experience!

Jen said...

great job tackling them all. I love the expert from that book, too funny.

Jessica said...

Visiting from Mama Kat's...great post!

April said...

Love your advice, so true.

Grammy Suzzy and DJ Doran said...

oh, I just loved what you had to say! All I ever wanted to be was a mother, and I fear I have failed in so many ways. I really tried to do my best, and really, that is all we can do. These little ones are true individuals, with different needs and reactions. Just keep on doing your best, mom, and it never hurts to say you are sorry if you make a mistake!

Mama Kat said...

I often wonder what I'm going to do when my kids outgrow me. Right now everything is centered around them..even my job. I can't imagine life any different!

helloally said...

enjoy every moment with them mama kat ..mine are slowly leaving the nest and i dont like it one bit...its lonely and ive been a mum for 22 yrs (2 three wonderful chn) and i dont know what to do whenthe last one leaves next yr ...:( perhaps thats why i work with kids ..but what happens when im too old to do that ...? its awful to be unappreciated ....wondering...

i am the diva said...

i love this, i'm going to do it on my blog. thanks for sharing your answers.