1.19.2010

It's my party & I'll cry if I want to...


Today I woke up, January 19th, and like every year for as long as I've been alive on January 19th I turn another year older. I thought to myself as I was printing out shipping labels at 6:30 in the morning....28...hmm..am I old enough to retire??? Surely that can be arranged, right!? 


I had a realization today...
I made Mr. Momi stop at Border's books after lunch because I've had this GC hiding in my purse for the past 2 years. I had the grand idea last night after Lily & Leah fought sleep for 3 hours & ran around like wild banshees that either I was submitting the form online to be considered for Supernanny or I was going to go buy a book on discipline because clearly I am no longer cut out for the job.  Let it be known that if you walk into a book store these days it seems like the only thing you can find as you walk around and around in circles are books on diet, exercise, and cooking.  Everything from Skinny Bitch to Hungry Girl and Love pray eat! I swore I was going to write a book someday but, I don't think anyone is going to buy a book titled:
The 3 C's of Sanity: Cheese-itz, Coca-cola, and Children's custom clothing....
although, I could be onto something :)

Now anyhow, I finally found the shelf of "parenting" books, 15 discipline books...15!  Besides the covers of the books, I'm pretty sure they were all saying basically the same thing, although, I was not reading between the lines and what do I know about discipline anyhow..obviously nothing.  At that moment I wasn't even disciplined enough to make a decision and choose one of those 15 books, I turned around after 10 minutes of browsing and left empty handed.  After coming home and telling the story to my mom on the phone of how my day was going my heart sank for a second and I thought to myself...OMG..this is how I make my customers feel everyday.  Everyday I give them 20 pairs of ruffles pants, 20 peasant dresses, 20 knot dresses....all in 20 different colorways and they come to my shop to ease their minds and have a look at some lovelies and then leave and abandon their full shopping carts in a frazzell all because I had to go buying out every fabric store in the state!  Well, to set you into a larger state of confusion..there are still 12 more spring pieces to be listed in the next day or so.  After that I promise I will not be listing much until mid march.
I hope this helps to ease some minds :)
P.S. isn't my new blog banner amazing! Thank you so much Lori for my fab birthday gift! xoxo
 

5 comments:

Heather said...

I appreciate the wide variety of fabrics in each style. Not all your fabric selections scream at me, but then one comes along that I absolutely adore.
Good luck with the kids and if you master discpline let me know your tricks. I took college classes on child discpline and I still don't have it down.

Hallie Marie said...

LOOKS AWESOME, i love the 1st pic on the post, happy b day!

teach03 said...

Happy bday Rachel! Stunning new banner- very eye-catching :) Looking forward to seeing the final round of creations for this spring.

Good luck with discipline-as I type this- I heard some rustling and found my little guy with the tub of DumDums (how he managed to get them still baffles me)-when I called his name in the "mean/mad/shame on your voice" he just turned around and smiled at me with a wave. then they came running over with a sucker in their hands (sister has joined in the fun too) and kindly said 'here help please mamma"-meaning I needed to take the wrapper off.

Did I deny them- no- even thought I know better than to feed them suckers at 8:30 in the morning. BUT since they woke me up at 6:25am- I just don't have the energy. Maybe by lunch I can adjust my mean hat and enforce the rules.

3 Peanuts said...

The BEST book out there on discipline is SMART DISCIPLINE.

Mand said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a wonderful one. Love all the new spring fashions you have posted. Super cute new ruffle pants too.

Your banner is fabulous and what a Birthday present! As far as parenting and discipline books go it is a shame there are so few. You should write the book on The 3 C's of Sanity- because I think it would comfort all of us mom's in the real world that live according to that! LOL.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend Rachel!!