1. Do you have a parenting rule you never break?
I can’t think of one that I NEVER break, but I do try really hard to get them a nap every day. I never thought I would be a stickler on this point, but I have to admit that it is a nightmare if they don’t get their naps.
2. And a parenting rule you always break?
My boys don’t really have a set bedtime. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that my husband goes to bed before all of us, and therefore I don’t feel the pressure to get the kids to bed so that I can spend time with my husband. Plus, I like to snuggle on the couch with them and watch Batman J
3. Your biggest guilty pleasure?
Mostly chocolate, but any candy. And I don’t really feel guilty about it! I’ve always loved candy. And carbs. Pasta and bread could sustain me for a long time.
4. When do you work out?
Next question, please! J I don’t work out. Never have. My “workouts” consist of long walks/stroller rides with my boys, carrying them up and down the stairs a million times a day, and playing with them. No gym for me.
1. What’s a girls night out for you?
Anything that involves me being able to eat something without someone screaming at me, stealing my food, or filling their diaper. A good hour of wandering through Walgreens with my BFF or my mom is a good time to me.
2. Is there a beauty product you can’t live without?
Mascara. Even if I’m sick, I always put a little bit on. I wear make-up every day, though. I decided before I ever had kids that I would always maintain my getting-ready routine (which isn’t hard, because it only takes me about 20 minutes). I always wear make-up (not a lot, but always something) and almost always avoid the mom ponytail.
3. What are 3 things you always have with you?
Diapers, my camera, and a red pen. (I grade papers whenever I get a chance)
4. What are your kids reading now?
My boys love to read, especially Sam. They like the “llama, llama” series of books, they love their Bible, and Cooper loves any book with Woody and Buzz in it. Some of our all-time favorites are Where the Wild Things Are, The Going to Bed Book, Goodnight Moon, and anything by Gyo Fujikawa.