Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Football, Sleep, and Fabric Softeners



WAR EAGLE, HEY! For those of you who aren't aware that is the battle cry for my Beloved Auburn Tigers. I can't wait for football season to start. In a little less than two months my team will take the field. As you can see in this picture we are training up our son right. He loves when we sing the fight song to him.

On other notes...

I am one of those moms, you know the ones who have to tell others their baby is sleeping and be quiet. Before having Justice I was determined that he would get used to noise and be able to sleep through anything. Well, then he came, actually for a long time in the beginning he slept fine through noises...dog barking, TV, loud conversations. At about 4 mos. that all changed and our lightish sleeper would wake up with various disruptions. Mostly Joy barking and loud conversations disrupt his sleep. Also, running the washer, dryer, and dishwasher are no, nos when he is sleeping, unless the dryer is already on it is okay. He does better at night with these things, but we still have to be careful.

I miss nice laundry detergents and fabric softeners. Since being on a tight budget I am pretty content with going without certain luxuries and treats, but I do miss things on occasion. One thing that you might not think about is the nice detergents like Tide with Febreeze or Gain Joyful Expressions and fabric softeners, Downy, ahhh. I miss the smells and softness of the clothes. I now buy the el cheapo brand of Sun, costing just shy of $2 for the concentrated liquid detergent. If you are on a tight budget, what things do you miss?

6 comments:

Kristen said...

I miss name brand foods (often store brand is bought instead, which my husband hates...some foods he just refuses to eat unless it is a name brand!...he's a food snob!) I miss buying myself new clothes, but the kids need them more! And yes, nice expensive laundry detergents. I buy Sun, too! :-)

Justice looks ready for football season! :-)

Amanda said...

I have converted to Sun detergent too-I still plurge on the Bounce dryer sheets, just so the clothes smell good. I miss eating out the most- we still do, but not as much, AND getting espresso!
We use a fan for Ella when she sleep- have you tried that? It drowns out alot of the noise- I can even vaccuum when she is sleeping and it does not wake her.

Paulette said...

Well I know for me, when I too was like all of you new mommys and things were really tight I too had to do the cheaper brand stuff. lol I even remember using sun. Things do get alot better, now I am back on a very tight budget after hubby walking out, but I can not give up my joyful expressions.....
It is well worth the sacrafice to stay at home. I would do it all over again in a heart beat, it is actually rewarding to struggle at times, and when you see the other side in years from now you too will be soooo glad you did.
Enjoy that precious baby!!

Ashley said...

don't worry about the hair pulling thing! she had it coming. she left a nice big scratch under his eye last week :) they are just expressing their love for each other! soon they'll be running around holding hands :) i enjoyed the visit also. we need to try and make it a more regular thing (if i can ever get settled down).
thanks for the prayers!

Emily said...

I too entered motherhood with the same mindset that my babe would need to learn how to sleep through anything. And then I had a baby!

So far, we haven't really had to give up to many luxuries only b/c I'm such a penny pincher that I've always ONLY bought w/ coupons plus sales. I don't go on shopping sprees and only shop for me or the babe on clearance w/ coupons and consignment for the babe. We also live in an apartment so we don't have a huge mortgage. That is a sacrifice. I'd love a house but I know by having a house we would have to give up our financial independence. God has a plan for us. Not sure what it is but am certain He'll tell us!

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